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I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, Maverick and Goose, when I'm not working. I also love to garden and entertain in my backyard.  I love to travel overseas and am hoping to visit Denmark and Amsterdam in the next year.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    8 years
  2. Appeals: 5%
    8 years
  3. Business: 5%
    4 years
  4. Family: 3%
    8 years
  5. Civil Rights: 2%
    4 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

30 total 

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  • Jonathan A Millet

    Attorney Farber's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers she has posted to questions on criminal law, she takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues. (As part of my practice, I am a prosecutor for a small town in Yavapai County, Arizona).


    Jonathan Millet Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Grant Stephen Scheuring

    I first got to know Sarah while we were on the large team of attorneys that represented the Moral Monday Protestors. Sarah went above and beyond to fight for her clients and is an all around great attorney. Since then, my opinion of her as an attorney has grown stronger. You're in good hands with Sarah!


    Grant Scheuring Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Farber Law Firm, PLLC

P.O Box 40902
Raleigh, NC, 27629


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2013
Criminal Defense Attorney of the MonthAttorney at Law Magazine2013
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2012
2011 Emerging Legal LeaderNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly2011
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2011
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys ScholarshipNorth Carolina Association of Women Attorneys2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and OwnerFarber Law Firm, PLLC2013 - Present
Postconviction AttorneyNorth Carolina Prisoner Legal Services2008 - Present
Attorney & Counselor at LawThe Law Office of Sarah Jessica Farber2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
ACLU of North CarolinaLegal Advisor2013 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeSecretary, Civil Rights Division2013 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeSecretary, Young Lawyers Division2012 - Present
Susie Sharp Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeLegislative Co-Chair, Criminal Defense Division2011 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2005 - Present
North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMember2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lovette & Lynch v. NC Dep't of CorrectionWon in Superior Court, Court of Appeals. On certiorari review in the NC Supreme Court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Briefs (NCAJ)Miller v. Alabama: A Roadmap for LItigation2013
NC Public Defender, Vol. 5Miller v. Alabama: Worth the Read`2013
NC Public Defender, Vol. 5Miller v. Alabama: Worth a Read2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Pennsylvania State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NCCU School of Law Public Interest PanelPublic Interest as a Profession2012
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawGetting Your Legal Career Started2011
Legislative Update CLELaws that Affect Post-Conviction Proceedings2011
Legislative UpdatePostconviction Legislative Changes2011
The Bowden Inmates and the Rule of LawLItigation against the Department of Correction2009