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Sarah Poriss

Foreclosure Attorney at West Hartford, CT

5.0   18 reviews

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    90%
    I defend homeowners in foreclosure and can answer questions about home mortgages

    15 years

  2. Debt collection
    5%
    I help consumers who are subject to debt collection attempts- either by debt collectors or original creditors, whether you're being sued in court or being contacted by phone/mail.

    21 years

  3. Credit repair
    3%
    Credit report questions? I can help you.

    21 years

  4. Consumer protection
    2%
    I help consumers who are subject to debt collection attempts- either by debt collectors or original creditors, whether you're being sued in court or being contacted by phone/mail.

    21 years

My firm is the largest foreclosure defense firm in Connecticut.  I help homeowners with all their mortgage questions, from the minute they become concerned about being able to pay their mortgage, to representing them in court in forecloure mediation and other proceeings.  I am looking to work with homeowners who want to get out of their mortgage troubles and improve their future financial situation. 

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Licensed for 20 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Sarah

Sarah Poriss, Attorney at Law, LLC
777 Farmington Ave.
1st Fl.
West Hartford, CT, 06119

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Posted by Gary | July 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
Sarah represented me for approximately two years through a very difficult period. Her poise and professional demeanor were only exceeded by her knowledge and competence. A great asset!
Posted by Kelly | January 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, accessible and effective
Sarah Poriss is an amazing lawyer and an amazing person. She has helped me and others in my family when we had lost hope of ever being financially viable again. She is passionate about informing people and will go out of her way to do this, even with little hope of financial gain. Her methods work, and she is accessible. Although I hired her five years ago, she has been available to me as recently as last month when I had some follow-up questions. I will never forget her warmth and I will always be grateful for the way she helped me get on with my life.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sarah saved me!
I called Sarah a few years ago because I was considering filing bankruptcy. She gave me amazing advice and took her time explaining things. Fortunately, with the help of Sarah, I still own my home. Recently, I contacted Sarah again because a friend of mine was having problems, and they needed advice. Sarah called them that same day! They were incredibly thankful for her help. I personally believe that there is no other lawyer like Sarah. She continuously puts you and your priorities first, and never pushes for money. Sarah has truly changed my life with her kindness and selflessness. She always helps, even if something is outside of the field she specializes in. Sarah has made me feel cared about and listened to. She never hesitates to take time out of her day to help others. I’m so grateful for her and her good soul. I highly recommend Sarah.
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Posted by Trisha | April 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response, excellent advice!
Sarah helped me by providing a succinct, understandable answer to a specific legal question despite the fact that I probably didn't word it very well! Super responsive, very to-the-point. Highly recommended!
Posted by Michael....... | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Thorough and Compassionate!!!.....
Attorney Poriss provided my wife and I a very workable solution to a serious credit card debt problem we faced. She examined our situation thoroughly and provided us the best options for us to consider. Her recommendations have allowed us to manage our problem, straighten out our finances and allowed me to get a good night's sleep....finally!!! I highly recommend Attorney Poriss without reservation!!!
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Posted by Anthony | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY Recommended - Empathetic - Expert - Confident
Sarah Poriss will serve you well! She will stand with you, she will fight for you and she will advise you; accurately and honestly. The sense that someone like her was 'on my side' during my difficult fights with creditors, court cases, and even judgements was indispensable. I hired Sarah for several collections actions and we were very satisfied with the outcomes. Well after the retainer, Sarah still made herself available and answered many of my questions. The sense of confidence and comfort she afforded me will not be forgotten and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by John | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Sarah was extremely understanding, empathetic, and helpful. I would highly recommend her firm to anyone. Very knowledgeable about crumbling foundations.
Posted by Angi | April 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fabulous, great communication, very easy to understand & work with.
I consulted with Sarah Poriss when I accumulated some unpaid credit card debt following a car accident injury. She was extremely helpful as I sorted things out. Before I contacted her, the whole thing seemed an impossible and daunting challenge. But she walked me through the process and answered all my confused (and sometimes anxious) questions quickly and in a way I was able to understand. Absolutely indispensable! I would recommend Sarah Poriss without hesitation.
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Posted by Bill | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Foreclosure Attorney !!
