Sarah J. Showard, Attorney
Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women’s Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990.
Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who currently attends St. Gregory College Preparatory School and plans to attend law school and join Showard Law Firm in the future. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her boyfriend Peter. Click here to email Sarah J. Showard
- Member: State Bar of Arizona
- Sustaining Member: Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
- Member: American Association for Justice
- Member: Pima County Bar Association
- Shareholder of Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Tucson office 1996-2006
- Former Associate: Haralson, Kinerk, and Morey; North and Barron; Jennings, Strouss, and Salmon
- Past Chair, Pride Law Clinic
- Past Co-Chair, Lambda Legal Group
- Past Vice President of the Board of Directors, Wingspan Community Center
- Past Board Member: Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
- Member: National Association of Women Business Owners
- Certified EVO Instructor
Malina Swiatek, Client Services Specialist
Malina C. Swiatek grew up shuttling between Minneapolis, MN and Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. in political science in 2008 from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Malina pursued graduate work in political philosophy and international relations at Duke University in Durham, NC. In the past she has worked in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, as well as for several non-profit organizations. In her spare time Malina enjoys short walks along well-paved roads and blogging on the relationship between television and politics in popular culture.
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Maria De La Rosa, Supervising Legal Assistant -Personal Injury
A native Tucsonan, Maria has over 19 years of experience working in the legal field. She worked closely with Sarah for 13 of those years at a national law firm until 2006 when they formed Showard Law Firm. During her years in the legal field she has worked in nearly every aspect in a legal office with the exception of attorney. Maria has managed and trained staff, and brings to Showard Law Firm many years of knowledge and experience in the legal field. Maria feels very fortunate to be a part of Showard Law Firm and working with Sarah. She is also a mother of two wonderful sons and one beautiful daughter. She is the grandmother of twin boys, a grandson and two granddaughters, who she enjoys spending her free time with.
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Elizabeth Orr, Supervising Legal Assistant -Mass Torts
A native Arizonan who graduated from Pima Middle College with honors, and attended Pima College where her studies included Criminal Law and Psychology. She worked for Pima County Superior Court for six years before taking her position with Showard Law Firm.
Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in Special Olympics, in particular assisting and befriending those individuals with Autism and Down Syndrome.
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Carole Torpey, Legal Assistant -Mass Torts
Carole moved to Tucson in 1971 from Pennsylvania. She has over 25 years of experience working in many areas of the legal field. Prior to joining the Showard Law Firm, she worked with Gary Grynkewich in personal injury and medical malpractice law. She is the mother of a son and daughter and six grandchildren, whom she loves spending time with. Carole is also very active with the “Better Than Ever” biking, walking and running group who raise money for the Arizona Cancer Center each year, and has participated in the half marathon for 12 years and many other 10K and 5K races.
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