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Sarah J. Crooks

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Perkins Coie LLP

Sarah Crooks, a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation group, focuses her practice on navigating clients through complex business litigation, class action lawsuits and attorney general investigations across a variety of industry sectors, including the telecommunications, food and restaurant, childcare and education and real estate sectors. Sarah also has extensive experience representing clients in the areas of consumer protection, securities litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation and will contests.

Sarah dedicates a significant portion of her time to pro bono work and volunteer efforts to serve the legal community. Since 2002, Sarah has served as a volunteer attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oregon representing victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders. Sarah is also involved with the American Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association (past President), and Oregon Women Lawyers (past President).  In 2012, the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism recognized Sarah with the Justice Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award for consistently demonstrating the highest standards of conduct to the bench, bar and public.  In 2010, Sarah was recognized for her unrelenting commitment to the promotion of women in the legal profession as a recipient of the Oregon Women Lawyers Justice Betty Roberts Award.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • Justice Betty Roberts Award, presented by Oregon Women Lawyers, 2010
  • Justice Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award, presented by the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism, 2012
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Future Litigation Star, 2011 - present
  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2012 - present and "Oregon Rising Stars," 2008, 2010 - 2011
  • Listed in Portland Business Journal "Forty under 40," 2008
  • Michael E. Haglund Pro Bono Award, presented by Multnomah Bar Association, Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Oregon Law Center, 2006
  • Portland Business Journal, Orchid Award recipient, 2009
  • Recipient of Perkins Coie Austin Crowe Mentor Excellence Award, 2010
  • Recipient of Perkins Coie Pro Bono Leadership Award, 2011

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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2252
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust


  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Nevada (BS)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Multnomah Bar Association — Member
  • National Conference of Women's Bar Associations — Member
  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Federal Bar Association — Member


  • United States District Court
  • Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court