Sarah Poriss is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise harsh and unsympathetic judicial system, combining the intelligence, discipline and legal expertise of a great lawyer with the understanding, compassion and caring of a noteworthy social worker. Her knowledge of the laws relating to foreclosure, as well as her understanding of the psychological and emotional suffering that result from such a crisis, are second to none. She was a godsend who not only helped me navigate the legal battlefield but also survive and overcome the financial, intellectual and emotional hardship. She's incredibly diligent, honest, and fair with a great support staff. She's also a straight shooter who tells it like it is. You may not always like hearing what she has to say, but you MUST listen to what she has to say, as she is the quintessential expert in this unpopular field of law. I wouldn't wish anyone to have to go through such an experience as foreclosure. It is unbearable at times. But if you ever find yourself in debt or heading down the road to foreclosure, I highly recommend contacting Sarah Poriss. She'll help get you through it --and maintain your sanity and self-esteem--better than anyone. Thanks, Sarah. You are a blessing!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and Helpful
I reached out to Sarah regarding a lender-side foreclosure case. She politely declined but provided me with a referral. While I haven't used her professional services personally, the fact that she wrote back and provided a recommendation for another attorney indicates to me that she is responsive and professional.
Posted by Gary Campanaro | December 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
foreclosure law
Sarah Poriss has been wonderful. She returns emails promptly. She goes out of her way to answer my questions. She is knowledgeable in her field and seems to know foreclosure law intricately. She is willing to go above and beyond whats asked, she definitely goes the extra mile. I will definitely hire her for my needs.
Posted by Dennis | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING
An attorney whom I respected a great deal referred me to Sarah for specific issues I was having with unfair debt/collections/foreclosure. Her ability to clearly explain the process and expectations along with her support "team" including Donna Convicer literally allowed my wife and I to sleep at night. Anyone experiencing problems in todays economic uncertainty (and there are many) should not allow themselves to be bullied or intimidated when making important financial decisions by collections attorneys. Do yourself a huge favor and speak to her. You will never regret it. The outcome of our case was exactly what we had hoped for.Thank You Sarah, Donna and team for getting our life back !.Honesty and Integrity to spare !!!
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Posted by Steven | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Çredit Pains
Attorney Poriss has shared sound advice and been my advocate against sometimes unethical creditors for the past few years. In these still difficult economic times having her represent my interests has proven beyond value both economically and psychologically.
Posted by Edgar Rodriguez | February 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Surprised and so pleased
So i called expecting the usual, "you must make and appt" or a secretary or something. Al contrair, she answered and was so willing to guide me to what i need to do before having to hire her. needless to say evidently like myself my clients are a top priority and with work ethics like that, def on my rolodex ok ok my phone address book. Def top notch!!!
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Posted by a happy client | May 26, 2015
Sarah is just the BEST !!!!!!!!
I was swimming in debt and had actually went to other attorneys for help but it was getting worse. Sarah completely accessed my situation and immediately cam up with solutions to get my life back on track. She was not only courteous and professional but actually cared about my situation. After meeting with her I was actually able to get a good nights sleep (finally) Hiring an attorney is never easy especially in a desperate situation but I would recommend Sarah to anyone. I credit her for turning my life around.
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Posted by Athena | April 5, 2015
Best Attorney to represent you for Debts Owed
I have been working with Sarah for one year and she has helped bring peace back into my life when I thought my debt situation was hopeless. She understands my specific situation and works with me to represent my best interest defending me against the various debt collectors and law suits that have been filed against me, both in small claims and civil/family court. It is important to me that no judgments or cases show on my record so we work out affordable settlements with each collector or attorney. My life today would not be the same without Sarah representing me. She is invaluable and I highly recommend you contact her for a consultation. Thank you, Sarah, for all you have done for me and my family!
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2013
Excellent Debt/Collections Attorney
Outstanding! I had a debt problem - called up Sarah. She consulted me, gave me a very solid standing & put my case on a track to a favorable outcome. She's very genuine, very compassionate - and an outstanding person all-around. I'm glad there are attorneys like Sarah around. I HIGHLY recommend her services. Amazing attorney, I can't thank her enough.
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Posted by Raj | February 10, 2012
Very Genuine and trustworthy Attorney
I had a judgement on my credit reports. I was doing online research to find an attorney to file a motion to vacate the judgement and luckly found her website. I emailed her my concerns and she responded me right way. I called her and talked to her on the phone and she explained me all the pros and cons. Although i had read her reviews, i was little skeptic in the beginning but i took a chance and hired her and that was the best decision i made. She did an awesome job and the case was withdrawn. She always updated me the progress through emails. She was very easy to deal with and her fees was also very fair and reasonable. I couldn't wait to write a review for her. Thanks a lot Sarah. I very strongly recommend her.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Consumer Law Group, LLC
  • 2002 - 2006

