Sarah Pitlyk joined the Thomas More Society as Special Counsel after practicing for several years at a civil litigation boutique in St. Louis, MO, where she worked on an embryo custody appeal and amicus briefs in several landmark pro-life and religious liberty cases. At TMS, she is helping to defend David Daleiden from the abortion industry’s recriminatory lawsuits following his exposure of illegal fetal tissue trafficking. She also participated in the defeat of St. Louis’s unconstitutional “abortion sanctuary city” ordinance.
Before moving to St. Louis in 2012, Sarah practiced for three years at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. In 2010-11, she clerked for the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Sarah received her J.D. from Yale Law School after earning a master’s degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Applied Biomedical Ethics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to practicing law, Sarah has taught philosophy and bioethics at the university level. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College.
Sarah lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband Mark and their four children.