Sara Buscher is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Since closing her Madison law office in 2002, she has limited her private practice to advocacy on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities. She worked pro bono on a Disability Rights Wisconsin litigation team for six years dealing with health care access and discrimination of people with disabilities.
From 2009 to 2010 she was appointed to serve on the Aging and End of Life Task Force of the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She served as an Adviser to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Elder Law Section from 2004-2009, where she previously served as a director from 1998 - 2004. She has published several legal articles about end of life decision-making. She edited the ElderLaw News from 2001-2009. She received the Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
She was one of the founders of WisPACT, Inc. which manages community and pooled trusts for Wisconsin citizens with disabilities across the lifespan. Through her efforts, the pooled trust is one of a few in the country serving people age 65 and up. She received the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Pro Bono Award in 2003 for her efforts in creating WisPACT. She served as a director on the State Bar's Civil Rights and Liberties Board from 2014-2019. She currently serves as a director on the national board of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - USA.