Sarah Taylor

Southern Illinois University



Sarah Taylor

Adjunct Professor of Law

In addition to teaching Client Interviewing and Counseling and Mediation Skills as an adjunct professor, Sarah Taylor has been an associate attorney with the Carbondale, Illinois firm of Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes and Hoke, LLP since 2004. Her areas of practice include probate litigation, guardianships, mediation, family law, and civil litigation. She is currently on the First Judicial Circuit's Guardian ad Litem and Civil and Family Mediation rosters. She also is a Special Assistant Attorney General, representing the State of Illinois in eminent domain cases.

Professor Taylor received a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Photography in 1997 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Juris Doctorate in 2002 from Southern Illinois University School of Law. From 2002 to 2004, she worked as a research attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.

Professor Taylor is a member and past President of the Jackson County Bar Association, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Assembly and the Chair Ex Officio of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Law-Related Education for the Public, and a member of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Diversity Pipeline. She also is an officer and board member of the Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc. She has completed basic mediation, civil and family mediation, and advanced guardianship/eldercare mediation training programs. She also is on the pro bono attorney roster for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance.