Apr 29, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
By Susan Feder
This month, the Marin Lawyer profiles new MCBA Board member Sarah Léger, a litigator with Ragghianti Freitas LLP in San Rafael.
Sarah has been a civil litigator throughout her legal career. While she now focuses primarily on management-side employment law and complex business disputes, the diverse nature of her firm’s practice means that she has had trial experience in a variety of other types of cases. Sarah didn’t always see herself becoming a lawyer. In fact, growing up, she envisioned becoming a doctor, but the heavy emphasis on science shifted her focus to law instead.
Sarah started her legal career in Marin and joined MCBA at the outset. She recently volunteered to serve as a director to support our community, and to connect with her colleagues on a deeper level. Sarah recognizes that all members of the legal community need to do their part to keep this association thriving, and she felt it was her turn to give back.
On the personal side, Sarah loves living in Marin, which she describes as “one of the most beautiful places in the world”. She is also fond of her enviable three-minute commute to work. She and her husband, Ramon Ignacio, have been married for fourteen years, and have two delightful sons, ages eight and five. A proud and enthusiastic mom, she enjoys spending time on the West Marin Little League field watching her boys play baseball, a sport they love. Her favorite pastimes are spending time with her family, and more recently, golfing with a group of women from the MCBA legal community. Having studied abroad in both Thailand and Spain, she also has a decades-old passion for travel.
When asked what career she could see herself pursuing other than law, she said she would enjoy designing and building homes, from foundation to final finishes.
Sarah described one of the highlights of her legal career as her representation of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of San Joaquin in nine cases over nearly a decade. The disputes involved property ownership and complex constitutional issues. She was the lead trial attorney in two cases and handled several dispositive motions in the others. Ultimately, her client prevailed in every case, and recovered more than eighty million dollars to date. The compelling social justice issues involved in these cases made her experience all the more satisfying.
Join us in welcoming Sarah Léger to the MCBA Board!