Sara Willingham received a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court before graduating with High Honors in the top 10% of her class. She began work at a general practice office in Clarksville, Tennessee handling mostly criminal, family law, and consumer bankruptcy. From 2007 until 2011, she served as an Assistant Post-Conviction Defender for the State of Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender in Nashville Handling capital state post-conviction cases.
$383.5 million jury verdict
Mrs. Willingham was heavily involved in White, et al v. DaVita Healthcare Partners. This case involved three consolidated wrongful death cases against DaVita, one of the country’s top dialysis providers. Paynter Law was one of the firms representing the three plaintiffs and, in June of 2018, a jury awarded plaintiffs a combined verdict of $383.5 million.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A., English
Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee