Sarah Lappin



Professional Experience:

Sarah has been with Vial Fotheringham since 2007, prior to being at VF Sarah lived in Chicago where she practiced for 5 years at a mid-size general litigation firm.  Sarah has experience working with HOAs and focuses her HOA practice on collecting past due assessments and over the years has collection millions of dollars in delinquent dues.  In addition Sarah assists associations with compliance issues and interpretation of their governing documents.  Over the past 5 years Sarah has built up a family law practice.

VF Team Role:

  • Community Collections Associations
  • Compliance Issues
  • Governing Document Interpretation
  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Custody
    • Post judgment modification
    • Child Support and Enforcement

Direct Line: (503) 210-3094


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (Go Blue Demons)
  • Illinois State University, B.A. (Go Red Birds!)

Community Involvement:

Sarah serves as a CASA, a court-appointed special advocate that represents children involved in Oregon’s child welfare system. 

Bar/Court Admissions:

  • Oregon State Bar


Sarah spent most of her adult life in Chicago, Illinois, which is where she received her law degree and began her career. If she is not at the office, one can find her reading, exploring new restaurants, at the gym, or experiencing the beautiful sites of the Pacific Northwest.