Sarah E. Orloff is an Associate in the firm's San Diego area office where she primarily represents clients in special education and student matters. Ms. Orloff also assists school districts in legal matters regarding labor & employment and governance.
Ms. Orloff has effectively represented local educational agencies in all aspects of administrative due process proceedings, including early resolution meetings, mediations, and due process hearings. Ms. Orloff is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Orloff began her legal career as a law clerk with F3. In addition to her work with the firm, Ms. Orloff served as a judicial extern in the CA Court of Appeal, Fourth District in Justice Huffman’s chambers, and interned with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Education Law Project, focusing on improving outcomes for foster and homeless youth. She was also a research assistant at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she focused her research on the potential negative effects of heightened graduation requirements on minority, low-income, ESL students, and students with disabilities.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Orloff was a special needs childcare provider and traveled to Uganda as a global intern with the Children of the Nations (COTN), where she taught English in an orphanage, distributed malaria nets, and volunteered in community programs and hospitals.
Ms. Orloff earned her Juris Doctor at the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. While there, she earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for the Highest Grades in Education Law, Labor Law, Environmental Law, Health Care Law and Policy, and Ethics Law and International Affairs. She was a Moot Court Associate Board Member and participated in Advocates for Children and Education, Women's Law Caucus, Boys and Girls of Prisoners Foundation, and Christian Legal Society. A graduate of San Diego State University, she holds a B.A. in Political Science.
Outside of her professional activities, Ms. Orloff enjoys reading non-fiction books, watching college sports, and running.