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Sarah C. Otto


Kansas City

32 Corporate Woods
9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 600
Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

T: 913.253.2195

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Sarah Otto is a member of the Kansas City Litigation & Employment practice group. Sarah’s practice includes both employment disputes and commercial litigation.

She defends employers in litigation and administrative charges and helps employers review and develop employment policies with the goal of avoiding costly litigation. She has provided practical management training to local companies and assisted employers in writing and implementing employee handbooks. She is also a frequent contributor to the Kansas Employment Law Letter and the Kansas Employment Law Blog.

Sarah serves a wide range of clients in contract disputes, including global, regional, and local businesses. She also represents businesses and employees in disputes involving breach of noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements.

Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she honed her writing and advocacy skills by participating in three national moot court competitions and serving as an associate editor of the Law Review. Before attending KU, Sarah was a K-State Wildcat and competed nationally in collegiate policy debate.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, going to art museums, and walking her golden retriever. 


  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2018)
    Order of the Coif; Rice Merit Scholar; CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Contracts, Lawyering I, Lawyering II, Federal Indian Law, International Law and Literature; University of Kansas In-House Moot Court Competition, Champion; National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Tournament
  • Kansas State University (B.S. in History and Political Science, cum laude, 2015)


  • Kansas (2018)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (2018)
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Junction City Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads of Leadership participant


  • Once Upon a Time: Ethical Fairy (and Scary) Tales (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Corporate Counsel Series: Ethics 2020)


  • Nuts and Bolts of Ethically Using Expert Witnesses (Johnson County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section)


  • Lex Mundi Global Data Privacy Guide (2021 ed.), Author, Kansas Section
    - Lex Mundi



  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Kansas Identity Theft Case
    - Kansas Employment Law Letter Vol. 26, No. 3

  • Is it Time to Update your Parental Leave Policy?
    - Kansas Employment Law Blog

  • Have a Plan to Address the Recognized Hazards of Workplace Violence
    - Kansas Employment Law Letter Vol. 26, No. 2

  •  A Budding New Law: Medical Marijuana’s Impact Continues to Grow
    - Kansas Employment Law Letter Vol. 26, No. 1