Sara Sidebottom joins Ziegler and Schneider, PSC, as of Counsel, after retiring from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Sara served as NKU’s General Counsel from May, 1996 to July, 2016.
Sara Sidebottom is a native of Kenton County and graduate of Villa Madonna Academy, the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law.
Prior to her time at NKU, Sara maintained a general civil and criminal law practice for 16 years, including 10 years as a public defender and six years as a prosecutor. She served as district judge in Kenton County immediately preceding her tenure at NKU.
Sara began her career as a public school teacher and continued to teach part-time as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati until 1999.
Sara is admitted to practice before: Kentucky Supreme Court; U. S. District Court – Eastern District of Kentucky- Southern District of Ohio; U. S. Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit; U. S. Supreme Court
Sara is co-founder of the Northern Kentucky Women’s Lawyer Association. As a member of the Kentucky Commission on Women from 1995-2004, Sara served as vice chair and as a member of the Steering Committee for the “Governor’s Summit on the Economic Status of Kentucky’s Women.” She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Kentucky Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association (6th Circuit). Sara also currently serves as Chair of the Kenton County Police Merit Review Board.