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Sara Thornton focuses her practice on a wide range of real estate and real estate finance matters. Sara regularly represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions on a state and national level, and has experience working with clients on landlord-tenant disputes. She represents purchasers, owners, and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and development of a variety of improved and unimproved real property, and also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with lending transactions secured by or involving real property.

Listed among Texas’ top firms for Real Estate in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Ranked among the top firms in the nation in Real Estate in The Legal 500 US 2020 by Legalease

Prior Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016-2017
  • Legal Intern, Washington Legal Foundation, 2015
  • Law Clerk, Federal Trade Commission, 2014
  • Judicial Staff Counsel Intern, Tarrant County Criminal Courts, 2014
  • International Sales, Group 1200 Media, 2011-2013

Honors & Affiliations


  • One to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Real Estate Law), 2021
  • Top Attorneys (Real Estate), Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2019


  • Member, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Wall Street Women, Fort Worth Chapter
  • Member, Women Who Hike, Texas Chapter

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2016, summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; Finalist, Board of Barristers Advanced Moot Court Competition; Phi Delta Phi; ADR Clinic Award; Pro Bono Honors Award
  • B.A., 2011, summa cum laude, University of North Texas; President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars


  • Texas