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Sarah Burton Partney, originally from a small town in Illinois, earned a B.A. in English from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale before going on to attend law school at University of Missouri-Columbia.  During law school Sarah was active in the Board of Advocates, participated in Mock Trial and Negotiation competitions, and clerked for two criminal defense firms.  She graduated in 2005, earning her J.D., a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, and membership in the Order of the Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.


After graduation, Sarah accepted a position at the Office of the Missouri Public Defender in Farmington, Missouri.  During her time with the Public Defender's Office, Sarah gained experience handling a wide variety of criminal cases, and successfully represented defendants in numerous felony jury trials.  In 2008, Sarah joined Kramer and Hand, where she practices domestic and criminal law in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas.

Sarah is active in Jefferson County, and is currently a member of the Missouri Bar Mentoring Program, the Jefferson County Drug Court Panel (Defense Representative),  A.D.O.P.T (Animals Deserving a Proper Treatment - Board Member,) the Jefferson County Women's Bar Association, and the Jefferson County Bar Association. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    11 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    8 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    11 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    11 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Erik Matthew Papke

    Sarah is an excellent criminal defense lawyer and works vigorously to defend her client's rights


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Kramer and Hand L.L.C.

3520 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold, MO, 63010


MOGood Standing, Active200501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the BarristersUniversity of Missouri2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Missouri Public Defender2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jefferson County Women's Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Supporters of a Jefferson County Veterans and Allternative Treatment CourtsBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Defense BlogHow to Stay Out of Jail2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employer BreakfastHow Drug Courts Benefit the Community2014