Sara C. Mills-Flood


Crivello, Nichols & Hall, S.C.
710 North Plankinton Avenue
Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Tel: 414-290-7588


Sara Mills-Flood is a shareholder with Crivello, Nichols & Hall focusing on appeals, civil rights litigation, constitutional law, complex commercial and personal civil defense. She is committed to serving her clients with innovative and efficient solutions that produce successful results.

She has successfully defended individuals, professionals, corporations, law enforcement, employers, school districts, municipalities, and insurers in matters involving allegations of infringement of civil rights, legal and professional malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, and insurance coverage. No stranger to hard work, Sara’s philosophy is singularly focused on giving her clients every advantage in litigation to drive, leverage, and deliver value in resolving their disputes.

She has successfully briefed cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has been selected for the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars list several times for her defense work in civil rights litigation. She has also obtained defense verdicts for her clients in civil rights trials in both the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. Her significant and diverse appellate experience includes successfully defending complex claims alleging excessive force; deliberate indifference; objective reasonableness; First Amendment retaliation; stops, searches, and seizures; indemnification; compliance with statutory notice requirements; breach of contract; attorneys’ fees; misrepresentation; defamation; and more.

Bar Admissions
  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D. (cum laude) 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Masters of Arts (Public History) 2006
Professional Organizations
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Association of Women Lawyers
The lawyers at Crivello, Nichols & Hall understand the importance of identifying appellate issues and strategy as a case progresses through discovery and trial.

The firm’s collective courtroom experience allows them to identify and preserve potential appellate issues as they arise, to excel at presenting cases to trial courts and juries, and, when necessary, to successfully present informed and compelling legal argument to appellate judges.

Crivello, Nichols & Hall attorneys are involved in appeals on a broad range of subjects at any given moment, and their track record in appellate courts around the country stands for itself.

Crivello, Nichols & Hall is a full service litigation law firm with 8 locations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

The firm serves publicly-traded and privately-held corporations, family-owned businesses, tax-exempt organizations and individuals nationwide.

Crivello, Nichols & Hall specializes in trial, appeal, mediation and arbitration, personal injury, employment litigation, construction law, and product liability,