Sara Wirskye

Email: swirskye@wirskyelaw.com

Sarah Wirskye has been defending clients in white collar criminal and civil fraud disputes with the government for over twenty years. She has been consistently recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in Dallas in White Collar Criminal Defense.

Sarah received her law degree from Southern Methodist University, with honors. Her business background, as a former practicing CPA with a Big 6 accounting firm and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, makes her uniquely suited to defend clients in financial fraud matters.

Sarah is a strategic problem solver who is results and detail-oriented. She works proactively with the government to avoid an indictment or a lawsuit. Sarah is also an experienced courtroom attorney who has successfully tried white collar criminal, civil, and other criminal cases in federal, state and tax court before juries and judges. She uses a collaborative approach to counsel clients in making informed decisions in these high stakes cases.

Sarah frequently speaks nationally and written several articles in the white collar criminal defense and civil fraud areas, with a focus on healthcare, customs and tax fraud and the False Claims Act.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazine, 2013-2017
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, Criminal Defense – White Collar, D Magazine, 2015-2017
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly and Law and Politics Magazine, 2005-2009

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association, National Co-Chair – North Texas/Oklahoma Region, Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee and Former Co-Chair, Tax Fraud Committee of the Criminal Justice Section
  • Women in White Collar Criminal Defense Association, Dallas Chapter Board and Founding Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP and VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • National Charity League, Silver Star Chapter, Vice President of Philanthropy and Board Member
  • Park Cities Talented and Gifted, Board Member
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, Northern District of Texas

EDUCATION AND LICENSES

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, Juris Doctorate with honors, 1998
    • Member, SMU Law Review
    • Hatton Sumners Scholar
  • M.B.A., University of Texas at Dallas, Master of Business Administration, 1993
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1991, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Major
  • State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • C.P.A., Texas Certified Public Accountant, 1993

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court