Sara Barlowe is an associate attorney at Bagwell Holt Smith where she practices in the Firm’s Family Law department. Sara joined the Firm in July of 2020 shortly after relocating to the Research Triangle area from Astoria, Queens with her family and their two cats. While in New York, Sara worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorney’s office where she focused primarily on domestic violence and special victims cases with the exception of a year-long stint in the office’s Special Investigations Division where she handled long-term wiretap investigations.
Sara received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City where she served as a Staff Editor for the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law and a teaching and researching assistant in the field of property law. She was also competitively selected to participate in the school’s Alexander Fellowship program through which she had the honor of working full-time as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for an academic semester.
Prior to entering law school, Sara enjoyed a career as a free-lance violinist in the Chicago metropolitan area where she taught and performed regularly after receiving her Bachelor’s in Music from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
As a native of North Carolina, she is delighted to return to her home state and join the vibrant Triangle community. She is currently a member of the Wake County, North Carolina, and New York Bar Associations. In her downtime, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband and daughter, playing music, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.