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Sara J. Stankus

Associate

Sara is an associate in the firm’s Hartford office, where she practices with the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation. Sara represents a broad range of institutional and individual clients in litigation in state and federal trial and appeals courts, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. She has successfully represented clients in energy-related matters, real estate and land use disputes, trade secret litigation, business competition matters, insurance coverage litigation, contract disputes, and employment claims. Sara also serves as local counsel for cases pending in state and federal courts in Connecticut.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2017-Present)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut, Honorable Julie A. Manning, Chief Bankruptcy Judge
    • Clerkship (2017)
  • Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP
    • Associate (2013-2017)
  • Reid & Riege, P.C.
    • Summer Associate (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch (2021-2022)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Hartford County Bar Association Scholarship, Recipient
  • CALI Excellence Award for Class Performance in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Lawyering Process, and Secured Transactions

Professional Affiliations

  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Connecticut Chapter); Emerging Leaders, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Commercial Law & Bankruptcy, Federal Practice, Women in Law, and Young Lawyers
  • Connecticut Construction Industries Association; Young Contractors Forum
  • Hartford Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

News & Insight

Publication

Importance of Mentorship: A Conversation with Sara J. Stankus

April 22, 2021

Sara Stankus is an associate in Hinckley Allen’s Hartford office, where she practices in the Firm’s Litigation Department. She represents clients in complex business disputes and has substantial experience with litigation in state and federal courts, a…

Publication

Reducing the Regulatory Role of the FDA: Promoting Patient Autonomy to Choose Avastin and Other Cancer Drugs

November 1, 2012
Firm News

57 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America 2022

August 19, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that 57 attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 7 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 15 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inaugural "Ones to W…

Firm News

59 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 59 attorneys in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 12 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 10 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inau…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Continues Strategic Growth, Hiring Four New Associates: Kaitlin M. Humble, Monica D. Mohan, Diane E. Rojas, and Sara J. Stankus Join the Firm

September 14, 2017

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome four new associates, all of whom bring a wide range of experiences and insights to our firm. As Hinckley Allen continues to grow strategically across the Northeast, these associates join a dedicated team of attorneys co…

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Case Study

Hinckley Allen Helps Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Uphold Largest Purchase Power Agreements for Renewable Energy in the History of the Commonwealth

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approving power purchase agreements (PPAs) for hydroelectric energy that the Commonwealth’s three largest utilities had awarded to Hydro-Québec u…