Sara A. Johnston


Sara focuses her practice on corporate litigation, lending disputes, and debt restructuring. Sara primarily advises and represents businesses and lenders facing financial and real property disputes. An extensive lending and restructuring background enables her to navigate a variety of complex issues concerning creditor, debtor, trustee, receiver, committee, real estate and corporate matters. She has experience representing lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, asset purchasers, trade vendors, farmers, and equity holders in various scenarios both inside and outside of the courtroom. Sara’s experience includes restructuring businesses, preserving and litigating creditor claims, avoidance actions, receiverships, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and asset purchases. 


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 2015)
  • Auburn University  (B.A., summa cum laude, 2011)
    • Political Science & Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Bar Association, Elder Law Section Legislative Committee, chair
  • Legislative and Policy Review Committee for the Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders, chair
  • Legal Aide of the Bluegrass, volunteer
  • Accredited with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Willows, Advisory Board member
  • Kentucky Guardianship Association, board member


  • Kentucky Rising Stars®
    • For Bankruptcy: Business (2019-2024)
  • Best Lawyers ®
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy (2023-2024)
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance (2024)