Sarah Murnane Kelly graduated cum laude from Niagara University in 2009 as a member of the University’s Honors Program, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2012. Ms. Kelly is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and within the Northern District of New York.
Prior to joining the Sugarman Law Firm, Ms. Kelly defended national and international corporations involved in toxic tort, personal injury, product liability, and premises liability claims in state and federal courts. She also previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney. While in law school, Ms. Kelly practiced as a student attorney, authoring appellate briefs and arguing an appeal before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. At the College of Law, she also participated in the Moot Court Honor Society; winning the Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition in 2011, and was the recipient of the College of Law’s Robert W. Miller Award for excellence in Moot Court and Trial Advocacy. Ms. Kelly received the Orange Pro Bono and Community Service Award for exceeding the recommended term of Pro Bono Service.
Ms. Kelly lives in Syracuse, with her husband John Jensen.