Sara C. Thornton
Sara Thornton focuses her practice on a wide range of real estate matters.
Sara regularly represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions across Texas and the United States, and works with clients on landlord-tenant disputes. Sara represents owners in solar development projects, including the negotiation of leases, power purchase agreements, energy service agreements and related documents. She also represents purchasers, owners, and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and development of a variety of improved and unimproved real property.
During law school, Sara was a legal intern for the Washington Legal Foundation, served as a law clerk at the Federal Trade Commission, and was a Judicial Staff Counsel intern in the Tarrant County Criminal Courts. After graduation, Sara clerked for the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Texas
- President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
- Order of the Coif
- Managing Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
- Finalist, Board of Barristers Advanced Moot Court Competition
- Phi Delta Phi
- ADR Clinic Award
- Pro Bono Honors Award
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- “Top Attorneys,” Fort Worth Magazine, 2019-2020
- Junior Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, Group VP of Membership
- Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
- Women Who Hike, Texas Chapter
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
April 24, 2023Newsletters
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March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
November 17, 2022Newsletters
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September 27, 2022Client Results
Novaria Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty hardware, components, and coatings for the aerospace and defense industries, recently completed its acquisition of STROCO Manufacturing, Inc. This deal marks the sixth acquisition Novaria has announced from December of 2021 through July of 2022, taking place after its successful acquisitions of FMi Chemical, Hohman Plating, Advanced Coating, Hydro Fitting, and GK Mechanical Systems.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
October 5, 2021Newsletters
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August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
January 22, 2021Attorney News
Jackson Walker Expands Commercial Leasing Experience With Addition of Fort Worth Partner Travis McNellie
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Travis W. McNellie as a partner in the Fort Worth office. Joining our Real Estate practice, Travis boosts the Firm’s experience handling commercial leases, particularly involving office and industrial properties, across Texas and the United States.