Monday Profile: Sarah Wixson

Sarah L. Wixson was born in Clinton, Iowa, and grew up in western Michigan. She graduated cum laude from Hope College in 2008, double-majoring in English and Spanish.  In 2012, she received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, where she’d been a dean’s scholar and a “Note and Comment” editor on the Wayne Law Review.
 

Following law school, Wixson joined a large litigation firm where she represented insurers, corporations, and individuals in a variety of general liability defense matters.  Wixson then joined Tishkoff & Associates in Ann Arbor, and focuses her practice in general civil and commercial litigation, as well as bankruptcy.
 

 

By Jo Mathis

Legal News
 
Residence:  
North side of Ann Arbor.
 
My mother always told me …
Remember who you are.      
 
What is your most treasured material possession?
My shoes, specifically my Tory Burch “Quinn” quilted leather ballet flats.
 
 What advice do you have for someone considering law school?
Someone once told me that law school serves as the “dumping grounds for lots of smart people who don’t know what they want to be when they grow up”—I agree with this, and advise anyone considering law school to: (1) know what you want, and (2) know why you want it before you commit to law school.
 
 If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?
A short story fiction writer.
 
Favorite local hangouts:
The Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market.
 
What is your happiest childhood memory?
Learning to waterski at age six on my tied-together Snoopy skis, plus the many summer days spent on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
 
Which things do you not like to do?
Grocery shop and all things related to cooking.
 
At Thanksgiving dinner, would you rather talk politics, religion or the weather?
Religion.
 
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
Every child would have a loving parent, and a full belly.
 
What’s your favorite animal?
Giraffes.
 
What word do you overuse?
Likely.
 
What’s one thing you would like to learn to do?
Play the violin.
 
What is something most people don't know about you?
I’m a borderline germaphobe, married to a medical resident.
 
If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be?
Tory Burch, Julie Andrews, and my mom. 
 
Who is your favorite character of fiction?
Charles Dickens’ Sydney Carton—how can you not love him?
 
Favorite movie:   
“The Sound of Music.”
 
What’s the best advice you ever received?
Do not allow fear to direct your choices.
 
What would you drive if money were no object?
A Tesla Model X.
 
Favorite law-related movie:  
“A Few Good Men.” 
 
Favorite place to spend money:
Lululemon.   
 
What is your motto?
You will never have today again.
 
Where would you like to be when you're 90?
Playing golf, preferably at Arcadia Bluffs.
 

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