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I enjoy representing clients on employment matters and personal injury cases because at the end of the day, I know that my work has been beneficial to both my clients and to my practice.   Employers who have not treated their employees appropriately or fairly  and defendants who have a duty to keep people safe and do not, need to be taken to task in order to protect others.


In addition to practicing law for the past 24 years, as a Personal Injury Arbitrator and Automobile Accident Arbitrator for the past six years, I have been fortunate to hone my negotiation skills and of the skill of evaluating cases. These skills certainly benefit  both my personal injury clients and my clients on employment matters by giving them realistic expectations and early settlements. 



Languages spoken: Yiddish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Bretz

    I have known Sara for many years and I feel completely confident in referring all of my employment law issues to her. She is not only professional, but organized, compassionate and competent. She is well respected by both the bench and bar. Her knowledge about family matters is immense and she works hard to stay on top of new law and cases in her field. Trust in Sarah, she has small firm attention, with big firm skill.


    Jennifer Bretz Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

Cowen & Jacobs

Court Plaza South
21 Main Street - Suite 153
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law ReviewTouro College School of Law1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCowen & Jacobs1987 - Present
ArbitratorSuperior Court of Bergen County, NJ2003 - 2009
Associate Adjunct ProfessorNew York Law School1990 - 1993
AssociateHartstein & Hartstein1986 - 1987
AssociateRoura & Melamed1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Networking InternationalMember2009 - Present
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Women Lawyers Bergen CountyMember2000 - 2003
Bergen County Bar Association, ADR CommitteeChair1988 - 2000
Metropolitan Women's Bar AssociationMember1981 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe vs. ABC Corp.Settled for full policy amount.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawInternational StudiesLL.M - Master of Laws1996
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
American UniversityGovernment and Public AdministrationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Achieving Advantage ChapterRecent Employment Law in NJ2015