Advisory Board: Sara Govero

Sara GoveroSara 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 Anthropology and Sociology 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. Sara was invited to move too. She managed the St. Louis office for approximately five years until she was offered a National Project Manager role at the end of 2014.            

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 in order 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 on the Board of Directors for MindsEye, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County and Arts for Life. She also serves on two committees for Kids in the Middle (Swirl and Gala), two committees for MindsEye (Fund and Beepball), and a committee for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County (Fund). She is a member of the Diversity Awareness Partnership, Focus St. Louis, Webster University Mentor/Mentee Program, Webster University Sustainability Coalition, and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. She also takes in a few Cardinal games or Mizzou football/basketball games if time permits.   

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