Sarah graduated from Wellesley College cum laude with a double-major in Political Science & Women’s and Gender Studies. There, she focused her work on the American justice system and its material impact on communities. While at Wellesley, Sarah helped establish and lead a weekly book club at Massachusetts DOC’s only women’s prison, MCI-Framingham. It was during these meetings that Sarah became interested in a career serving the interests of people facing difficult and overwhelming circumstances.
After moving to Chicago, Sarah worked as a litigation paralegal at Kirkland & Ellis for over two years. In this position, she assisted highly sophisticated teams representing clients involved in complex commercial litigation cases, as well as on pro bono matters. Sarah joined Kaplan and Grady eager to provide exceptional legal services for those who have experienced unfair treatment and constitutional violations.
Outside of work, Sarah regularly volunteers with Chicago Community Jail Support, providing on-the-ground transportation, food, and housing resources for individuals recently released from Cook County Jail.
Sarah plans to attend law school in the fall of 2023, where she will continue to further her understanding of how to best advocate for those whose interests deserve excellent and informed representation.
A Special Note from Howard Kaplan & Sarah Grady:
We want to wish Sarah the very best as she pursues her JD at the University of Minnesota. It would be almost impossible to overstate Sarah’s incredible contributions to the firm. She got us launched and helped make us who we are. Have a great time in law school and come back soon! We’re so proud of you, Sarah B!