Sarah R. Liljefelt
Sarah Liljefelt was born and raised in California during a time of serious drought. Her upbringing impressed on her the great importance of water resources in the face of finite supply. Having lived in the arid states of California and Utah, and now in Oregon, Sarah has witnessed first hand the impact that water resources have on landscapes and people, and is dedicated to serving water users in the West.
As Schroeder Law Offices' newest attorney, Sarah first joined the firm as a law clerk in 2009, and came on full-time after completion of law school in 2010.
Sarah focuses her practice on water rights review, permitting, transfers and cancellation, water-related real property issues (easements, licenses, and right-of-ways), real property disputes (prescription, adverse possession, and condemnation), public records, meetings, and contracting compliance, administrative contested cases, and state and federal civil litigation.
J.D., Cum Laude, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 2010
- Lewis & Clark Law Review Research Editor
- Lewis & Clark Scholar List, Dean’s Scholarship recipient
- Hattie Bratzel-Kremen Foundation Scholarship recipient
- Moot Court Competition Outstanding Oral Advocate Award
B.S., magna cum laude, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah: Environmental Studies and Philosophy
- Dean’s List
- Service Learning Scholar
- Golden Key Honor Society
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Oregon, 2010
- California, 2011
Associations & Memberships
- Oregon State Bar Association, Natural Resources Division, Executive Committee Member
- Multnomah County Bar Association
- Oregon Women Lawyers, "Dragonflies" Dragon Boat Team Member