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SARAH L. CHANCELLOR

Attorney – Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

Environmental Law
Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Mass Tort Product Liability
General Litigation
Insurance Defense

Did You Know?

Sarah majored in anthropology and worked alongside a team of professional archaeologists in conjunction with the California Native American Heritage Commission. The site, which sat atop a bluff overlooking the Newport Bay, was an ancient dwelling place for Native Americans. She experienced the excavation historical artifacts and cultural remnants which dated back some 4,000 to 9,500 years.

Sarah represents clients across a wide range of industries, including environmental, pharmaceutical, mass tort and insurance defense matters. Sarah has experience in all phases of litigation, including investigation, witness preparation, motion practice, depositions and trial work. She focuses on products liability, class actions, breach of contract, toxic torts, insurance coverage, business torts and general complex commercial litigation.

Sarah served as staff attorney for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board for several years where she assisted in the adjudication of claims involving the ethical and professional misconduct of lawyers. She represented Louisiana on the National Counsel of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards as well the American Bar Association’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility.

Prior to joining the Disciplinary Board, Sarah was assigned to the mass-tort products liability litigation group with the premiere defense firm, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC, where she defended clients against pharmaceuticals and medical device lawsuits. Sarah has experience in various phases of litigation, including discovery, expert witness workup, Daubert motion practice and trial preparation. She has extensive experience in complex document review and production as well as electronic discovery. She has developed data protection plans, and provided cybersecurity strategies for her clients.

Sarah has served as counsel in both individual and class actions suits and in multidistrict litigation. Sarah maintains an active pro bono practice, representing a wide array of individuals in need.

Sarah is a native New Orleanian and is involved in several civic organizations. She is a former Board Member of the Junior League of New Orleans, having served as Secretary from 2013-14.


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • California State University, Long Beach, B.A., Anthropology, 1996