Sarah Hughes joined LSA in November 2020. Originally from Winfield, Alabama, Hughes earned her BA in political science from The University of Alabama in 2013, where she was also a Fellow of the Blackburn Institute. She then spent four years in Washington D.C. working as an aide for an elected official in Fairfax County, Virginia. Unable to stay away from her home state for very long, she returned to Alabama in 2017 and earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2020. During law school, Hughes was a member of the Public Interest Student Board, served as President of the OutLaw LGBTQ Student Organization, and worked as a student attorney in the school’s Criminal Defense Clinic. She has an extensive background in professional legal research and experience representing indigent clients. Hughes is a co-founder of Tuscaloosa Bail Out, a non-profit community bail fund in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Hughes is dedicated to bettering the lives of her fellow Alabamians. She is proud to represent LSA clients, as she believes, "providing passionate and dedicated legal counsel to a person in one area of their life can have a major impact on their stability and wellness as a whole."