Sarah Irving Gilbert, Esq., has joined the Camden law firm of Elliott and MacLean.

A Washington County native, she was born and raised in Machias. After graduating from Machias High School, Sarah received several scholarships to attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where she pursued a bachelor of arts in political science. Throughout her time at Vassar, Sarah cultivated a love of learning and new experiences, achieving coveted internship positions at the International Association of Women Judges in Washington, D.C.; Holland & Knight, LLP, Boston; and the Citizen’s Jury Project / Harlem Children’s Zone, in New York City.

While in college, Sarah also studied abroad at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s first university, founded in 1413.

After Vassar, Sarah relished the chance to return to Maine for law school, attending the University of Maine School of Law on several additional scholarships. In law school, Sarah was appointed by the dean as the professor’s assistant for constitutional law, legal writing, and torts, in addition to serving as the case note editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, and as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.

She graduated from Maine Law magna cum laude and received the school’s Pro Bono Publico Award for providing more than 80 hours of pro bono service during law school. Sarah was then tapped by the Maine Supreme Court to serve as law clerk for the Hon. Donald G. Alexander.

She credits her success in large part to her Downeast work ethic and exposure to the law at an early age: her mother, Rebecca Irving, has practiced law in Machias for more than 30 years.

Sarah is admitted to practice law in Maine, both in state and federal court, and concentrates her practice on family law, administrative appeals, personal injury, and criminal defense.

She lives in Union, with her husband, Chris, where they both enjoy living
on a dirt road and spending time outside.