Advisory Board: Sara Govero
Sara Govero earned a Master of Business Administration from Missouri Baptist in 2010 and Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Webster University in 2005. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Webster University with a minor in management in 2004 and graduated with departmental honors. While at Webster University, Sara served as Secretary for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Club and was a coordinator/volunteer for the multi-cultural center and international student affairs. In 2005, Sara received the Webster University “WebsterLEADS” leadership certificate and medal and set a Webster University record for the youngest person to ever graduate with a master’s degree.
Upon graduation, Sara was employed at Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, PC where she did primarily commercial business litigation, product liability litigation and medical malpractice. Thompson Coburn offered Sara a position in February, 2007. She accepted and performed FELA litigation and products liability defense work. In 2010, the partner Sara worked for at Thompson Coburn started the St. Louis office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. She managed the St. Louis office for approximately five years until 2014 and then was promoted to a national operations/process improvement role from 2014-2017. In March, 2017, Sara accepted a position with Cosmich Simmons & Brown, PLLC to start their St. Louis office. She will be responsible for national revenue management, firm administration, office growth, and client relations.
Between 2006 and 2012, Sara sat on the Paralegal Supervisory Board and taught Legal Research & Writing I and Legal Research & Writing II for Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. She taught 2 sections of each class per semester. Sara conducted round-table events with her students and members from various venders and the St. Louis Paralegal Association to get her students acquainted with contacts in the legal field such as court reporters, vendors, other paralegals, and names of firm. She also created and implemented statistical data reporting for Lewis & Clark’s paralegal program to become ABA accredited.
In her free time, Sara serves as President for a property management company she started in 2005. With respect to community involvement, Sara serves as the Associate Chair, Board of Directors at MindsEye, Treasure for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County and Director of Events for the Claims Litigation Management Alliance. She also takes in a few Cardinal games or Mizzou football/basketball games if time permits.