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Pursuing Missouri Sarah M. Donelan
Sarah M. Donelan

Sarah M. Donelan

Fighting for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, & online harassment

12 years of experience

Domestic Violence, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury



Sarah has been fighting for victims of sexual and domestic violence for over a decade and continues to do so at Donelan Law. Sarah was a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Greene County where she prosecuted child physical and sexual abuse, sexual assaults, physical elder abuse, and domestic violence cases. Before joining the prosecutor’s office, Sarah was the Managing Attorney for the Domestic Violence Unit at Legal Services of Southern Missouri, where she assisted victims of domestic violence in a variety of areas including orders of protection, family law, and immigration. Sarah began her legal career clerking for the Honorable William W. Francis, Jr. at the Missouri Southern District Court of Appeals. During law school, Sarah completed internships with the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in Thailand and with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Before entering law, Sarah served in the United States Peace Corps in Timor-Leste. Sarah has extensive training in the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. She is trained in the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) methodology and the Child First Forensic Interview Protocol. Sarah is frequently requested to present on legal topics including orders of protection, domestic violence, and jury instructions. Sarah graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis with her Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio. View More ›

Practice Area

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights,
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment,
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards,
Personal Injury
Asylum, Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards,


English: Spoken, Written


Washington University in St. Louis

J.D. (2010) | Law

Washington University in St. Louis
Trinity University

B.A. (2010) | Sociology

Trinity University

Professional Associations

The Missouri Bar # 63165



The Missouri Bar  # 63165
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association


2011 - Current

Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

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Donelan Law


Donelan Law, LLC
334 East Commercial Street, Suite 206 Springfield, MO 65803

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