Women in Law 2022



S ara Davis joined Cogan & Power in 2018 as the firm’s first female partner. She concentrates her practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and FELA claims. Sara has helped achieve dozens of multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts in her sixteen years of practice. Last year Sara was part of the trial team that obtained a record $42 million dollar verdict in Kendall County on behalf of a paralyzed veteran. The previous high verdict in Kendall County was thirteen million. Sara has tried cases throughout Illinois and Wisconsin in both state and federal court. She has successfully appealed cases in the Illinois Appellate Court as well as the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Opposing counsel has described Sara as a fierce advocate for her clients. She is well prepared, detail oriented, and always a professional. Sara’s poise and intellect offer her a presence both inside and outside the courtroom. Sara is often asked by colleagues to consult on cases to share her knowledge, strategy, and skill. Sara is humbled that her clients invite her into their lives during the worst and most frightening days of their lives. Sara navigates them through the complex and difficult litigation process to ensure their voices are heard and they receive full compensation for their losses. Sharing this experience with her clients has resulted in close relationships that last well beyond the end of their legal representation. Sara’s skills and achievements have been recognized by her peers as she was named as one of the Law Bulletin’s Media’s 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch Under Forty in 2015, a Rising Star for the last nine years and ascending to the designation of Super Lawyer. She was also recognized as a Top 10 Female Lawyer under 40 in Illinois in 2020. She has received the service award from the Women’s Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award from the Lake County Bar Association. Sara is well respected by her colleagues. Sara is often asked to speak to legal professionals. She has spoken at a number of events including for the Attorney Information Exchange Group, Women’s Bar Association, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She has written a number of articles for various legal publications and has held leadership positions within several legal organizations, including most recently being the Chair for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Women’s Caucus. Sara is dedicated to mentoring law students and young lawyers and has served as a mentor through the IL Supreme Court’s 2Civility program for many years. Sara lives in Chicago with her husband, Tim, and her daughter Samantha.



Powered by