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Sarah C.Flannery

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Sarah C.Flannery


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  • Presenter, “Will the Biden Administration Unwind Immigration Policy Implemented by the Trump Administration?”, Thompson Hine Webinar, February 9, 2021
  • Panelist, International Women’s Day event, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2019
  • Panelist, “Global Talent Mobility Business Briefing,” New York, NY, BritishAmerican Business, April 2013
  • “Legal Perspectives,” Sino-American Business Summit, Miami University, West Chester, Ohio, September 2008
  • Panelist, “Young Professional Leadership Summit,” Union Club’s Cleveland Business Leaders, July 2008
  • “I-9 Compliance and National Origin Discrimination,” Lorman Education Services, Akron, Ohio, June 2007
  • “The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring: Selecting the Best Candidate While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls,” Thompson Hine’s Labor & Employment Law Update Seminar, June 2006
  • “Current Status of Immigration Reform and What It Means for Employers,” Thompson Hine’s Labor & Employment Law Update Seminar, June 2006
  • Elected to the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame, 2022
  • Selected to Law360’s Immigration Editorial Board, 2022
  • Named Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2021 Women of Note recipient
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 to 2023 for Immigration Law
  • Selected for Crain’s Cleveland Business‘s Forty Under 40 Class of 2016
  • Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, United Way of Summit County, 2014
  • Recognized in Crain’s Cleveland Business‘s “Who to Watch in Law,” 2013
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017
  • Women of Professional Excellence Award recipient, YWCA Greater Cleveland, 2009

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Summit County, member and chair, Mentoring Committee, 2011 to present
  • Cleveland State University Foundation, board member 2015 to present
  • Ronald McDonald House of Akron, board member, 2013 to 2018
  • Cleveland State University Alumni Association, board member, 2012 to 2018
  • Torchbearers Akron, member, 2009 to 2011
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland, Executive Campaign Cabinet, co-chair of GeneratioNext, 2004 and 2005


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2002,
    summa cum laude

    graduated first in class; research editor, Cleveland State Law Review

  • John Carroll University, B.S., 1999,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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