Picture of Sara BoynsOn January 15, 2019 the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce announced that Sara Boyns is receiving the Chamber’s Businesswoman of the Year Award. The Chamber’s announcement states, “Sara Boyns is at the forefront of Fenton & Keller’s efforts at inclusiveness, having served as a mentor and inspiration to young leaders in our community. Throughout her years in executive roles as a Fenton & Keller partner and attorney, she has taken every opportunity to share the wisdom and experience she has gained to help other associates build fulfilling careers. Sara has mentored other women executives through decisions about changing roles and client responsibilities, managing workloads and forging relationships with their male peers.”
Sara was raised on the Monterey Peninsula and attended local public schools, the University of Utah, and Monterey College of Law. She has been practicing in Monterey for over 30 years, focusing on assisting employers with employment law compliance and defense of claims. Sara’s community involvement includes Leadership Monterey Peninsula (class of 1985), teaching Legal Writing at Monterey College of Law, serving on the Boards of Lyceum of Monterey County, Monterey County Women Lawyers Association, Barristers, Monterey County Bar Association, Central Coast Human Resources Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Hospice Giving Foundation Golf Scramble committee. Sara currently serves on the Fund Development Committee of Girls Inc. of the Central Coast.
Sara’s newspaper article, Workplace Law, published every two weeks in the Monterey Herald, provides readers with information regarding current employment law issues, new developments in the law, and best practices for employers. Sara regularly provides interactive training on sexual harassment prevention, managing employee performance issues, new laws, and legal considerations involved with hiring in-home caregivers. Sara’s practice has expanded to include independent investigations of workplace harassment and discrimination claims.
Sara particularly enjoys her role as grandmother to Cassadee, age 4, and spending time with her husband Casey, daughter Marisa and her son Christopher.
Read more about Sara Boyns on her attorney page.