Sara M. Keith

Phone: 713-338-2883
Fax: 713-955-9670
Email: smk@sanderswillyard.com
Sara M. Keith is Senior Counsel at Sanders Willyard LLP.   She has nearly 10 years of experience in representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy litigation in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases and litigating business and real estate disputes.  Sara also has experience in commercial litigation, commercial transactions, employment disputes, and real estate, including foreclosures.  Sara's philosophy is that her clients come first.  She believes that good communication and cost-effective representation are required for successful legal representation.
Sara was the 2013 recipient of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section-Young Lawyer Committee Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer Award.  Sara is actively involved in the legal profession and her local community.  She holds leadership positions in several legal organizations, including the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section, and has been instrumental in the coordination of several state-wide legal conferences.  She is also an active member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church and coached numerous national and State moot court teams for the nationally recognized South Texas College of Law Advocacy Program.
Sara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoys reading, working out, and participating in Zumba classes.

EDUCATION:

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude  

-Certificate in Transactional Law Practice

  • Baylor University, M.A., Church-State Studies, 2004
  • Biola University, B.A., Humanities, 2000, magna cum laude

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Intern, U.S. Trustee's Office for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, Houston, Texas 2007
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Marcia A. Crone, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont, Texas 2006
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston, Texas 2006

PRACTICE AREAS: 

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation 
-Trade Secret/Intellectual Property/Unfair Competition
-Labor and Employment Litigation
-Land Use and Eminent Domain
-Real Estate Litigation
-HOA Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Bankrutpcy Litigation