Sarah C. Vaughn

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Sarah C. Vaughn


Direct Line : 801.574.2628

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


Sarah Vaughn is a Fabian VanCott shareholder with a practice devoted to litigation. Sarah has represented clients in an array of matters from small familial disputes to large complex commercial litigation. Sarah also represents clients in administrative hearings, defending health care providers and employers before DOPL and the Labor Commission. Sarah zealously advocates for her clients to advance their best interests while ensuring a timely and cost-effective resolution of their matters. She has represented clients at trial, arbitrations, mediations, and before appellate courts.

In 2018, Sarah was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Young Lawyer Division. In 2020, Sarah was recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch” for commercial litigation. In 2021, Sarah was awarded the Horizon Award from the Utah Defense Lawyers Association recognizing excellent and distinguished service in the defense of her clients.

Sarah earned her law degree from The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where she graduated with honors. She received her bachelor's degree from The George Washington University.

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Horizon Award, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch - Commercial Litigation, 2020
Board Member, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2013-2017, 2019 - present
President, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2017-2019
Young Lawyer of the Year, Young Lawyer Division of the Utah State Bar, 2018
Professional Development Co-Chair, Young Lawyer Division of the Utah State Bar, 2017-2019
Associate Attorney, Kipp and Christian, P.C., 2013-2018
Law Clerk, Kipp and Christian, P.C., 2011-2013
Judicial Intern, Utah Supreme Court, Honorable Christine Durham, Summer 2011
Admitted to the Utah State Bar, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and First Circuit Court of Appeals


Juris Doctor, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2013
• Outstanding Achievement Award, Legal Methods
• Cali Excellence for the Future Award, International Law
• President, Women’s Law Caucus, 2011– 2012
• Senior Staff Editor – Utah Law Review, 2012– 2013
• Managing Director – Global Justice Through Research, 2012-2013
• Jessup International Moot Court Team – Alternate, 2012-2013
Masters of Public Policy, University of Utah, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, The George Washington University, 2009

Community Service

Americorps VISTA Volunteer, 2009-2010

Peer Recognition

Ones to Watch - 2021