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Having tried more than 100 jury trials and innumerable court trials, Sara Gehrig concentrates her practice in civil litigation, especially work in business, school, and family law.  Sara recognizes that few organizations or individuals want to be in court, but when they face litigation, her courtroom credibility and skills help clients achieve the best possible results.  Sara excels in guiding her clients past immediate emotional and financial concerns to keep the larger perspective in sight and plan for the future after their matter has been resolved.  Taking a practical, problem-solving approach, Sara develops cost-effective solutions to help her clients reach long-range goals.


Sara joined Nowlan & Mouat in 2002 and became a partner in 2007.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, she served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska in 1996 and worked as a prosecutor in Alaska and Idaho between 1996 and 2002.  In 2008 Sara argued and prevailed in a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  In 2010 Sara helped a Wisconsin municipality recover $2 million from a large pipeline company for damages to public roads.  Sara currently serves as Independent Hearing Officer for Janesville School District.  Sara also teaches an Ethics of Criminal Justice System class at Upper Iowa University.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    14 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    14 years
  4. Employment: 20%
    14 years
  5. Education: 20%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Margery Mebane Tibbetts

    I endorse this lawyer. Sara is a stellar advocate for her clients. She is diplomatic with opposing counsel and exhibits the highest of decorum in the courtroom.


    Margery Tibbetts Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Kayla Korkow Hiller

    Sara skillfully and compassionately guides her family law clients through difficult and emotional times of their lives. When my business clients, contacts or friends are in need of a divorce or family law advice, I do not hesitate to refer them to Sara. I know and completely trust she will provide outstanding representation.


    Kayla Hiller Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Nowlan & Mouat LLP

100 S Main St
Janesville, WI, 53545-3925


WIGood Standing200203/25/2015
AKSuspended - Administrative199406/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Young Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNowlan & Mouat, LLP2002 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyState Of Alaska Department Of Law2001 - 2002
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyAda County Prosecutors Office1999 - 2001
Assistant District AttorneyState Of Alaska Department Of Law1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Upper Iowa UniversityInstructor2013 - Present
Rock County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1999 - 2000
Alaska Bar AssociationN/A1994 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Love v. J.P. CullenPrevailed
Rao v. WMA Securities, Inc.Prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin LawyerMarital Waste: Within the Eye of the Beholding Court2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990