Sara Ochs

Contact Information

Direct: (504) 569-2909
Fax: (504) 569-2999
sarao@spsr-law.com
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Associate

 

Sara Ochs is a litigation associate with the Tort and Insurance and Maritime  Practice Groups. She represents an assortment of clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including transportation, retail, and marine insurance defense, in both state and federal courts. Sara was recognized as a 2017 Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Sara joined the firm in 2015 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Carl J. Barbier on the Eastern District of Louisiana. She graduated second in her class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law with a Certificate in International Studies. During her time at Loyola, Sara served as the Casenote and Comment Editor for the Loyola Law Review, as well as a brief writer, coach, and oralist, for Loyola’s prestigious Willem C. Vis Moot International Arbitration Team.

Sara is also an avid traveler and runner.


PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Premises Liability
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Transportation/Trucking Litigation
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage


EDUCATION:

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law — J.D., 2014
  • Loyola University Maryland — B.B.A., 2011


BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • All State and Federal Courts in Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit


PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES:

  • Boston Mariners Educational Conference 2017, “Recent Developments in Maritime Law” (April 6, 2017)

  • Developments in International Criminal Law, The Year in Review, ABA Section of International Law (June 2016)
  • Miller v. Alabama: The Supreme Court’s Lenient Approach to our Nation’s Juvenile Murderers, 58 Loyola Law Review 1073 (2013)
  • Can Louisiana’s Self Defense Law Stand its Ground?: Improving the Stand Your Ground Law in the Murder Capital of America, 59 Loyola Law Review 673 (2013)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair of Year in Review Publication for International Courts and Judicial Affairs Committee 
  • Loyola Law Alumni Board, Member
  • Maritime Law Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • Six Degree Society, Networking Organization
    • New Orleans Ambassador


HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Named to 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
  • William S. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
  • 2013 - 2014 Willem C. Vis Moot International Arbitration Competition, Honorable Mention for Best Memorandum for Respondent

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