Sarah-Grace French

Sarah-Grace French has experience in a variety of civil practice areas, from municipal advocacy to constitutional and civil rights litigation, and labor & employment.

Sarah-Grace French

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Having represented clients in both the private and public sectors, Sarah-Grace brings a dual perspective to her municipal law practice that enables her to anticipate the other side’s next move while producing results that align with her client’s objectives and charter.

Practice Areas & Education

PRACTICE AREAS

  • State, Local & Municipal
  • Constitutional Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Administrative Law
  • Legislative & Governmental Affairs

EDUCATION

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2019
    • Associate Managing Editor, SMU International Law Review Association
    • Publication: “Legality of the United States’ Imposition of Unilateral Sanctions on Chinese Corporations Under International Law,” State Bar of Texas International Law Section, Vol. 1, pg. 24 (2018)
    • Recipient of 2019 Jackson Walker LLP Endowment Scholarship
    • Chief Student Attorney, SMU Civil/Consumer Clinic
    • Best Oral Advocate, Georgetown Mock Trial White Collar Invitational (2018)
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2015

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas (2019)

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

About Sarah-Grace

EXPERIENCE

Sarah-Grace is a litigation associate and member of Fee Smith’s Government practice group, working with municipalities in the DFW area and throughout Texas, with populations anywhere from 2,000 to 1 million. She focuses on clear communication and strong legal positioning at the beginning of each engagement, bringing a proactive approach to her work representing Texas cities. The constantly evolving nature of municipal practice and the distinctive variety of work keeps Sarah-Grace engaged with her clients and on her toes.

Sarah-Grace serves in an associate general counsel role for many Texas government entities with a practice ranging from court and administrative hearing advocacy to constitutional and civil rights defense litigation, to labor & employment and administrative law. She conducts witness interviews, evaluates facts and evidence, and drafts various memorandums and court filings, all with an eye toward evaluating risk throughout the pendency of each matter. She frequently represents municipalities in court at summary judgment, pre-trial hearings, and preliminary administrative hearings and is proud of her record of success resolving matters prior to trial and without administrative appeals.

Sarah-Grace graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2019. During law school clerked for several government agencies and courts, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Eastern District of Texas.

AUTHORED ARTICLES & SEMINARS

  • “Legality of the United States’ Imposition of Unilateral Sanctions on Chinese Corporations Under International Law,” State Bar of Texas International Law Section, Vol. 1, pg. 24 (2018).

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