Sara Peters

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Sara attended Stanford Law School, obtaining her J.D. in 2008. At Stanford, she competed in mock trial and moot court. She was Lead Articles Editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law and served on the executive boards for several student organizations.

At the Walkup Firm, Sara prosecutes personal injury cases on behalf of severely injured individuals in cases involving defective products, dangerous conditions of property, medical negligence, vehicular negligence, and nursing home abuse.

In her spare time, Sara coaches mock trial at Stanford and serves as Co-Director of ABC (Attorneys Bettering the Community) a local nonprofit composed of attorneys who want to volunteer in a hands-on way. She has taught local CLE (continuing legal education courses) on litigation-related topics. She is an active member of CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California), SFTLA (San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association), and the San Francisco Bar Association. She was peer nominated as a Northern California Super Lawyers 2013 and 2014 Rising Star — a distinction given to fewer than 2.5 percent of the state's lawyers.

Sample Verdicts and Settlements

Severely Injured Grandmother v. Winery
(Vicarious Liability for Negligent Driver)
$4,750,000 Mediated Settlement after defeating summary judgment

Young burn victim v. Construction company
(Joint Venture Analysis Applied To House Fire)
$3,300,000 Settlement after defeating summary judgment

High School Student v. Helmet Manufacturer
(Product Liability for Cervical Spine Injury)
$2,190,000 Settlement

Survivors of Young Mother v. California Hospital
(Medical Malpractice Failure to Recognize Sepsis)
$1,400,000 Mediated Settlement

Grad student v. ATM Service Company
(Vicarious Liability for Road Rage Attack)
$1,250,000 Settlement after defeating summary judgment

Brain Damaged Man v. Negligent Driver
(Vehicular Negligence)
$1,250,000 Settlement

Passenger v. SF Taxi Company
(Taxi Driver Attack on Passenger After Fare Dispute Causes Major Eye Trauma)
$1,000,000 Settlement After Overcoming Summary Judgment

Sauer v. Farmers Insurance
(Insurance Coverage Dispute)
$985,000 Verdict

Surviving Parents v. Community Medical Center
(Medical Malpractice & Battery)
$900,000 Settlement after defeating summary judgment

Young girl v. Fast food chain
(Scald injury from spilled hot water)
$750,000 Mediated Settlement

Woman v. Bay Area Laparascopic Surgeon
(Medical Malpractice Causes Permanent Abdominal Pain)
$750,000 Mediated Settlement

Driver v. Commercial Truck
(Rear-end collision with big rig causes eye injury with double vision)
$450,000 Settlement

Pedestrian v. Transportation Company
(Vehicular Negligence Causes Knee Injury)
$550,000 Mediated Settlement

Italian Vacationer v. Employer of Drunk Driver
(Vehicular Negligence - Course and Scope)
$500,000 Mediated Settlement

Elderly woman v. California Healthcare Provider
(Unnecessary colonoscopy causes stroke and permanent disability)
$500,000 Settlement

Elderly man v. California Healthcare Provider
(Misuse of surgical instruments destroyed kidney function)
$475,000 Settlement

Survivors of 104-Year-Old Man v. Nursing Home
(Elder Neglect & Wrongful Death)
$475,000 Settlement

Survivors of Elderly Woman v. Nursing Home Chain
(Elder Neglect With Repeat Falls)
$447,500 Settlement

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