Sarah Ingles
Labor Attorney, Barkan Meizlish LLP
Sarah Ingles is native of Central Ohio and works as a labor attorney at the law firm of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer LLP. There, she serves as outside legal counsel to several local and national labor unions in various labor sectors. Sarah litigates in both state and federal court and represents unions before the National Labor Relations Board, the State Employment Relations Board, in arbitration, and in collective bargaining. Sarah believes that economic justice is the cornerstone to building a fair and just society. Therefore, when Sarah is not representing unions, she spends her free time volunteering for various pro-worker initiatives and social justice organizations. Sarah serves as the Board President of the Central Ohio Worker Center, a non-profit organization focused on educating and empowering low-wage and immigrant workers in Central Ohio. Through her role as Board President, Sarah oversees the programming and policy work of the organization and speaks publicly about issues that affect low-wage and immigrant workers in Central Ohio and around the country. Sarah is a first-generation law student and graduate of Capital University Law School’s evening program. While attending law school, Sarah worked full-time in various roles at her current law firm, the ACLU of Ohio, the Department of Public Safety, and as a legal extern in the Chambers of Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus of the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Prior to attending law school, Sarah worked professionally as a fundraiser and community organizer. Sarah's professional focus has always centered around educating folks about their rights, talking through their options, and mobilizing her community for meaningful change. Sarah’s undergraduate degree comes from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she triple-majored in Spanish, Politics and Government, and Latin American Studies and minored in History. She studied abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico and Salamanca, Spain, and wrote her senior thesis on the political and economic sustainability of an autonomous indigenous group, the Zapatistas, post-NAFTA. Sarah is bi-lingual in English and Spanish and works with individuals in both languages.