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Sara E. Filo

Sara E. Filo


Sara Filo counsels clients in product liability and general commercial litigation matters, focusing primarily on the defense of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Sara is a passionate advocate for her clients and excels at centering both company and product stories throughout the case work-up process.

She has also conducted legal research and drafted motions in commercial litigation involving contract disputes. She has assisted with discovery and depositions, drafted legal memoranda and briefs, and prepared expert witness reports.

As a summer associate at Bowman and Brooke, she focused on researching and drafting dispositive motions for inferior vena cava (IVC) filter cases. She also researched an article for Law360 about FDA clinical trials conducted virtually using fitness tracking equipment or other “consumer-grade” technologies to administer the trial and to monitor participants remotely.

During all three years of law school, Sara worked as a law clerk for a multinational technology and defense corporation supporting the international export of defense articles and equipment. In this role, she developed a nuanced understanding of highly technical products and their components in order to ensure compliance with U.S. government export regulations.

In her free time, Sara enjoys running, road trips with her dog, Sadie, and reading memoir as well as fantasy.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2020

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Drake University, B.A., 2017

    summa cum laude

    Phi Beta Kappa

    International English Honors Society, Treasurer

    Major: English

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2020

    cum laude

    Law, Biomedicine, and Bioethics Book Award

    Dean's Distinguished Scholarship Recipient

    Dean's List