Sara J. Ross

Community association attorney & Shareholder

Location:
3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 600
Fairfax, VA  22030
Telephone: 703-352-1900
Fax: 703-352-5293

sjross@chadwickwashington.com

Biography

Sara J. Ross is a shareholder in the firm's Fairfax office. Having joined the firm in 2003, Sara provides counsel and advice regarding collections, community association law and civil litigation. Prior to joining this firm, Sara served as a law clerk for two Associate Judges on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, and has substantial experience in civil litigation. Sara is an active volunteer with the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of CAI and was awarded a Rising Star Award in 2005.

Focus areas in community association law

  • General counseling and representation
  • Collections
  • Condominium warranty disputes
  • Rules and covenants enforcement
  • Contract negotiations
  • Civil litigation
  • Bylaw interpretation and amendments

Education

Admitted

  • 2000, Virginia

Professional associations

Awards

  • 2005 WMCCAI Rising Star

Articles

  • “Dealing with Disaster,” Quorum magazine, November 2011
  • “Gaining Access to Records,” Quorum, September 2011

Seminars

  • “Out of Order: Dealing with Disruptive People,” CAI National Webinar, May 2011
  • “Getting Elvis to Leave the Building and Other Practical Ways to Restore Order,” CAI National Conference, May 2010

Career history

  • Attorney, Nealon & Moran, LLP, 2002 – 2003
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Lynn Leibovitz, DC Superior Court,  2001 – 2002
  • Law Clerk, Hon. George Mitchell, DC Superior Court, 2000 – 2001