Sarah A. Pavlik, Associate Attorney

Sarah A. Pavlik is an Associate Attorney at Stone | Dean. She is a dedicated trial attorney and strategic problem-solver who focuses her advocacy on civil litigation and business law but is always eager to take on any challenge. Although Sarah’s professional journey may be diverse-ranging from helping a mother obtain the third largest verdict in the State of California after the tragic passing of her son, to working for the number one private equity firm in Orange County, California, to fighting for climate change while clerking for Congressman Mike Levin in law school-it is nevertheless marked by her unwavering commitment to excellence, sharp intellect, and captivating demeanor both inside and outside the courtroom. With a passion for the intricacies of civil litigation and business law, Sarah combines legal prowess with a competitive spirit to navigate complex legal challenges. Her strategic thinking and innovative problem-solving make her a formidable advocate for her clients.

She graduated with honors and a business law certificate from Western State University College of Law. She earned a B.S, in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering and a minor ni Peace Studies from Butler University where she also earned a full scholarship to play Division 1 Women’s Soccer and spent a semester living in an Australian rainforest studying the spatial epidemiology of the then endangered Tasmanian Devil (and learning to love Vegemite sandwiches).

Beyond her legal acumen, Sarah loves traveling, documentaries, exploring her passion for art, design and fashion and above all, spending quality time with her young daughter in Laguna Beach, California.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Disputes and Business Litigation
  • General Litigation and Insurance Defense
  • Security and Premises Issues
  • Personal Injury and Property Damage

Professional Associations / Community Involvement

  • Adjunct professor at several law schools (Pepperdine, Whittier, Southwestern) (2015-2020)
  • UCI Law School’s Mock Court Judge, 2022 to present.
  • Public Counsel, Appellate Clinic
  • Orange County Bar Association, former board member of Education Committee (2020-2022)
  • Childhelp, former board member (2017-2018)
  • City of Hope, former board member (2015-2016)
  • Laguna Beach PTA, Yearbook Committee
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County