1. Sara A. Borneman

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    “The attorneys and staff are brilliant professionals which makes SAKG a great place to learn and grow.”

    Sara is a skilled paralegal with a diverse background in the legal field. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Drury University, where she was a four-year college athlete.

    Prior to joining SAKG, Sara worked at the Western District of Missouri for a Federal Magistrate Judge and has past litigation experience in the areas of personal injury, employment, and veteran’s disability benefits.

    In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling and staying active with her husband, Jefferson, and dog, Emmitt, who is an official “Bark Ranger” of the National Parks Service.

  2. Marva A. Callahan

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    “First impressions are important. It is my job to make it a great one for our clients.”

    As the front desk administrator, Marva is the first person our clients encounter when visiting our firm. Marva brings to SAKG almost 25 years of client service and administration experience. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for her work create a welcoming environment for our clients.

    In her spare time, Marva crochets blankets, hats and scarves for the sick and elderly. Her creations have warmed the bodies and minds of patients and staff at St. Jude’s Cancer Research, Children’s Mercy Hospital and City Union Mission. Outside of work, Marva enjoys listening to live bands and spending time with her two grandchildren.

  3. Faith N. Collins

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    “I am beyond thrilled to begin my legal career as a member of the SAKG team. The culture of mutual respect that defines the firm makes all the difference when it comes to producing the best results for clients.”

    Originally from Arkansas, Faith graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Her interest in the legal field began while she was at college, during which she also obtained a minor in Legal Studies. She has previously worked as a legal intern, primarily dealing with estate law and gaining client service experience. She joined SAKG in July 2021, bringing valuable administrative and organizational skills to the firm as well as an eagerness to achieve excellence alongside the rest of the team.

    Faith currently lives in Overland Park with her husband Cameron and their dachshund puppy, Cece. Outside of work, she can be found relaxing at a local coffee shop, browsing the library, working out at the gym, or attending concerts of her favorite indie bands. She is passionate about helping others, and is always looking for meaningful ways to get involved in her community.

  4. Elissa J. Crow

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    “I am ecstatic to work for SAKG because the collaborative environment guarantees the best result for everyone involved.”

    Elissa joined the firm in September 2021 as a legal billing analyst. She studied Administration of Justice at Johnson County Community College.

    Prior to joining SAKG, Elissa gained administrative experience at a civil litigation firm. She also worked as a bank teller throughout college, which is how she realized her love for working with numbers. She uses her time management skills, organization, and attention to detail to ensure her best work.

    In her spare time, Elissa loves to spend time with her family and friends. She can almost always be found curled up on the couch with a good book or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe.


  5. Maria Fe Davis

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    “I am excited to work at SAKG and be part of the firm’s continued success and growth. I enjoy analyzing the big picture, breaking it down into manageable pieces and reaching the final goal one milestone at a time.”

    As the Chief Operating Officer, Maria manages a wide array of aspects for the firm, including back office operations, technology, workflow management, process improvements, human resources, financials and client billing. She plays a key role in creating, implementing and executing strategic initiatives for the firm.

    Maria began her career working in financial services for companies such as State Street Corporation, Etelligent Consulting and Charles Schwab Corporation. Prior to joining SAKG, Maria managed the operations division of PerfectCube, a data analytics software solution.

    Maria received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College. Having grown up in Massachusetts, she and her family share a love of beaches, seafood and the New England Patriots. Outside of work, Maria enjoys traveling, cooking and volunteering her time to her church and son’s scout troop.

  6. Zarah E. DeMeire

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    I am so excited to be working in an environment where teamwork and collaboration is at the forefront of the firm’s philosophy. I’m really grateful for the vital day-to-day experience I am gaining while being a part of the SAKG team.”

    Born and raised in Kansas City, Zarah graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2023. At the start of her undergraduate career, she spent several years as a Chemistry major and was awarded a grant from NASA to engage in intensive biochemistry literature research. Before joining SAKG in June 2023, Zarah worked as a legal research assistant compiling data for a housing class action suit and gained invaluable pre-litigation experience. She hopes to integrate her love of chemistry with her passion for law as she decides on a specialty practice area when in law school. When she isn’t working or studying for the LSAT, Zarah loves going to the gym, reading, spending time with her golden retriever Finn, and finding new places to eat delicious food (preferably during happy hour).

  7. Karen S. Frisbie

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    “I am excited to be a part of the team at SAKG. I look forward to using my love of research along with my years of experience to provide the best possible results for our clients. Also, the attorneys and staff make SAKG a great place to work and grow.”


    Karen obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Johnson County Community College and her Associates Degree from Kansas City, Kansas Community College. She has worked extensively in litigation in the areas of product liability, toxic torts, personal injury, medical malpractice and FELA claims.

    Karen lives in Merriam, Kansas with her husband Chris and two boys. She spends her free time pursuing her passion of photography, exploring Kansas City and anywhere the road takes her with her camera.

  8. Samantha J. Long

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    “SAKG has an impeccable reputation in the legal community. I’m honored to serve our clients and community and to be a part of this amazing team.”

    Samantha is an experienced litigation paralegal with a primary focus on healthcare litigation. She worked in varying clinical capacities at local hospitals for nearly a decade before transitioning into her legal career. She has since attained extensive trial experience and given medicolegal-related presentations to her clients.

    Samantha has earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Practice, Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Organizational Leadership, and a Master of Science in Management degree. She is also a voting member of the KCPA. Her wide-ranging medical experience, education, and attention to detail provide quality and efficiency in generating the best work product possible for her clients.

    In her spare time, Samantha coaches basketball and soccer, advocates for children in the foster care system, organizes toy drives for pediatric cancer patients, volunteers with local civil rights and advocacy organizations, and spends time drawing large impressionistic portraits.

  9. Merry E. Morales

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    “At SAKG we work together as a team with one common goal:  to provide excellent service to our clients on every case.”

    As an administrative assistant, Merry provides a wide range of support services, including  communicating with clients, the Courts and opposing counsel, organizing case files and electronically-stored information, and managing schedules. Merry has more than two decades of experience in the legal field, which included working as an Judicial Administrative Assistant at the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. She is passionate about using her skills and experience to help our attorneys achieve the best possible results for each client.

    Merry moved from Idaho to the Kansas City area in 1986.  She currently lives in Liberty, Missouri with her husband and three children.  Merry is an avid Chiefs, Royals and Liberty Blue Jays fan, and she enjoys traveling and reading.

  10. Sarah E. Newton

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    “I am inspired by the leadership and collaboration at SAKG. Good energy is contagious. I look forward to contributing positively to our work team, each day.”

    Sarah joined the firm as a paralegal in 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the College of Communications at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has over ten years of litigation experience in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability and disability law.

    Sarah enjoys art, music, travel and spending time with her dogs.

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