Sarah Stempky-Kime

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Sarah is the managing attorney at Christensen Law, where she recently celebrated her 12th anniversary (get to know more about Sarah here).

Integral to the successful operations of the firm, Sarah has been working alongside founder David Christensen since 2009. As an accomplished trial attorney, she is one of the team who will stand up for you in the courtroom.

Sarah is responsive and compassionate when it comes to her clients, and a strong litigator with the skills to handle tough court situations. Sarah has far more trial experience than her years in practice would suggest, making her stand out as one of the state’s best young trial attorneys. Sarah says:

“I’ve learned that everyone deserves the same attention. And people who have been hurt are going through the extreme stress of trying to get better, while dealing with the added stress of being in a lawsuit. They’ve been wronged, and they need someone to represent their interests. That’s where I come in.”


A native of Cheboygan, Michigan, Sarah graduated from Alma College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her psychological background makes her an effective communicator and helps her empathize with clients who are recovering after traumatic automobile accidents.

Sarah attended Michigan State University College of Law, graduating in 2010 with a certificate in Trial Practice from the Trial Practice Institute. While in law school, Sarah demonstrated remarkable advocacy skills, and reached the finals in several national Mock Trial Competitions. She also captained the Arbitration Team, which won the regional competition in Omaha in 2009.


Sarah Stempky-Kime’s success in law school has continued in the courtroom. She has won several million-dollar trials and settlements, helping clients live a relatively normal life after auto accidents took away their ability to work or live independently. In 2014, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named one of Sarah’s victories second highest on its list of 2014 Million Dollar Verdicts.

Accolades for Sarah Stempky-Kime

Sarah’s success is getting her attention across the state. In 2013, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly recognized her as one of 25 Up & Coming Lawyers – recognition given to attorneys “who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers – in their first 10 years in practice.”

Sarah has also been named a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” by Thomas Reuters, which is an award based upon the votes of those who know: other attorneys in her field.

Giving Back

An active member of her community, Sarah participates in annual neighborhood cleanups around Detroit, supports the Brain Recovery Project, and Detroit Horsepower.

She also recently joined the executive board for the Michigan Association for Justice , a top advocacy organization committed to making Michigan’s justice system fair, effective, and accessible to all the state’s residents.