Managing Partner Steve Hovis states, “Sarah has proven her ability to counsel businesses on compliance with state and federal employment laws, navigate complex litigation matters, and manage risk in the workplace for both our private and public sector clients. She prides herself on understanding her client’s needs and objectives and finding practical solutions to their problems. She is an invaluable piece of our employment and litigation teams.”
Additionally, Hovis shares, “Leigh loves a challenge. Through a policy focus, she advises on the impact of ongoing changes to Federal and state legislation and regulations, as well as local, state, and federal caselaw that affect public school districts. Leigh enjoys advising on all matters related to students such as special education, gifted education, restorative practices, and approaches to support homeless and foster care students. Leigh is an integral part of our School Group.”
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Sarah is a member of the Business, Municipal and School Practice Groups and the Litigation team. She counsels private and local government clients on governance issues, including personnel, risk management in the workplace, and advocacy during litigation and pre-litigation matters.
Sarah serves as a Board Member for the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County and York Central Market, and is on the Executive Committee for the Advisory Board of Penn State York.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University.
Leigh is a member of the School Law Practice Group and applies her Ph.D. in education policy to guide clients on various school topics, including but not limited to, special education and pupil personnel matters, including equity, disproportionality, discipline, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Leigh is a trainer for the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, a member of the United Way of York County Women United, Emerging Leaders Society, and Allocations Committee, assists with the development of youth courts, serves on the York County Bar Foundation’s Grant Committee, and is a member of the Women’s Giving Circle.
Leigh received her undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Juris Doctorate from University of Baltimore School of Law, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.