Sara Pendleton is a founding partner of Tailored Legal Services and litigator with the national AmLaw200 firm, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani. She previously worked for the local firm of Pia Anderson Moss & Hoyt, where she focused her practice on intellectual property litigation and entertainment law matters. She successfully argued a motion in the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of her Utah-based patent client. Ms. Pendleton’s client lists have included Grammy-winning recording artists, nationally-recognized bloggers, and local artisans and entrepreneurs. While her focus involves assisting creative businesses, she provides employment, contract, and intellectual property support to a range of businesses from small start-up companies to multinational corporations.
She earned a Juris Doctor from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in music from BYU in 2005.
Ms. Pendleton has taught legal research, legal writing, civil litigation, business law, and ethics for four years to paralegal candidates at LDS Business College. While there, she served as the paralegal internship coordinator and as a member of the faculty advisory council. She also assisted in the curriculum redesign of several courses to heighten standards for ABA accreditation.
During law school, Ms. Pendleton worked for BYU’s Office of General Counsel and as assistant editor of the Marriott Alumni Magazine. She also clerked for the Texas Attorney General and participated in moot court. Before law school, she worked as a freelance and special reports writer for several publications, including the San Antonio Business Journal, C San Antonio Magazine, Deseret News, and The Daily Herald. She participated in the New York Internship Program where she completed an internship at Quest Magazine in 2004.
She enjoys homeschooling her two young children and helping them make the world their campus. She is married to Zach Pendleton, vice president of corporate strategy at Instructure.