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Sarah E. Powell

Attorney & Partner

A founding partner of Bullard & Powell, APC., Sarah handles both criminal defense matters and runs the civil personal injury division of the law firm. As far as criminal cases go, she handles everything from DUI matters to vehicular manslaughter to grand theft matters. She enjoys going to court everyday and the thinking on one’s feet that is required of most criminal defense attorneys. As far as personal injury matters, Sarah handles cases ranging from car accidents to wrongful death matters. When wearing a personal injury attorney hat, she really enjoys law and motion, in particular, legal research. Sarah loves the human aspect of being an attorney; getting to know her clients and learning about what matters to them most and their cases.

If you asked her, Sarah would say that she hails from the great State of Ohio. However, she has grown up all over the country, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and California. In highschool, she developed a love for American history and decided to become a lawyer after learning that many of our country’s most influential fore founders were attorneys. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in history.

Growing up, she played softball, eventually working her way towards competitive fast pitch softball. She excelled at playing the corners and catcher and played on a travel team, in various tournaments throughout the East Coast and even played internationally. At UCSB, she earned a spot on their Division 1 Softball Team.

After college graduation, Sarah attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she had earned an academic scholarship. There she met her future law partner and husband, Jeff Bullard. The two attended law school together and married two years after graduating. They have two daughters and two dogs.

Over the years, Sarah has served on the Board of Directors for both the San Bernardino Bar Association and the San Bernardino Legal Aid Society. Presently, she is active with the Criminal Law Section of the San Bernardino County Bar Association and has been selected to sit as a chairperson. She has been awarded the President’s Award by the State Bar of California and has been recognized by the San Bernardino Legal Aid Society for her work on a case entitled Tina Satterwhite v. Terrance Elliott. In 2013, she was hand selected by the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire to act as an Attorney Liaison Member to address the closing of local courts and the effect on the community with local politicians. Over the years she has been routinely recognized as either a Rising Star or Super Lawyer in the practice areas of criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury. She holds an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell.

Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and loves to garden, cook and read. In the fall, her Saturday mornings are typically filled with college football games. Travel is a must and one of her favorite trips was seeing the Irish play Navy in Dublin, Ireland.

    Awards & Honors

    • 2014 – Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino Honors
    • 2015 – President’s Service Award – State Bar of California
    • 2016 – Rising Star – Super Lawyers
    • 2017 – Rising Star – Super Lawyers

    Professional Affiliations

    • Consumer Attorneys of California
    • Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire
    • Hon. Joseph B. Campbell, Inns of Court
    • Phi Alpha Delta

    Bar Memberships & Court Admissions

    • California – Admitted 2006
    • Supreme Court of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • American Bar Association
    • California Bar Association
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association


    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2003
    • Appalachian State University, B.S.C.J., 2000

    Published Decisions

    • People v. Charles Patrick Williams, Court of Appeal – Fourth Appellate District Case No. E048899


    • A Betrayal of Trust – Satterwhite v. Elliott”, Bulletin of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, July – August 2014, Vol. 42, No. 9-10.
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