Sarah was born to Abraham and Anna Thomas in Kerala, India. When she was just 7 years old, her family immigrated to the US and settled in Rye, New York. After graduating from the University of Rochester, Sarah and her new husband moved to Northeast, Ohio. She received her law degree from the University of Akron in 1998. Sarah raised her 3 children in Warren and she and her family have lived in the community for nearly 30 years.
Sarah served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Trumbull County starting in 1998. There, she successfully prosecuted perpetrators of domestic violence, rape and murder. She has always been a zealous advocate for justice. While serving temporarily as a juvenile prosecutor, it was her duty to hold juvenile offenders accountable and she was able to do this while showing their families compassion.
Sarah has furthered her career in private practice, handling cases in criminal defense, civil litigation, family law and appellate law with offices located in Warren and Cleveland.
Sarah has defended those charged with the most serious crimes and has been a zealous advocate for clients whose civil rights have been violated or who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries in civil litigation. She is widely recognized as an experienced trial lawyer having handled dozens of jury trials.
Sarah has a strong desire to safeguard our laws and make things better for the next generation. She will ensure that everyone who comes before the court is treated with dignity and respect. Sarah is committed to making sure every person who comes before the court is fairly heard and their rights are preserved. She believes in limited government and that the role of the judiciary is to apply the laws as written and not to legislate from the bench.
From Immigrant, to mother of 3, to prosecutor, to defense attorney, Sarah has zealously pursued justice for adults and juveniles in all situations. She is extremely well-prepared to serve on the bench. She believes in a fair, just and impartial judicial branch. Sarah believes that a judge’s role should be as an interpreter of the laws as written and not to create new applications of the law.