Sarah E. Stula

Sarah E. Stula


Kansas City

7500 College Boulevard, Suite 1400
Overland Park, KS 66210-4041

T: 913.253.2149
F: 866.795.2658

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Sarah Stula is an associate with Foulston’s litigation and employment practice group in the firm’s Kansas City office. Her practice includes employment disputes, commercial litigation, municipal law, and appellate advocacy. 

Sarah is a litigator at heart and enjoys advocating for her clients in trial and appellate courts. She defends public and private employers from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and civil rights claims. She conducts internal investigations and advises businesses across many industries on a wide range of employment matters. She helps public entities resolve employment, land use, contract, and constitutional disputes and drafts legislation and policies to fit their needs. Sarah litigates commercial disputes and post-employment covenants, including noncompete agreements, and negotiates severance agreements. She also secures protection from abuse orders for individuals facing abuse, stalking, and harassment.   

Before joining Foulston, Sarah clerked for Justice Caleb Stegall at the Kansas Supreme Court for three years, gaining appellate expertise in a variety of commercial, criminal, and constitutional matters. She continues to advocate for clients on appeal in Kansas and federal appellate courts. She has been recognized by her peers in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since 2021.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D. in Litigation Concentration with Honors, magna cum laude, 2016)
    Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Executive Board Member, Mock Trial Team
  • Miami University (B.A. in International Studies, minors in English Literature and German, magna cum laude, 2011)


  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Relevant Experience
  • Research Attorney, Hon. Caleb Stegall, Kansas Supreme Court, 2016-2019
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Solomon Oliver, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2015
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in the areas of Appellate Practice, 2021-2024; Civil Rights Law, Labor and Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022-2024; and Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Emerging Leaders Program, 2021
  • The Kansas and Western District of Missouri Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Civil Rights Law Section
  • Kansas Bar Association, Outstanding Pro Bono Commitment, 2022
  • Kansas Bar Association, Young Lawyer Board's Publication Editor, 2018–2021 
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court


  • Recent Developments for In-House Counsel: Attorney-Client Privilege, DEI Challenges, and Disciplinary Challenges (A Case Study) (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Corporate Counsel Series: Ethics)


  • Build Your Brand, Build Your Network: Social Media and Beyond (Kansas Women Attorneys Association, 33rd Annual Conference)
  • Unconscious Bias and the Automatic Mind (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Employment Law Institute Webinar Series)


  • Understanding Unconscious Bias and the Automatic Mind (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Corporate Counsel Series: Ethics and Elimination of Bias)


  • New COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Employers (Kansas Hospital Association)
  • COVID-19 and Employment Matters (Kansas Women Attorneys Association, 31st Annual Conference)
  • An Employer's Guide to Coronavirus (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Coronavirus Webinar)


  • Omnibus Spending Bill Adds Protections for Pregnant Workers
    - Midwest Employment Law Letter, Vol. 4, No. 3



  • Alleged Favoritism in Firing Trips Up Employer, Sends Race Bias Claim to Jury
    - Midwest Employment Law Letter, Vol. 2, No. 8