Sarah D. Chayra

Sarah D. Chayra

Associate Attorney
Location:
San Jose, California
Phone:
408-922-9826
Fax:
408-947-7603 (Fax)
Email:

Sarah Chayra grew up in Marin County and earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Law, and Society from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. While completing her undergraduate degree, she assisted in the representation of underserved communities at the Public Defender’s Service for the District of Columbia and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. She also guided young adults through community service projects at Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

After returning to the Bay Area for law school, Ms. Chayra graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, Ms. Chayra worked as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable James E. Towery at the Family Justice Center of the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Through this experience she decided to pursue family law as she recognized the interesting interplay of various areas of law within the practice.

With the goal of immersing herself in an advocate role, Ms. Chayra worked at the Workers’ Rights Clinic of the Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center where she counseled those experiencing a variety of employment and labor law issues. She later mentored high school students at the Latino College Preparatory Academy in San Jose through guided lessons involving conflict resolution and career development.
 
Ms. Chayra joined Hoover Krepelka, LLP as a Law Clerk in January 2018 where she worked throughout law school. Following her completion of the July 2019 California Bar Exam, she returned as a Post-Bar Law Clerk. After successfully passing the California state bar examination in November 2019, Ms. Chayra was promoted to Associate Attorney at Hoover Krepelka, LLP.
 
In her free time, Ms. Chayra enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her two Australian Shepherds. She is always open to recommendations for good reads or ways to explore the natural beauty the Bay Area offers.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2019
    • Honors: Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
    • B.S. - 2015
    • Major: Criminology, Law, and Society
    • Minor: Criminal Justice and Recidivism (Concentrations)