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Sarah A. Kirkpatrick

(318) 934-4012
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Sarah A. Kirkpatrick received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University at Shreveport, cum laude, in 1993, where she was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. In 1996, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and served on the Louisiana Law Review.

Ms. Kirkpatrick’s practice comprises various aspects of the energy industry. Her experience includes litigating mass tort cases and legacy cases, including the first case tried to a jury under Louisiana’s Act 312, and issues such as lease cancellation, demands for development, and royalty demands. In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Kirkpatrick has an active and evolving contract practice that includes negotiating and enforcing stand-alone contracts for construction, water supply, and saltwater disposal, as well as master service agreements covering all aspects of professional and construction services needed for various types of facilities from the initial development phase to the operation and maintenance phase.  She is very experienced with helping clients develop an integrated “stable” of contract forms for diverse contractors at various risk points and in training administrators to use the forms to their best advantage.  As part of that practice she also works with clients to adopt their initial employment forms such as policies and procedures, handbooks, codes of conduct, and individual employment agreements, with specific emphasis on protecting the client’s confidential information and intellectual property.  She also has experience with pre-contract non-disclosure agreements, pipeline expropriation, construction liens, and negotiating general business contracts with cloud-based providers.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Kirkpatrick has been an active member of her community, both within the legal profession and in the community-at-large.    Most recently, Ms. Kirkpatrick has helped initiate a new alumni association for Caddo Parish Magnet High School, while simultaneously serving as President for her college alumni association.  She is also serving on, and offering her services to, the Board for Hope for the Homeless, Inc., an organization dedicated to ending the homeless cycle.  She has previously held office in both the Shreveport Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project, served, by appointment of the Caddo District Judges, on the Caddo Parish Indigent Defense Board of Directors, and served on the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Board, where she instituted a new continuing education programs for younger members.

Ms. Kirkpatrick is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. 

More Information


  • Recognized by SB Magazine as one of the 2016 "Top Attorneys" in the Shreveport-Bossier area
  • Shreveport Times Leadership Award, 2009
  • 2007 Inaugural Class, 40 Under 40 Young Professionals of the Year, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
  • Shreveport-Bossier Community Foundation, 2006 Community Catalyst
  • Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Community Volunteer of the Year, 2003

Professional & Civic Associations

  • President, LSUS Alumni Association
  • President, Caddo Magnet High School Alumni Association
  • Hope for the Homeless Board of Directors
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association
    • Past Secretary-Treasurer
    • Past At-large Representative
  • Past Treasurer, Krewe of Justinian
  • Former Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz Inn of Court Member
  • Former Caddo Parish Indigent Defense Board of Directors
  • Past Junior league of Shreveport-Bossier Member
  • Past Community Support Programs, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Former Chair, Shreveport Bar Foundation, Pro Bono Project


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
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F: (318) 227-1141

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