Biography

Sarah Vonderbrink Geiger is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group where she has experience representing a wide variety of clients in litigation, including both public and private companies, small businesses, and individuals. 

Sarah’s practice is concentrated in the areas of class action/FLSA collective litigation, personal injury/wrongful death litigation, tort defense litigation, and general business and commercial dispute litigation.  She also has experience advising trustees of mass tort settlement trusts on issues relating to trust administration.  Sarah has experience in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, oral argument, motion practice, written discovery, trial preparation, trial, and appellate litigation.  Sarah has litigated cases within federal and state courts, appellate courts, and in private mediation and arbitration throughout the country.

Sarah earned her law degree in 2014 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, and the Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic.  Before graduating from law school, Sarah worked as a judicial intern for Judge Lawrence VanMeter, then on the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Representative Work

Represents regional trash and recycling company in a variety of complex litigation matters, including contract disputes and tort defense matters

Defeated FLSA collective certification of a group of employees alleging overtime from a steel processing company

Represents national logistics trucking company in defense of FLSA national class action overtime claim by employees

Represents regional trash and recycling company in defense of FLSA regional class action overtime claim by employees

Acted as lead counsel in representing mass tort settlement trust clients in hundreds of court-approved alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediations and arbitrations

Represented egg producers in antitrust national class action litigation

Coordinated team of 11 experts in developing expert theory and assisting with reports in multi-billion dollar opioid litigation

Professional and Community Involvement

Federal Bar Association, Gender Equity Committee, 2018-2021

Ohio Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

St. Aloysius, Board of Directors

ALFA International, Women's Initiative Steering Committee

Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program, KMK Co-Chair, 2017, 2018

Oyler School, A.P. Hampton Mentoring Program

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2022

Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equality (PLEDGE) Award, John W. Peck Cincinnati-NKY Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2021

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2021

YWCA Greater Cincinnati Rising Star, 2017

  • 2022 Best Lawyers One to Watch
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Blogs

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014

B.A., University of Richmond, 2010, cum laude

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