Sarah Ornelas

Sarah Ornelas is a Partner in the Modesto office of Borton Petrini, LLP. She graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California.

She graduated in three years with a BS in Business Management with a concentration in international business, and received the title of Management Student of the Year. Sarah attended law school at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctrine in May 2007.

Sarah is licensed to practice law in California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Prior to joining Borton Petrini, LLP, as a Modesto lawyer, Sarah practiced in a wide variety of practice areas in the Massachusetts and Connecticut State and Federal Courts. When Sarah, a Modesto native, and her family decided to return to the Central Valley, she joined Borton Petrini, LLP, as senior counsel.

As a Modesto lawyer, Sarah has experience and practices in a wide range of practice areas, including civil litigation, business law, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment defense, insurance defense, construction defects litigation, collection litigation, and personal injury litigation.

Sarah serves her community as the secretary for the Board of Directors for the United Samaritans Foundation. In her free time, Sarah enjoys volunteering in her community, escaping to the beach, and spending time with her husband and two children.

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California State University, Stanislaus, summa cum laude, 2004
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007


Massachusetts, 2007
California, 2008
Connecticut, 2016
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
United States District Court the Central District of California

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Stanislaus County Bar Association