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Rebuilding your Damaged Credit
  • Healthy Credit for Entrepreneurs
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Small Firm Growth and Operations
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Small Firm Marketing
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (22)
Endorse Sarah
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah Poriss is an attorney's attorney. Sharp thinking, diligent action and efficient use of time. That's Sarah. I highly recommend her to anyone who is starting to feel anxious about a foreclosure and debt collection practices while in a financially strained situation. Don't suffer. Call Sarah."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an extremely competent and diligent Attorney. She fights hard for the consumer and treats each client with individualized, personal attention."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an incredibly bright, knowledgable and devoted attorney. She cares deeply about helping her clients resolve the problems that they have. These traits make Sarah a top notch attorney. Sarah is the attorney the banks do not want to mess with!"
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sarah for a very long time. She is a caring, professional and extremely knowledgeable lawyer. She is an expert in her field. I have referred clients to her and they have always reported that they were extremely satisfied with her representation. I would not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an expert in her field, who is always looking for new ways to bring more value and better service to her clients. She is a thoughtful and considerate person, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to help resolve your consumer protection, credit defense or foreclosure defense problem."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sarah for quite some time. She is a lawyer of the highest character and integrity, and is knowledgeable and competent in a number of areas of practice, especially consumer protection."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I routinely send clients to Sarah for her knowledge, professionalism, and outright ability to handle many kinds of foreclosure, credit, and consumer protection issues. A caring, thoughtful, and excellent lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is exceedingly knowledgeable on foreclosure and zealously advocates for her clients with success!"
Credit repair Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several people to Sarah for help with credit issues, and they have all been pleased with her efforts on their behalf. Sarah is very well versed in credit repair and foreclosure -- and she is also generous of spirit with both her clients and other members of the bar."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I am very comfortable referring clients to Attorney Poriss as she is a very competent and knowledgeable attorney."
Credit repair Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several people to Sarah for help with their credit and foreclosure defense, and they have all been satisfied. I endorse Sarah without reservation. She knows the law well, but more important she knows how to deal with the credit card companies and credit agencies. If you've "GOT DEBT" get help from Sarah."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is dedicated to assisting consumers who have been hurt by the mortgage bankers and servicers."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I routiinely refer clients to Sarah where bankruptcy is not the best option for them to resolve their debt problems and situations where there have been Fair Debt Collection Act violations. I always receive positive feedback from the clients I refer to her and wholeheartedly endorse her for anyone who needs someone to fight for them against aggressive creditors,"
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah genuinely cares for all her clients, no matter what the circumstance. She has the ability to replace a client's fear and anxiety with assurance and peace, knowing that Sarah will do all she can to help that client. I have found her foreclosure defense knowledge particularly good as is her credit reporting counseling."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a great attorney who genuinely cares about her clients and her practice area. I have had the privilege of working with her on several cases, and was impressed with her knowledge and experience. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, including my own family members."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah does an exceptional job on behalf of her clients, and I can particularly endorse her work in defending collection actions."
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