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Sarah M. Harless

Sarah M. Harless

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

I am a litigation attorney focused in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.  


I am a member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and have extensive experience representing people who have been charged with operation while under the influence of an intoxicant. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    3 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Douglas James Hoffer

    Sarah is an honest, well prepared, and highly skilled litigator. I've always been very impressed with her combination of skill and professionalism. I've referred friends to Sarah in the past and will continue to do so in the future.


    Douglas Hoffer Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Vanessa Klemish

    Sarah is the best in town for all of your criminal defense needs!


    Vanessa Klemish Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hertel Law, S.C.

4330 Golf Terrace, Suite 108
Eau Claire, WI, 54701



WIGood Standing200403/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Writing AwardRutgers University School of Law2004
New Jersey Chapter - Scholarship AwardNew Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2004
Graduation Distinction - High HonorsRutgers University School of Law - Camden2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHertel Law, S.C.2012 - Present
AttorneyHerrick & Hart, S.C.2008 - 2012
Law ClerkWisconsin Court of Appeals, District III2006 - 2008
AttorneyWisconsin Judicare, Inc.2004 - 2005
Intern - Criminal Appeals UnitWisconsin Department Of Justice2003 - 2003
Legal InternWomen Against Abuse Law Center2002 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Eau Claire Library BoardBoard Member2013 - Present
City of Eau Claire - Administrative Review BoardAdministrative Review Board Member2012 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinEau Claire Mock Trial Coordinator2011 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Leadership Eau ClaireGraduate2011 - 2011
Eau Claire County Bar AssociationTreasurer2010 - 2011
Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Eau Claire County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
UWEC WAGE Center Advisory BoardBoard Member2007 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
OWI, felony, causing injuryNot Guilty
Battery, Disorderly ConductNot guilty
Child NeglectNot Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Rutgers Law JournalFrom the Bedroom to the Courtroom - The Impact of Domestic Violence Law on Marital Rape Law2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/International Association of Chiefs of Police Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student CourseSFST TrainingCertification2012
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Western Washington UniversityN/ABachelors of Art2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Basics of OWI DefenseOWI Defense Motion Practice2014
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire - Panel DiscussionSexual Abuse in the Prison System2006
AIAA Annual ConferenceChildren, Domestic Violence, & the Legal System2005