Sara E. Zeigler is a 2001 graduate of Liberty High School. She has always had a strong interest in community service, and during her summer breaks, she volunteered at the AmeriCorps Energy Express Program at North View Elementary School. Ms. Zeigler is a 2005 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in psychology. She graduated magna cum laude. She continued her community service by serving as an AmeriCorps Energy Express mentor during her summer vacations. She taught reading and writing to elementary age students, many of whom came from indigent families.
Ms. Zeigler attended law school at West Virginia University from 2005 until 2008. During her time at the College of Law, she was active in the Public Interest Advocates. Wanting to give back to the community that had given her so much, Ms. Zeigler participated in the Clinical Law Program for the duration of her final year of law school and assisted indigent clients. Ms. Zeigler obtained magistrate court mediator training. She also interned with the 15th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office, continuing her public interest work.
Ms. Zeigler was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in October of 2009. She gained trial experience in her position as a public defender in the 13th Judicial Circuit in Charleston, West Virginia. Appearing daily in magistrate and circuit court on behalf of both adult and juvenile clients, Ms. Zeigler was afforded the opportunity to hone her litigation skills.
In June of 2012, Ms. Zeigler returned to North Central West Virginia. She began working for Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC, in July of 2012. Ms. Zeigler primarily works in the fields of criminal, personal injury, and medical malpractice law. Ms. Zeigler and her husband live in the Clarksburg area.