Sarah Thomas Kovoor
Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Appeals
A lifetime of experience serving the people of Northeast Ohio
Sarah began her career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Trumbull County, where she was focused on prosecuting sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect and child sexual abuse. She zealously advocated for women and children who were physically and sexually abused and prosecuted their attackers/abusers. While serving as a juvenile prosecutor, she ensured that juvenile offenders were held accountable. Sarah showed compassion for their families, who were in crisis, and treated their children fairly.
Sarah has furthered her career in private practice, handling cases in criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, and appellate law.
Sarah has defended those charged with the most serious crimes and has been a zealous advocate for clients whose civil rights have been violated or who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries in civil litigation. She is widely recognized as an experienced trial lawyer having handled dozens of jury trials.
Pursuing Justice — Defending Liberty
Sarah has successfully defended her clients’ civil rights when government entities over-reached and violated them. She has fought particularly hard for prisoner’s rights to ensure they are treated humanely; they receive adequate medical and mental health care and that they are afforded a fair process for addressing grievances and challenging parole decisions and disciplinary actions taken by prison officials. Sarah has represented victims of police brutality, prisoner mistreatment and other illegal conduct perpetrated by law enforcement and corrections personnel and she won landmark decisions in two particular cases where police misconduct and indifference caused injury to prisoners.
Sarah is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is admitted to practice law in the following courts:
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States District Court in the Northern Districts of Ohio
- United States District Court in the Southern Districts of Ohio
- The Ohio Supreme Court
- Admitted to practice by Pro Hac Vice in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
I hired Sarah for a case where I was being charged a F2 felonious assault. She got the case completely dropped after the preliminary hearing due to no evidence of such crime! She's absolutely amazing and I will continue to go to her for all my needs. I would recommend her to anyone! She and her assistant are amazing people and will do everything they can to help you!
I trusted Sarah with my child, and I was not let down. After speaking with numerous attorneys about a very delicate situation involving my child, which could have led to criminal charges, I came across Sarah. From the first call to her assistant, I felt that my child would be in good hands with Sarah and I knew she was the attorney I wanted to hire. Sarah met with my family after hours on the same day of my initial call. At that visit, she alleviated a lot of stress by being knowledgeable and compassionate. Her compassion never subsided. Sarah was always accessible to discuss any matter that I had at any time. She was understanding of my concerns no matter how trivial they may have been. She always made me feel that my child’s situation was as important to her as it was to me. I would recommend Sarah to anyone that is looking for an attorney that has integrity and will work tirelessly for you. I trusted Sarah with my child, and I was not let down.
Sarah is a tremendous lawyer and person. I hired her to help me on a domestic violence case and in my divorce. She did everything for me and more. She and her assistant helped me get my life and future back on track. I would recommend anyone who needs help to hire her. She is the best and I was grateful to have her on my side to the end. Thank you Sarah!
I recently had the privilege of working with Sarah, and I cannot express my gratitude enough for the exceptional legal expertise and compassionate support I received throughout my case. Sarah Kovoor is an exceptional attorney who possesses an extensive knowledge of the law. They were not only well-versed in the intricacies of my case but also displayed an impressive ability to anticipate and navigate any potential challenges that arose. Their attention to detail and thoroughness in preparing my case was truly remarkable. Throughout the entire process, her office kept me informed and involved, providing regular updates and explaining each step of the legal process in a clear and concise manner. They ensured that I fully understood my rights, options, and potential outcomes, empowering me to make informed decisions
If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable attorney who will fight for you, then you need Sarah Kovoor. My husband and I needed an attorney due to a custody issue. His ex-wife wanted to stop his shared parenting and gain full custody for their three children ages 11-16. After checking out several attorneys, we read about Sarah. I really liked her background information, and felt we should give her a try. Her assistant Robin responded right away and was outstanding. She made sure to keep us updated and informed through the whole process. Sarah made sure we understood the process and went above and beyond to make sure our case went as smooth as it could. There were curveballs along the way, but the difficult custody battle ended after a year of fighting amongst all parties involved. When it was all said and done, Sarah was able to win more time for us with the kids, lower child support payments, and all the extra expenses stopped. After the court process was finally over, we felt we had won BIG. It wasn't an easy case and Sarah kicked butt!!! Thank you Sarah and Robin you make a great team!
Best of the Best! Sarah Kovoor was my lawyer back in 10/2023 I was facing 10yrs or more in jail for something I didn't do. This was devastating to me and my family. Sarah and Robin were very compassionate to me. Sarah knew exactly what to subpoena to the court. I was falsely accused of 2 felonies. Sarah and her assistant Robin was able to find so much evidence in my favor which made my case get dismissed at the small court level which usually doesn't happen. What sticks in my mind is when Sarah took me out in the hallway of the court room and said to me all charges are dismissed. All I could do was cry out with tears coming down my face and said thank you GOD for leading me to Sarah to defend my innocence. She was like a momma bear protecting her client. I would recommend her in a heart beat she's the best! I can't thank Sarah and Robin enough for my freedom.
