Aimee Bateman

sarah c. sykes

Associate Attorney


(913) 565-2998


Prior to her service in the United States Army, Sarah taught English to incarcerated
juvenile offenders, cared for individuals with developmental disabilities, and advocated
on behalf of children in the foster care system. She joined the military upon graduation
from law school following in the footsteps of her grandfather, father, mother, sister, and

As a judge advocate, Sarah specialized in criminal law, particularly the prosecution and
defense of violent and sexually-based offenses. Appointed as one of the first special
victim prosecutors Army-wide, Sarah oversaw the investigation and prosecution of
several hundred felony level cases to include murder, child sexual abuse and
exploitation, and adult rape and sexual assault. Sarah went on to serve as an associate
professor of criminal law at The Judge Advocate General‘s School where she taught
courses on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of sexually-based offenses as
well as the prevention of sexual assault and treatment of victims. Sarah routinely briefed
civilian and military leaders, to include members of Congress, senior Army civilians,
general officers and commanders, on the military justice system and service regulations
and policies related to sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

Associate Attorney, Bateman Law Group, LLC, Leavenworth, KS 2023-Present

Assistant Director of Investigations, U.S. Center for SafeSport, 2019-2021

Attorney, U.S. Army, 2004-2016

LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army, 2012 Specialty in Criminal Law

J.D., Washburn University, 2004

M.S., University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2000  Criminal Justice

B.S., Benedictine College, 1998  Education

Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher, Jan 2016Awarded in recognition of significant volunteer contributions toward improvement of the Field Artillery community.

Bar Associations/Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Kansas 
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces 
Selected Publications and Presentations