Sarah Schade


Sarah A. Schade is a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice, Healthcare, Long-Term Care, and Bad Faith Litigation Practices. Sarah’s practice is primarily focused on defending complex medical malpractice, long-term care, and insurance/bad faith claims. She has served clients in a vast array of legal landscapes, including personal/catastrophic injury, wrongful death, insurance defense, corrections defense, law enforcement defense, municipality defense, government defense, civil rights litigation, and class actions. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts. In addition, she has experience in representing healthcare providers in regulatory matters before state boards.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Sarah honed her legal writing and oral advocacy skills while working as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jacqueline Rateau at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and Judicial Intern for the Honorable Danelle Liwski on the Family Law Bench at Pima County Superior Court. She also taught a series of legal courses at the Pima County Juvenile Court Center. 

Sarah is a trained mediator by the Office of the Attorney General in the State of Arizona. She is proficient in both written and spoken Spanish. She is also a published author where, as a selected member of the Arizona Law Review, she published a Note titled “Reining in the Predatory Nature of For-Profit Colleges,” 56 Ariz. L. Rev. 317 (2014).

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Healthcare
  • Long-Term Care
  • Bad Faith Litigation

Additional Experience



United States District Court for the District of Arizona

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Award, Legal Research
  • CALI Award, Mediation
  • Honors designation, Legal Writing
  • Volunteer of the Month, Volunteer Lawyer’s Program


The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

The University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2011, summa cum laude


Trained mediator, Office of the Attorney General, State of Arizona


Sarah A. Schade, Reining in the Predatory Nature of For-Profit Colleges, 56 Ariz. L. Rev. 317 (2014)

Foreign Languages