Meet Sarah Barnhill, an associate attorney at McGill Law (www.mcgilllawyers.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – At McGill Law we specialize in a variety of practice areas, with a focus on Family Law. We also specialize in probate matters, including guardianships, estates, and adoptions. At McGill Law we strive to make sure our clients feel heard, supported, and represented.
How did you get started in the business? – I joined McGill Law in January 2021 after practicing Immigration Law for a little over two years. I knew I wanted to shift my focus into Family Law based on my experience throughout law school, as well as my experience with family-based immigration cases. This area of the law allows me to serve the community in a really unique and hands-on way as we guide families through the courts and other services.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Any achievement for our clients is an important one. However, I have an immigration case that I have been working on for several years now. I have to say that one of my most important achievements was successfully getting the removal case administratively closed, ultimately giving the client an opportunity to remain in the only home they know while we wait for their visa approval.
Tell us a little about your family. – My husband and I have two sweet daughters, two dogs, and a cat. We are run by chaos, and we love it!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – There are lots of moments that I think have defined my life. One of the biggest turning points I faced was having children. It has certainly shaped the kind of person I want to be, the kind of attorney and advocate I am, and the goals I have for my career.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I love to spend time outdoors when the weather is nice! Otherwise you can find me playing good music, dancing with my kids, or relaxing with a book.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Devoted.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Invisibility.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I am a musician! I play the flute, guitar, and hope to eventually teach myself the piano.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I would love to one day own a bookstore or similar small business. Otherwise, I can’t picture myself in a profession other than law.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – My favorite local restaurant is Mula. I also really love Goldbergs!
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – (402) 548-5418; www.mcgilllawyers.com.