Sarah Sparboe Thornburg
Lawyers Mutual welcomed Sarah Sparboe Thornburg to the board in 2014. She practices estate planning and administration with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., in Asheville. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Higgins with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Sarah is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and of Community Action Opportunities Corporation. She has served as president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Buncombe County Bar Association, and is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Sarah also volunteers regularly with Pisgah Legal Services' "Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer" program. Pisgah Legal Services and the 28th Judicial District Bar nominated Sarah for the 2009 NCBA William L. Thorp Pro Bono Award. In addition, Sarah is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, and is an active volunteer in the Asheville City School system.