Sarah is an amazing lawyer! I can't say enough good things about this highly respected and skillful attorney. Attorney Kovoor took such good care of me right from the start. I called several attorneys trying to get an appointment because I needed an attorney right away. Her secretary arranged for me to meet with Sarah after regular office hours so she could get me in the same day. She took the time to really listen to me, and explain the things I didn't understand. She laid out a plan for how she would handle my case, and I left her office already feeling relieved and knowing I had found the right person to defend me. Other people have told me that their lawyers don't return their calls for days, if at all. Sarah always took my calls or returned them the same day. Every time we went to court, Sarah really fought for me and eventually WON MY CASE! I have referred several people to her and they are all just as happy with her as I am. I hope I never need an attorney again, but if I do, Sarah will be my first phone call!
I GOT A NOT GUILTY VERDICT!! NEED A LAWYER? HIRE SARAH!
At the age of 54, I found myself in legal trouble for the first time in my life. I had been charged with a sex crime by a resident in the apartment complex where I work. I was terrified! If convicted, I would lose my job and my life would be destroyed. I would be a registered sex offender and I faced prison time. But how do you prove you DIDN’T do something like that when someone accuses you? I knew I needed a lawyer that is an expert in sexual assault cases. I found Sarah in an online search, and I thank God I found her! She was very responsive and understood my needs right away. She is a true professional -- knowledgeable, reliable, and assertive in court. She knows how to navigate the Cuyahoga County courts and I would have been lost without her! Sarah worked tirelessly on my case, and I never had a doubt that putting my life in her hands was the right decision. I always felt well cared for. Sarah and her paralegal were very supportive when I would stress out and always responded to my texts and calls no matter the time of day. It was Sarah’s job to advocate for me and she really did her job well. Each time we were in court, she was professional, prepared, confident and firm with the prosecutor and judge. Because of Covid, my case dragged on for 2 ½ years and Sarah never gave up on me. All of that hard work paid off because I was found not guilty at trial!! Sarah saved my life! I’m very fortunate to have met Sarah because I feel like it is rare to find a lawyer that genuinely cares and is passionate about fighting for you. If I ever need legal help again, I will definitely hire Sarah and I highly recommend her to anyone. If you are facing serious charges like I was, you would be a fool not to hire her because there is no one better. If I could rate her 10 stars I would because she exceeded my expectations. Sarah is the true definition of a passionate lawyer that will stand with you side by side through it all. Thank you, Sarah, for fighting for me - it changed my life.
The best of the best! Can't thank her enough. I trusted Sarah with my life when I suddenly found myself in a terrifying situation that had life-changing ramifications. I was contacted by a detective because a woman I had dated accused me of rape. Sarah delivered, and then some. Putting my future in her hands was one of the best decisions I've made, hands down. It's hard to think where I'd be today if I'd ended up choosing a different attorney. The legal aid she and her wonderful assistant Robin provided was top notch. No matter how hopeless things looked, they went above and beyond to make themselves available, reassure me, and keep me informed every step of the way. Sarah was forthright and professional, but most importantly she truly cared. She never sugarcoated things. And thanks to her assistant Robin, who I was able to reach at practically any time in the day, I was never left in the dark. If you're like me and never in a million years imagine finding yourself in serious and life-threatening legal trouble, I can't recommend Sarah enough. Just days after contacting her, she met with me personally and ensured I was aware of the nature of the potential charges I faced. I fully expected my ordeal to last for many long and grueling months. Yet within a few weeks, Sarah gathered all the evidence she could and put together an excellent defense on my behalf. The result? No charges were filed... and the matter was put to rest. To quote Sarah verbatim when she gave me the good news over the phone, I'm a very fortunate man. I couldn't put it any better myself and I owe it all to her.
Sarah and Robin were great! They are very attentive and compassionate. They are well versed in the workings of the legal system and explained things so that we understood what was happening. They were always available for questions and concerns. Their hard work resulted in a dismissal of charges against my son. Without them I fear the outcome may have been much worse. I can't recommend them enough.
Absolutely the best! I have hired Sarah on a couple occasions and she has been very professional, knows the law and explains things in a clear, understanding manner. She always answered and returned my calls promptly, she is very attentive and very understanding about my situation. The communication was superb, and her Assistant Robin is a class act who goes above and beyond to assist Sarah’s clients . I highly recommend her to represent you, she does an amazing job. Navigating the legal system can be a daunting and time consuming task, I am eternally grateful that I found her. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking legal services/representation.
Top Notch! When my world was turned upside down by my husband's betrayal, I didn't know where to turn. Thankfully, a police officer told me to call Sarah Kovoor. I was distraught and in tears when I called her office. Robin was very kind to me and she got me in to see Sarah the same day. Sarah was patient and understanding. She spent time to educate me on the process and really put me at ease. I knew I would be in good hands and I hired her right away to represent me in my very complicated divorce and custody cases. I couldn't be happier with the way things turned out! She was caring and compassionate and helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. Sarah is tough and she fought to get me everything I wanted. If you need a great lawyer who really cares, call Sarah!