Sara A. Garber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, IL

Thedford Garber Law
 | 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 638
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-767-2072
Fax: 312-754-8096
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Civil Rights (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sara A. Garber is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney in Chicago, Illinois and a founding co-partner of Thedford Garber Law. A staunch advocate for the rights and liberties of those she serves, Ms. Garber focuses her practice on criminal defense and civil rights violations, with a particular emphasis on matters involving racial profiling by law enforcement, illegal searches and seizures, use of excessive force, First Amendment violations, malicious prosecution and false arrests.

Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Ms. Garber has achieved notable success fighting for her clients in state and federal courts across her region. A tenacious trial attorney, she works tirelessly on behalf of those who seek her counsel while holding offending parties accountable for their unlawful actions.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Illinois, Ms. Garber returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2010. She is a member of the National Police Accountability Project and the National Lawyers Guild as well as the Chicago Committee to Free Black Political Prisoners, the Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Garber serves on the adjunct legal faculty at DePaul University College of Law, where she co-teaches a civil rights clinic. She also conducts continuing legal education seminars before various professional legal organizations.

Among her numerous awards and honors, Ms. Garber has been named as a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, and the Chicago Law Bulletin's Leading Lawyers division selected her as a Leading Emerging Lawyer for civil rights, constitutional law and criminal defense.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Criminal Law, Felony

Civil Rights (40%): Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Felony, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Sara Garber

Admitted: 2010, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.thedfordgarberlaw.com/sara-garber

Honors/Awards:

  • Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Leading Emerging Lawyer, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyers designation by the National Trial Lawyers, Inc., 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chicago Committee to Free Black Political Prisoners
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Police Accountability Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct professor, Civil Rights Clinic at DePaul University College of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, 2007
Office Location for Sara A. Garber

53 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 638
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-767-2072

Fax: 312-754-8096

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Last Updated: 1/22/2019

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