Sarah Rachel Kostick

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Contact Information

Pima County Public Defender's Office
33 N Stone Ave Ste 2100, Tucson, Arizona, 85701-1415




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Not required to report  

Admitted to Practice Law: 2010

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: December 17, 2013

Other Language(s): French, Spanish


Assistant Pima County Public Defender since 2014; Professor of Practice and Director of the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, Criminal Defense Clinic since September 2017. Graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010; Smith College, B.A., 2005. Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2013; State Bar of Ohio in 2010. Recipient of the 2016 Arizona Public Defender Association “Rising Star” Award. Judicial Attorney to the Honorable Mary Jane Trapp, Ohio Court of Appeals, Eleventh District, 2011-2013. Capital Resource Counsel with the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, 2013-2014; Special Education and School Law legal fellow with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2010-2011. Pro bono capital defense and appellate counsel in various Ohio matters since 2010.  Practical experience as a law clerk for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio, 2009, and the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office, 2010. Judicial Clerk with the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 2009. 

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Criminal Appeals
Constitutional Law Fifth Amendment Law, Fourteenth Amendment Law, Fourth Amendment Law
Criminal Law Manslaughter, Homicide, Fraud, Assault and Battery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Felonies, Criminal Fraud, Death Penalty, Murder, Parole and Probation, Sexual Assault, Post-Conviction Remedies, Theft, Identity Theft, Hit and Run, Habeas Corpus, Forgery, Forensic Science, Forensic Medicine, Forensic DNA, DUI/DWI, Driving While Intoxicated, Domestic Violence, Vehicular Homicide, Weapons Charges, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Stalking, Shoplifting
Public Lawyer Public Interest


  • Arizona (Active), Ohio (Active)

Law School

  • Case Western Reserve

  • Last Updated: December 2, 2020
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  • Tucson, Arizona, Pima County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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