University of San Diego School of Law
As a trial lawyer at the Gnau & Tamez Law Group, LLP’s personal injury division, Traffic Accident Law Center, Havens represents injured accident victims against insurance companies, large corporations and negligent defendants. In 2015, her hard work, dedication and passionate advocacy produced hundreds of favorable settlements on behalf of her clients. Havens consistently manages a high case load, from conception to resolution that includes numerous jury trials. In May 2014, the state-wide publication, the FORUM magazine, published her article, “Tips for CCP 998 Offers.” In April, 2015, Havens was a panelist for the Enright Inn of Court’s presentation on “Post-Trial Motions.”
Prior to joining to Gnau & Tamez Law Group she worked at the Plaintiff’s Trial Firm, Simpson Moore, where her trial preparation assisted in multiple settlements on the “courthouse steps.” Prior to Simpson Moore, she represented plaintiffs in an array of class actions and assisted in the multimillion settlements against large corporate entities.
As a law student, she clerked for the Honorable Steven R. Denton where she became increasingly engaged in San Diego’s vibrant legal community. Havens also clerked for John Gomez, Jim Iagmin and Robert Hamparyan of The Gomez Law Group, where she actively engaged in trial preparation.
Havens currently serves on the Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division Board and the SDCBA Forum for Emerging Lawyers Executive Committee. Havens’ commitment is evidenced through her leadership roles in the Enright Inn of Court, as well as through the seminars she presented as the co-chairwoman of the Educational Committee as a Board of Director of the New Lawyers Division of the SDCBA and through Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Over the past two years, Havens has organized, presented or moderated more than ten MCLE seminars or panels on topics related to personal injury.
Prior to law school, Havens (whose birth name is Sarah Mose) competed as a professional slopestyle snowboarder and trained year round on terrain park features. She was photographed in magazines and promotional materials and featured in multiple snowboard videos. She also coached freestyle snowboarding at a variety of snowboard camps. During this time that she met her now-husband and then pro-freeskier Scott Havens. In her spare time she enjoys surfing, biking, yoga, running and taking advantage of San Diego’s many outdoor activities.
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