Attorney, has over 20 years trial experience. Ms. Sauer specializes in complex civil litigation advancing the rights and seeking compensation for survivors of international terrorism and human rights violations.
In particular, she is proud to have served as co-lead counsel in Christie, et. al v. Iran, et. al, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that held the Islamic Republic of Iran responsible for the Khobar Towers bombing, resulting in a judgment for survivors of compensatory and punitive damages as well as prejudgment interest in the amount of $879,120,000.
Adora was elected to co-chair the Antiterrorism Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), which is the preeminent organization for plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States. This group assists attorneys effectively utilize the justice system for accountability for international terrorism, and improved protection of Americans at home and abroad.
Prior to joining MM~LAW, Adora served as Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, Illinois for 3 years, and thereafter in private practice specializing in criminal and civil litigation.
From 2011 to 2017, Adora served as General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer of Spatz Holdings, LLC, a company she co-founded dedicated to helping develop new businesses which provide a legacy benefit for military veterans, the environment, the practice of medicine, and philanthropy. Among the companies founded by Spatz Holding is Enabled Enterprises, LLC, (www.enabled.vet). Enabled Enterprises creates employment and income opportunities supporting veteran independent businesses with veteran oriented products and services. The company is a majority-owned veteran company.
Admitted to practice: Illinois.
Education: J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law; B.A. Emory University.
Board of Directors, Children of Heroes Foundation, 2004 – present
Foundation dedicated to supporting children who lost military parents.
Board of Directors, Spatz Foundation, 2004 – present
Foundation contributes to organizations dedicated to improving peoples’ lives