Sara grew up on the Virginia Beach end of Knotts Island and attended Creeds Elementary, Princess Anne Middle, and Floyd E. Kellam High School. She is the oldest of seven children. After graduating Kellam HS in 1999, Sara joined the workforce as a receptionist at a well-known Virginia Beach law firm. Within weeks of starting this position, she began assisting legal assistants in the firm with overflow work and after a few short months, Sara was promoted to legal assistant for one of the firm’s domestic relations attorneys. A year later, Sara was offered the opportunity to work for the legal department on one of our local Navy bases where she was responsible for running Captain’s Mast proceedings and responsible for tracking unauthorized absences of military members. This position was a cooperative position and she attended classes full-time at TCC during the same time. Sara later returned to work for the law firm where her career first began as a personal injury paralegal for two years until she made the decision to be a stay-at-home mother to her growing family.
Sara returned to the workforce initially as a legal assistant and then as a litigation paralegal at a local mid-sized law firm, focusing her work on domestic relations, personal injury, and other complex civil litigation matters. While in that position, she worked daily with Brandon and regularly with Kellam, both of whom she had previously worked with at the small law firm where her career began. Sara’s position quickly evolved into an integral part of Brandon’s practice and when he made the decision to merge his practice with Kellam’s, there was no question that she would join him in his venture.
When not keeping Brandon straight at the office, Sara spends her time with her three teens/tweens. Her youngest son plays travel baseball and Sara is the team’s scorekeeper. That keeps the family very busy almost year round. During the warmer months, Sara and her kids spend as many weekend days as possible on the beach in Hatteras or Carova as all three of her children love surfing, skim boarding, and saltwater fishing.