Sara Schretenthaler is a Dallas labor, employment and benefits attorney who works with clients on handling complex commercial, employment and franchise litigation matters. Ms. Schretenthaler has experience defending claims of discrimination and retaliation, wage-and-hour claims, and breach-of-contract and wrongful-termination cases. She has extensive experience handling complex pre-trial procedures and electronic discovery matters, and focuses on client-centered results that are cost efficient and effective.

In addition, Ms. Schretenthaler assists companies with obtaining temporary restraining orders and temporary/preliminary injunctions to prevent departing employees or competitors from violating non-disclosure, non-compete or non-solicitation agreements, or from using their former employer’s trade secrets. She also helps companies and individuals unfairly accused of trade secret misappropriation and related claims.

Ms. Schretenthaler provides clients proactive and practical recommendations to avoid litigation with their employees. She has represented local, national and multinational companies in federal and state courts.  She also has experience successfully defending appeals in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Schretenthaler represented publicly listed companies facing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and multinational companies involved in multidistrict litigation.

During law school, Ms. Schretenthaler served as a technical editor for the Baylor Law Review. She also was active in mock trial teams, serving as a brief writer and witness for the National Pretrial Competition and as a team member for the University of Missouri-Kansas City National Voir Dire Competition.


  • Baylor Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Creighton University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Leadership Class, 2016 
  • Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC)
  • Young Catholic Professionals, Dallas Chapter, Vice President and Director
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star Award, 2017


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