Sarah Odia is a litigator and business advisor focused on helping her clients identify and develop creative legal solutions.

She has a reputation of being an efficient, ethical, and effective advocate for her clients. She serves as chair of the firm’s Las Vegas office.

Sarah has successfully litigated a broad range of high-exposure legal disputes for many diverse business clients, including insurance recoveries, various types of employment disputes, product liability claims, contract disputes, construction defect claims, and premises liability claims. She employs strategic thinking to obtain positive outcomes for her clients.

She represents several national corporations in complex insurance coverage disputes and is often able to recover 100 percent of the insurance proceeds owed to her clients during pre-litigation settlement negotiations or early in litigation. She has litigated and won many insurance coverage disputes of first impression in Nevada courts. The diverse range of businesses Sarah works for regularly look to her for her ability to quickly identify the strengths and weaknesses of a case and efficiently deliver a positive outcome.

She also represents employers in state and federal courts in a range of labor and employment law matters, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations.

Sarah has appellate experience in the Nevada Supreme Court as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Background

Sarah is very involved in non-profit work and is active in the Las Vegas community. She has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Las Vegas, an organization of women promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women in the community. She is also on the Board of Directors for Nevada Housing And Neighborhood Development (Nevada HAND), an organization that improves the lives of low-income individuals by providing affordable housing solutions and supportive services. She also volunteers her time serving as a pro bono attorney for the Legal Aid of Southern Nevada’s Children’s Attorney Project (CAP), providing counsel, advice, and legal representation to abused and neglected children who are in foster care placement. 

Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, practicing yoga, cooking, and visiting family in Ohio and Oregon.

Representative Matters

  • Recovered more than $850,000 in defense costs from a client’s additional insured carriers in an Arizona selection of counsel dispute. The insurers refused to pay the client’s chosen counsel and attempted to move the client’s defense to a new firm. The client was able to keep its chosen counsel and recover all of its defense costs.
  • Recovered more than $1.2 million in defense costs from several additional insured carriers who refused to defend a client in a Texas construction defect matter.