Sara Abbott McEown
As a partner at Jackson Walker, Sara McEown has built a practice representing clients in the construction and real estate industries. In these areas, she assists clients in drafting and negotiating transactions, resolution of disputes in the early stages through trial and appeal, and outside general counsel services.
A sixth generation Texan, Sara put her construction science degree to use by working for a large commercial contractor prior to attending law school. Sara’s unique background and experience allows her to have knowledge of the industries she serves, and more importantly, a deeper understanding of her clients’ businesses. Sara concentrates on providing services that fit her clients’ strategic goals. When clients are anticipating pursuing or defending against lawsuits, her knowledge of their business and extensive trial experience enables Sara to better assist with dispute resolution strategy that fits within their needs. Sara also serves as outside general counsel for clients who do not have their own in-house lawyers.
In over 12 years of practice at Jackson Walker, Sara has focused on building her construction law practice from the ground up. Sara advises developers, owners, contractors, governmental entities, and specialty contractors from the beginning of a project through any issues that may arise during or after construction. She regularly drafts and negotiates agreements related to all aspects of development, design, and construction of commercial buildings, large infrastructure projects, government contracts, and master-planned developments. Because Sara has a decade of experience resolving disputes, or trying cases when litigation is unavoidable, she has knowledge of and experience with all types of construction-related litigation.
B.S., Construction Science, Texas A&M University
- Business Administration, Minor
J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law
- Delta Theta Phi International Fraternity
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas