As an experienced litigator, Sarah E. Heise advises and helps clients regarding professional negligence, products liability, toxic torts, general commercial litigation, and workers’ compensation. She has experience with medical fee disputes and provides a practical and strategic approach to health care providers when complex billing issues arise. This includes assisting with claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Prior to joining Spencer Fane, Sarah spent over a decade litigating workers’ compensation and serious personal injury cases, both at the circuit court and appellate court levels, as well as defending the State of Missouri and Second Injury Fund as an Assistant Attorney General.
Sarah has created and presented seminars counseling clients about changes in Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law. Sarah served for two years on the Young Lawyers’ Counsel of the Missouri Bar, sitting on various committees throughout her tenure and coordinating Continuing Legal Education seminars geared towards the professional growth of young lawyers.
Sarah is licensed in the State of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2001 with Dean’s Honors, having served as a law clerk for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office in both the Legal Opinions and Government Counsel Division and the Criminal Litigation Division. Before obtaining her Juris Doctorate, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Mississippi State University in 1998, graduating magna cum laude.
- Washburn University School of Law, 2001 (J.D.), Dean's Honors
- Mississippi State University, 1998 (B.A.), magna cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
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