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Sarah C. Vaughn

Attorney / Partner
Salt Lake City
Licensure: UT


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Sarah Vaughn is a Fabian VanCott partner with a practice devoted to civil litigation.

Sarah represents 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 represents 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 2021, Sarah was awarded the Horizon Award from the Utah Defense Lawyers Association, recognizing excellent and distinguished service in the defense of her clients. Since 2021, Sarah as been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation.

Sarah earned her law degree from the University of Utah where she graduated with honors. She is admitted to practice in Utah and the Tenth and First U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Professional History

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

Leadership Utah, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2023

Board Member, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2013-2017, 2019 – 2021

President, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2017-2019

Professional Development Co-Chair, Young Lawyer Division of the Utah State Bar, 2017-2019

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


Juris Doctor, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2013

Master of Public Policy, University of Utah, 2013

Bachelor of Arts, The George Washington University, 2009

Community Service

Americorps VISTA Volunteer, 2009-2010

Recognition and Awards

Utah Legal Elite – Civil Litigation, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022

Utah Legal Elite – Up and Coming, 2021

Utah Defense Lawyers Association – Horizon Award, 2021

Young Lawyer Division of the Utah State Bar- Young Lawyer of the Year, 2018