Sarah K. Dunkley


Sarah K. Dunkley is an Australian litigation attorney based in Chicago. With extensive experience practicing in federal and state courts in both Australia and the United States, she has represented clients in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Regulatory disputes
  • Product liability
  • International arbitration
  • Malpractice
  • Class actions
  • Construction litigation
  • Insolvency defense
  • General contract disputes
  • Securities/shareholder actions

Clients regularly turn to Sarah for her innovative and effective skills in handling matters of commercial litigation and domestic and international commercial arbitration. She is active in a number of practice groups and associations in both the United States and Australia.

Prior to joining GCT, Sarah was a litigation partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks and a senior associate at the Patterson Law Firm. Before relocating to the Midwest, she worked as a lawyer in Western Australia, spending three years as an associate with Squire Patton Boggs and four years as a litigation associate with Ashurst LLP. Sarah began her legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice Michael Murray at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law, 2014
Dean’s List
Research Assistant

Murdoch University, L.L.B. (Bachelor of Laws) and B.A. in Psychology, 2009
Editor, Murdoch Student Law Journal
Moot Court Bench
Student Council Member


Illinois, 2018


AAJ International Practice Group, editor, 2021
Lawyers Assistance Program, volunteer
American Bar Association, member
Illinois State Bar Association, member
Western Australian Women Lawyers Association, member
Youth International Lawyers Society Western Australia, member
Arts Law Centre of Australia, member
American-Indianapolis Inn of Court Alumni, group member
Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Group, member


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court, 7th Court of Appeals
Central District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court
High Court of Australia
Supreme Court of Western Australia


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