SARAH J. READ concentrated her Missouri practice in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, and law practice management and retired in 2021. Prior to moving to Missouri, she was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, Illinois, working with its Antitrust, Commercial and Regulatory Litigation group and its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) resource group.  She helped a wide range of clients – including individuals, businesses, nonprofits and community groups – resolve a variety of conflicts.  You can review her professional bio and resume below.

Sarah moved to Columbia when her husband David joined the English Department at Mizzou.  Their two children both graduated from Hickman High School, went on to college, and are fully-employed adults living on their own!

Sarah remains active in the Columbia community.  She was the 2016-17 President of the Columbia Metro Rotary Club and is the current chair of the club’s Peacebuilding, and Vocational and Intergenerational Service committees. She also helped design and remains active with the club’s youth mentoring project, ReachOut Metro.


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