Sarah Laughlin

Sioux Falls Attorney Sarah Laughlin

The Launch Lawyer


Sioux Falls Business and Transactional Lawyer

Sarah Laughlin is the “Launch Lawyer” who can boost your business forward. Think of it like a rocket ship toward success, hop on board and Sarah will help you get there. She helps start-ups, new business owners, and serial entrepreneurs with their legal needs ranging from how to get started to negotiating contracts and resolving unforeseen issues. Sarah has a background in psychology and has worked with a wide range of people. She works to make sure her clients are understanding the process every step of the way and are comfortable about knowing what’s happening with their situation – worth it!


Direct: (605) 275-7990

Office: (605) 371-2000

Cell: (262) 442-2382

Sarah says the best part about being a lawyer is the infectious happiness and excitement that an entrepreneur has when you’re helping them start or grow their business. “Being an attorney combines all the things I love to do,” says Sarah. “You’re in a counseling and advising role, discussing clients’ issues and possible solutions. You also get to be creative and logical, seeing how all the pieces will fit together to achieve the clients’ goals in the most strategic way.”

Sarah is passionate, inquisitive, and competitive, much like her business owner clients. One of her favorite quotes is, “Your comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” This fits Sarah’s role well as she helps entrepreneurs branch out of their comfort zone giving their business a boost toward success.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Transactional Law
  • Trademarks
  • Estate Planning

LICENSED IN: South Dakota

Sarah's “Why”

Sarah and her husband got married in 2018 and have two dogs and three cats. She enjoys playing board games and going to trivia nights with her husband. She’s also a runner. A fan fact about Sarah is that she doesn’t have a sense of smell!

University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2018

  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review
  • Research Assistant

University of Southern Mississippi,Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2014

  • Teaching Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2012

  • Honors Program
  • Studied abroad at Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain

Lancaster Public Defenders Office: Lincoln, NE

Clerk 2017-2018

  • Researched and drafted memoranda regarding various legal criminal issues
  • Drafted briefs and motions to be filed with the court
  • Interviewed and represented clients with a licensed attorney for mental health board hearings

University of Nebraska College of Law: Lincoln, NE

Circulation Desk Attendant, 2016-2018

  • Assisted patrons in checking out books, reserving study rooms, and locating resources

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska: Omaha, NE

Extern for Judge Bataillon, 2017

  • Reviewed court filings and drafted court documents
  • Observed court proceedings

Civil Clinical Law Program: Lincoln, NE

Clerk, 2017

  • Represented clients with a licensed attorney on a variety of matters including pardons and guardianship
  • Drafted estate planning documents

KSB School Law: Lincoln, NE

Clerk, 2016-2017

  • Researched and drafted memoranda for legal issues such as discrimination claims and school law issues

National Indemnity Company: Omaha, NE

Clerk, 2016

  • Researched and drafted memoranda for legal issues in a variety of areas including insurance law and structured settlement transfer acts
  • Co-presented internally to claim examiners on Utah personal injury protection statutes
  • Revised structured settlement disclosure statement and release of claims agreements

Milwaukee Center for Independence: Milwaukee, WI

Client Coordinator/Case Manager, 2014-2015

  • Managed caseload of 10-15 clients with special needs
  • Taught daily classes on skills such as cooking, socializing, employment, and personal wellness

University of Southern Mississippi: Hattiesburg, MS

Instructor, 2013

  • Taught classes on Counseling Theories and Practice

State: South Dakota

  • The Nebraska Lawyer “Common Provisions in Structured Settlement Acts Across the U.S.”
  • CALI Award for Accounting for Lawyers, 2016
  • CALI Award for Property, 2016
  • Women’s Law Caucus
    • President 2017-2018
    • Auction Chair 2016-2017
    • 1L Representative 2015-2016
  • South Dakota Bar Debtor
    • Creditor Committee 2019 – 2020
  • Sioux Falls Area Running Club
    • Board Member 2019 - Current
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