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Rudd, Tinley Marie
Sarah Kocian

Sarah was fortunate to grow up in a loving (and brilliant) family of four that was principled and service centered. Her mother would stress that she “be kind, courteous, and compassionate.” Her father emphasized that she should “never be average.” Looking back, Sarah is grateful for the values that her parents so persistently fostered and cultivated in the home. She feels that these qualities have helped her through her education and have become a pillar of strength in her legal career.

Sarah spent her high school years as the debate team captain and an active member of her school’s social justice club. Following high school, Sarah enrolled at Baylor University where she majored in English Literature and minored in Rhetoric and Argumentation.

While at Baylor, Sarah earned a number of accomplishments. She became a member of the English Honor Society – Sigma Tau Delta, and Phi Beta Kappa – the most prestigious honor society recognized in the United States for the Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was also awarded the Outstanding English Major Award. Sarah served as the Vice-President of Baylor University’s Pre-Law Fraternity, was on the Dean’s List every semester and graduated magna cum laude.

After graduating early from Baylor, Sarah immediately entered Baylor University School of Law where she once again, excelled. She became a member of the Order of the Barristers, was selected as a member of the Moot Court – Products Liability team, and was a quarter-finalist in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition.

Despite her accomplishments, Sarah is amazingly down to earth. Her favorite things in life? Iced coffee, brunch, her dog Iggy (who she says is so adorable it makes her want to die), and a delicious steak. In her spare time you will find her reading, traveling, fishing and rooting for her Baylor Bears. She likes eating chips & salsa and loves a good laugh.

After graduating from law school, Sarah primarily focused on family law litigation where she worked on complex and lucrative domestic legal disputes. Tensions ran high as she was often required to litigate disputes over high-asset marital estates, child custody issues, and enforcement issues. Although challenging and rewarding, Sarah felt like something was missing. She wanted to use her talents in a way that could really make a difference in someone’s life. After four years litigating family law, she finally found her calling with the Packard Law Firm.

Now, Sarah channels her experience into helping the most vulnerable class in America; those applying for Social Security Disability. Saying that Sarah has found her passion is an understatement. Sarah loves immersing herself in her cases. She enjoys making meaningful connections with her clients and with the judges that preside over these cases. She particularly enjoys practicing Social Security Disability because it allows her to zealously advocate for her clients while compassionately reaching out to the disenfranchised, lonely, sick and afflicted.

Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers, Member
    • Honors: Moot Court, Member
    • Honors: Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition
  • Baylor University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Vice-President of Baylor University’s Pre-Law Fraternity
    • Honors: English Honor Society – Sigma Tau Delta, Member
    • Honors: Outstanding English Major Award
    • Major: English Literature
    • Minor: Rhetoric and Argumentation
Professional Associations:
  • English Honor Society – Sigma Tau Delta, Member
Current Employment Positions:
  • Attorney
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Liberal Arts and Sciences, United States
  • Outstanding English Major Award
Fraternities/Sororities :
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Tau Delta