Ms. Sara L. Sidebottom

Sara Sidebottom

Ms. Sara L. Sidebottom
VP for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

824 Lucas Admin. Center
(859) 572-5588

Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

  • Sara Sidebottom is a native of Kenton County and graduate of Villa Madonna Academy, the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law.

  • Prior to coming to NKU, she maintained a general civil and criminal law practice for 16 years, including 10 years as a public defender and six years as a prosecutor. She served as district judge in Kenton County immediately preceding her tenure at Northern Kentucky University. She currently serves as the vice president for legal affairs and general counsel.

    Sara began her career as a public school teacher and continued to teach part-time as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati until 1999.

  • She is admitted to practice before: Kentucky Supreme Court; U. S. District Court - Eastern District of Kentucky- Southern District of Ohio; U. S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit; U. S. Supreme Court

  • Ms. Sidebottom is co-founder of the Northern Kentucky Women's Lawyer Association. As a member of the Kentucky Commission on Women from 1995-2004, she served as vice chair and as a member of the Steering Committee for the "Governor's Summit on the Economic Status of Kentucky's Women."  She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Kentucky Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association (6th Circuit).