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Sarah E. Flohr

Associate | sflohr@smsm.com
Associate | Chicago, IL
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Sarah Flohr is an associate attorney focusing her practice on toxic tort and complex commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting motions and pleadings, discovery requests, arguing motions, conducting bench trials and negotiating settlements. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, she worked as an associate attorney at a law firm in Chicago. She also previously worked as an intern for the U.S. Senate Sargent at Arms.

Ms. Flohr was an integral part of the firm’s team that won motions to exclude two experts, as well as summary judgment on all counts brought against their client, Flowserve US, Inc., which was set to proceed to trial on May 1, 2018, in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. Ms. Flohr assisted in drafting motions to exclude Plaintiff’s design defect expert’s report and Plaintiff’s damages expert’s report, which were both granted by the court, noting the issues of the case were so complex that expert opinion was needed as to defect and alternative design. In addition, Ms. Flohr assisted in drafting the motion for summary judgment, which the court granted as to all seven counts of Plaintiff’s Complaint against the client, including strict and negligent product liability counts, breach of express and implied liability counts, and breach of contract and statutory claims under the CUTPA. Water Pollution Control Authority of the City of Norwalk v. Flowserve, US Inc. v. Gilbane Building Co., case number: 3:14-cv-00549-VLB, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Ms. Flohr earned her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School where she was lead articles editor for The John Marshall Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honors Council. She holds a bachelor's degree in management and business law from Indiana University. Ms. Flohr is licensed to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Outside of her work as an attorney, Ms. Flohr enjoys traveling, running and cooking. She is a fan of several Indiana sports teams including the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana University basketball team. 

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Unhappy with its current counsel, a global industrial machinery manufacturer brought Segal McCambridge in on a federal product liability case with 30 days remaining in discovery. Ms. Flohr assisted the trial team in reviewing hundreds of thousands of pages of document production and preparing for depositions of all witnesses. The team then filed motions for summary judgment and motions to bar the plaintiff’s experts. The court granted both motions to bar and the summary judgment motions.

"Court Upholds Forum Selection Clause," Commercial Law Quarterly, Volume 14, No. 3 (December 2013)

"Building Knowledge: Construction Law Newsletter," Illinois State Bar Association, Volume 4, No. 2 (January 2014)

Education

The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (2014)

Indiana University Kelley School of Business, B.S., Business (2008)

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014