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Sarah Marie Lockwood

Criminal defense Attorney at Missoula, MT

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Local, State and Federal cases handled

    8 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    8 years

  3. Family
    Dissolution Child Custody

    8 years

  4. Personal injury
    Car Accident Premises Liability

    8 years

Client satisfaction is my priority. I strive to be a powerful advocate for my clients and provide them with honest advice and responsive service.  

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Tipp Coburn Lockwood P.C.


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Posted by A.B | March 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A professional that gives you peace of mind!
What a relief it was obtaining Sarah as a Attorney. You know right away she is on your side 100%. You can sleep well at night knowing she has your best interests at the forefront, and her representation will produce the outcome your looking for. I couldn’t be happier. Highly recommended,worth every penny and then some.
Posted by EJ | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Sarah was very good about explaining things pertaining to my case. She was very good about answering questions and preparing me for my court appearance. She listened without judgement and helped me prepare a good defense that eventually led to a good outcome. While waiting for a decision from the court she was very good about keeping me apprised of the status of the case. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Posted by Hotambek | September 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great and professional service
I got a traffic ticket in Montana 6 months ago. I didn't want to have points as that violation would cost me the ticket payment with 5 points on my record. Then I decided to have a lawyer service and contacted to Ms. Sarah Lockwood. She listened every detail of my story and then provided all the necessary information, the consequences of the case and her legal advice. She always kept me updated before and after every hearing. I actually didn't expect it would take around 5 months to have the case closed. Every month I had a hearing where I was really tired. At some point, basically after one of the last hearings I was ready to pay all the costs and to have the points. When I called to Ms. Lockwood to tell giving up, she said no, we would win this case, she made me believe to win, not to give up. I totally trusted her until the last second. Eventually we have won the case. Ms. Lockwood is incredibly knowledgeable, respectful, professional and very dedicated attorney. I am truly pleased what she has done and cannot thank enough to her. I would highly recommend Ms. Sarah Lockwood.
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Posted by Bill | April 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maybe the best DUI lawyer ever?
I’m writing a few years after I hired Sarah, I’m sure there’s other good lawyers around, I’m sure other lawyers can do a good job for you but from a guy who was completely screwed and I mean completely screwed, Sarah took my case and got me an outcome I never thought possible. She is the best possible attorney you can hire. It’s been about 4 years since I hired her and I’m still amazed at how she played everything out, unbelievable, she is what anyone could ask for in a lawyer.
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Posted by James | March 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My family and I are forever indebted to Ms. Lockwood. From consultation to resolution (dismissal without prejudice within two weeks of retainer) she remained professional, understanding, and resolute. She was consistently straightforward, held no punches, providing us with information and her legal advice in a respectful manner.  Her candor and sincerity were both immediately evident, and did not waiver. Perhaps most importantly was the fact that she approached our case with an open mind, actively listening to our story rather than arriving at preconceptions (which was the case with a number of other attorneys in town with whom we consulted). In short, the best money our family has ever spent.  We truly cannot thank Ms. Lockwood and her staff enough.
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Posted by Pamela | March 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, and Dedicated
Ms.Lockwood handled my family's case with immense dedication and knowledge.  Our case was dismissed within two weeks of our retaining Ms.Lockwood. Not only was Ms.Lockwood compassionate and understanding, she was an amazing advocate for my family when we needed one the most. I cannot recommend Ms.Lockwood enough. She is an asset to the profession.
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Posted by jackson | December 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sarah represented me in an extremly effcient and professional way. She was very attentive to all my calls and questions, and was able to get the best outcome possible for my case. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking representation or legal advice.
Posted by Daniel | November 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Very levelheaded and analytical in the case concerning my divorce , very professional and courteous always returns call , emails I would definitely recommend her
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straightforward DUI Defense Lawyer
Mrs. Lockwood is a skilled DUI defense attorney who worked diligently to reduce my sentence for a felony DUI. She listened to my side of things and offered calm feedback, which helped lesson the stress of dealing with impending jail time and treatment sentence. While on pretrial release, Sarah, assisted with obtaining a travel permit to see family out of state. Through status hearings and continuances I was able to save up enough money to support my wife and son for when I went away. She reviewed all angles of my DUI case and we decided that I didn't have a good chance of taking it to trial. As such, Sarah worked on a plea agreement with the prosecution and I was sentenced to 13 months DOC and 3 years probation, which included 6 months at the WATCh program and most of the remaining on conditional release and probation. This sentence was far less then the maximum possible sentence and I did not go to prison. After two and a half years from my release from WATCh I was facing revocation of my 3 years DOC suspended/probationary sentence. Sarah once again went to bat for me and after a year of court hearings, she helped to get my good time/street time counted toward the 3 year revocation, time served and continued probation! Sarah believes in upholding the law as it applies to police conduct and defending Constitutional Rights of people she represents. Sarah had the right amount of matter of fact attitude and grace to advocate on my behalf. I strongly recommend Mrs. Sarah Lockwood as a DUI defense attorney.
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Posted by Bill | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good
I hired Sarah for a DUI case. I was, basically, in an extremely bad situation. The disposition of my case was far, and I mean far better than I ever expected. Sarah is the real deal, she's very good at what she does. I'm sure there are other good DUI lawyers in Missoula, however I doubt any other one could have helped me as much as she did. She saved my ass big time, I honestly would have paid twice what she charged had I known the outcome. Ive never recommended anyone for anything more than I could recommend Sarah for a DUI case.
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Posted by Charley | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case
Sarah provided very accurate information on my case and was very positive. Sarah was very helpful in all ways one needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MIP Dismissal
Sarah Lockwood did a great job with getting my case deferred despite difficulties with the opposing attorney, I couldn't have asked for a better result!
Posted by Randy | July 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Decisions of an outstanding attorney
Sarah was fast and efficient and handled everything in an outstanding and professional manner. Case was dismissed and justice prevailed, and the truth was seen.
Posted by Lisa | April 19, 2015
Competent, reliable, and thorough.
Sarah did an excellent job counseling my husband and I when we were hit with a lawsuit. She went above and beyond in helping us prepare documents (which seem to have sent the plaintiff running for the woods). She takes a genuine, active interest and the time to inform you of various options available to you, helping you feel informed and in control of an otherwise murky and intimidating situation. Your search for legal assistance is over. Cannot recommend her strongly enough.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Tipp, Coburn & Associates PC
  • 2014 - Present


  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Maier v. Wilson


  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Freedom Fighter Award
  • Montana Innocence Project
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Open House
  • MT Crime Lab: Arnold Melnikoff's Flawed Methods
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sarah is a dedicated attorney, giving 100% to her clients and their needs. Never have I seen a more compassionate, caring attorney. Sarah is also a very competent and capable litigator, winning numerous motions and contested matters (including trial). I cannot recommend Sarah enough."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a hard worker and dedicated to her clientele."
Criminal defense
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