Sara Cressey represents schools, businesses and individuals on a wide array of litigation matters. Adept at legal research and writing, Sara derives great satisfaction from crafting successful arguments and advocating persuasively for her clients.
Sara is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where she excelled both in and out of the classroom. She served as a teaching assistant in several courses, was a Case Note and Comment Editor for the Maine Law Review, was co-chair of the Maine Association for Public Interest Law, and was a student attorney for both the Refugee and Human Rights and Juvenile Justice clinics. Her comment, Overawed and Overwhelmed: Juvenile Miranda Incomprehension, was published in the Maine Law Review in 2018.
Sara’s top-quality work has garnered several awards, notably as a Refugee and Human Rights Fellow and a recipient of a public interest law fellowship to support the Federal Public Defender in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also received the Maine Law Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Immigration Law, and the Maine Law Foundation Alumni Award, which is presented to an individual who, in the estimation of the law school faculty, is an outstanding member of the graduating class.
Embracing her roots as a Maine native, Sara lives with her fiancé, dog and cat at their Portland home and can be found reading, cooking, hiking, and playing board games.
University of Maine School of Law, Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, 2018
Wheaton College, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2013
Hon. Kermit V. Lipez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Hon. Jon D. Levy, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
Refugee and Human Rights Fellow for the Class of 2018, Maine Law
Maine Law Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Immigration Law
Maine Law Foundation Alumni Award
Phi Beta Kappa, Wheaton College
Paul F. Cressey Prize (no relation) for excellence in the field of anthropology, Wheaton College
Comment, Overawed and Overwhelmed: Juvenile Miranda Incomprehension, 70.1 Me. L. Rev. 87 (2018)
Jennifer Wriggins & Sara Cressey, G.M.M. v. Kimpson, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tort Opinions (Lucinda M. Finley & Martha Chamallas, eds., 2020)