Sarah J. Simkin

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Sarah J. Simkin

Associate

ssimkin@rawle.com

Pittsburgh

Tel (412) 261-5715

Fax (412) 261-5710

Bio

Sarah J. Simkin is an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She focuses her practice in civil litigation, insurance defense, and commercial motor vehicle matters.

Sarah earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2015 with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. During law school she interned for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Pittsburgh office of the United States Attorney’s Office, and upon graduation she served as a Legal Fellow in the chambers of the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania). She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.

Sarah is active in the Allegheny County Bar Association (Women in the Law Division and Young Lawyers Division) and The Honorable Amy Reynolds Hay American Inn of Court. She serves as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Sarah is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Guest Lecturer, “Business Ethics and Emerging Issues in Self-Driving Vehicle Technology,” University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business (2018), July 2018

Planning Committee Member, Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division Bench Bar Conference Continuing Legal Education Presentation “But What Can I Do? Promoting Professionalism in the Legal Community," June 2018

Author, “Top 8 Legal Implications of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology,” February 2018, American Bar Association Business Torts & Unfair Competition Practice Point

Presenter, “Jurors in the Millennial Age—A Tactical Approach to Conveying Your Case to the New Age of Jurors,” American Conference Institute, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation, Chicago, ILJune 2017

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  Concentration in Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science and Journalism, 2012
  Minors in Legal Studies and Film Studies

Professional Associations

Allegheny County Bar Association (Women in the Law Division and Young Lawyers Division)
American Inns of Court, Honorable Amy Reynolds Hay Chapter, 2016–Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, 2016–Present
Wechsler Leadership Development Institute Fellow, 2017–2018

Seminars, Speeches & Publications