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Sarah J. Demers

Associatesdemers@nka.com

Overview

As a member of the firm’s ERISA litigation team, Sarah represents current and former employees whose retirement accounts have been shortchanged due to excessive fees, imprudent investments, employer self-dealing, and general mismanagement.

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Biography

Sarah attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she represented the school in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights and Zehmer National moot court competitions. Before joining Nichols Kaster, Sarah worked as an associate at a St. Paul litigation firm and represented individuals in ERISA breach of fiduciary duty and benefits due claims. She also volunteers for Cancer Legal Care advising and representing cancer patients and their families on issues regarding their employee benefits.

Admissions & Education

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • J.D. University of St. Thomas School of Law 2011, cum laude
  • B.A. University of Minnesota, 2006

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • “Coordinating Social Security and ERISA Disability Benefits after Montanile” Minnesota CLE The Eighth Circuit Social Security Disability Law Conference, 08/11/2016.
  • “Medicare and ERISA Health Benefits and Personal Injury Settlements” Minnesota CLE Uninsured, Underinsured, No-Fault Insurance and Bodily Injury Update, 02/20/2015.
  • “ERISA Basics for Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Counsel” Minnesota Association for Justice, 01/14/2014.
  • “Short and Long Term Disability Insurance” Mastocytosis Society 2014 Annual Conference at Mayo Clinic.
  • “Coordinating Workers’ Compensation & ERISA Pension and Welfare Benefits 2013” Minnesota CLE Workers’ Compensation Institute 2013.

Titles, Awards, & Memberships

  • Lavender Bar, Member
  • Co-chair of Women's Alumnae Committee for University of St. Thomas School of Law 2017 - present
  • Co-chair of Minnesota Women Lawyers Solo/Small Affinity Group
  • Volunteer Attorneys of the Year for Cancer Legal Line, 2016
  • North Star Lawyer, 2012 - present
  • Minnesota National Employment Lawyers Association, member 2012 - present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, member 2010 - present