Sarah Mitchell Montgomery
Sarah Mitchell Montgomery is an employment law attorney with substantial experience representing employers and management in complex cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation and unfair practices and related workplace and business disputes. Sarah regularly assists clients on challenging work-related issues, including high risk discipline and termination scenarios, managing leaves of absence, navigating issues raised by Title VII, the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, USERRA and workers’ compensation statutes, investigating allegations of harassment and discrimination, drafting and updating affirmative action plans, and creating and implementing effective and compliant employee-related policies and procedures.
Sarah’s proactive approach to employee relations enables her clients to address employee disputes efficiently and effectively. Sarah distinguishes her practice through her accessibility and responsiveness to clients, her preparation and knowledge of current laws and regulations, and her use of creative and practical strategies for handling employment litigation and resolving personnel disputes and issues with minimal disruption to the employer’s operations.
Sarah litigates employment cases in both state and federal courts, conducts employment law compliance training, counsels employers on preventative compliance strategies, and frequently appears on behalf of employers before numerous administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Texas Workforce Commission.
Sarah is also experienced in evaluating and counseling clients on diversity and affirmative action initiatives and practices, including developing, implementing and updating affirmative action plans. Sarah regularly advises clients on governmental contracting, compliance and other regulatory requirements under Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Sarah represents clients from a wide range of industries, including retail, law firms and other professional service firms, financial services, oil and gas, physician practices and hospitals, manufacturing, restaurants, and hospitality.
B.A., magna cum laude, Baylor University
- Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
- Order of the Coif
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas