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Sara M Epler

Sara M Epler

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate

About Me

Throughout my practice, I have focused on family law cases, specifically those with complex financial issues such as closely held businesses, executive deferred compensation plans, stock grants and options, and other valuation issues. I also handle complicated parenting issues, including dealing with parents with substance abuse histories or mental health issues..


 


Having assisted clients in a full range of property division, spousal maintenance and parenting plan issues, I seek to combine strong client advocacy with a deep understanding of the legal issues in order to provide efficient, effective, family-focused resolutions.


 


I was recognized by SuperLawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of family law (http://edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com/p/sara-epler-named-rising-star/842707?cid=4608979).


 


A Washington native, I began my legal career in the Seattle area at a boutique family-law practice. Today, I practice primarily in King and Snohomish Counties.


 


When I'm not practicing law, I can be found spending time with my two school aged children. I'm also a frequent volunteer at their school events and in the West Seattle Community. I'm also a runner and enjoy participating in half-marathons.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Family: 75%
  2. Litigation: 15%
  3. Real Estate: 5%
  4. Estate Planning: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Steven Scott Burkhalter

    Sara represents her clients aggressively, while at the same explores creative solutions to resolve a matter. When evaluating a case, she sees the practical side (i.e., balancing litigation vs. the goal in mind). She serves her clients well.

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    Steven Burkhalter Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • James Davis Shipman

    I endorse this lawyer. Sara is a very competent, professional attorney. I highly recommend her and her firm.

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    James Shipman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Brewe Layman-Everett

3525 Colby Avenue
Ste. 333
Everett, WA, 98201

Brewe Layman-Mount Vernon

410 Myrtle Street
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
summa cum laudeSeattle University School of Law2000
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Washington1996
cum laudeUniversity of Washington1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyBrewe Layman2013 - Present
LawyerBeresford Booth PLLC2008 - 2013
LawyerDavidson, Czeisler & Kilpatric2002 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Collaborative Law Training GroupTraining Participant2014 - 2014
Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Alki Elementary School PTAMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Puget Sound Family Law BlogThe Intersection of Mental Health and Family Law2015
Puget Sound Family Law BlogSubstance Abuse in the Context of Family Law2014
Beresford Booth News: Divorce & Family LawChild Support Modification: Don't Wait to Decide Who Pays for College2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2000
University of WashingtonSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Judicial TrainingUFC Judicial Officer's Training on Contempt2015
Bridging the Gap CLEPractice Tips in Family Law: Litigation and ADR2012