Sara Troge is the Medical Malpractice Litigation Paralegal at Watson & Carroll. She graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an associate’s in Criminal Justice, and Buena Vista University with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice/Business Management. She graduated cum laude and was also on the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List throughout matriculation. She served in the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer after high school and worked surveillance and fraud investigation for various employers prior to college. During college she interned with the Fourth Judicial District Department of Corrections/Probation in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the United States Probation Office in Omaha, Nebraska. She also volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for Southwest Iowa CASA (abused and neglected children) and worked for her stepdad, the late Craig H. Borlin, Attorney., all while being a “stay-at-home” mom. She believes her love for the law and criminal justice system stems from being part of a family full of law enforcement officers and lawyers, whose exciting stories interested her while she was growing up. Her paralegal experience consists mainly of defense litigation in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and worker’s compensation.
Sara was born in Mountain View, California, and moved to rural Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of three. She grew up riding motorcycles – being taught by her stepdad at the age of eight, rescuing animals on the acreages she grew up on, raising animals, exploring and loving to just be in nature and everything else that growing up in the country had to offer. Her love for animals and rescuing them landed her in the hospital with her first concussion at the age of ten, and since then she has adopted, adopted out, and cared for many more animals.
Sara has one daughter, Addison, who is currently attending college to obtain her bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with Addison. They both love discussing with each other their mutual interest in law, theories regarding crime and the criminal justice system as a whole. In addition to spending time with Addison, Sara enjoys her time with close friends, reading many books at one time (an addiction), researching, photography, writing, hiking, anything involving nature (except hunting), watching sports, astronomy, classic cars, fishing, cooking/baking, creating and listening to most genres of music, especially the classics.