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Sara L Schwartzman

Child custody Attorney at Columbia, MD

5.0   1 review

About Sara

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Sara L. Schwartzman, Partner at FLAG, is an experienced family law litigator who has dedicated her professional career to helping those individuals and families who are going through the very difficult, emotionally and financially draining, process of divorce and child custody cases.  Sara is a strong advocate for her clients, educating them as to the legal process and their options, helping them navigate through various family law issues, attempting to assist them with achieving their goals and empowering her clients so that they leave the legal process with a strong foundation for their future well-being. Sara also mediates divorce, custody/access and support cases with the goal of assisting parties in reaching an amicable resolution without the emotional and financial toll that litigation can take, and serves as a court-appointed attorney representing children in contested custody cases.


Sara received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from The George Washington University with Honors in women’s studies and received the Women’s Studies Scholarship Award.   Sara then attended law school, receiving her Juris Doctor from The University of Maryland School of Law.   While in law school, Sara was a Rose Zetzer Women, Leadership and Equality Fellow and the recipient of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project grant.   Sara successfully completed a mediation clinic, resulting in her becoming a certified mediator.  Sara’s legal education allows her to combine the positive attributes of mediation and collaboration with litigation.


After law school, Sara completed a clerkship in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County with the Honorable Ruth Ann Jakubowski.  Since 2007, Sara has worked as an attorney at private family law firms with a focus on family law litigation and as a mediator of family law cases.  Sara also performs pro bono work for nonprofit organizations to provide legal representation to those without the means to obtain an attorney. Sara’s courtroom experience, mediation work and established relationships with colleagues and the judiciary allow her to be a zealous advocate both within and outside of the courtroom.  She is a strong voice for her clients, an empathetic listener to their needs and an empowering force in their lives.  Sara shares FLAG’s philosophy that family law cases involving children should be child-centered, focusing on goals that will strengthen the family unit and allowing clients and their children to leave the legal process empowered with hope for a promising future.


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Licensed for 15 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC
7120 Minstrel Way, Suite 202
Columbia, MD, 21045


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Posted by Danny | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Gifted Attorney
I am a male who has fought hard for custody of my young son. Mrs. Schwartzman has been my attorney for almost a year and a half. During this time, Mrs. Schwartzman has remained by my side and fought hard, day and night, to make sure that I had every opportunity possible to spend time with my son. She has fought tirelessly throughout the entire legal proceedings. She always explained (in great detail) exactly what the next step would be and exactly what to expect throughout each and every step. Many times I felt defeated and I felt like being granted custody of my son was only a dream and it would never become a reality. Mrs. Schwartzman never gave up on me or my son. She fought tooth and nail and in the end I was granted FULL custody of my son!!! Thanks to Mrs. Schwartzman I am now living the ultimate dream! I could have never won custody of my son without her. Mrs. Schwartzman is a Godsend! She gave me back my son and she also gave me back a lifetime full of joy and happiness. I trust her with my life! Mrs. Schwartzman is the greatest attorney this planet has ever seen!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cordell Law, LLP
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Joel E. Segall
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stacy LeBow Siegel
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law clerk
  • Circuit Court For Baltimore County
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Family Law Assistance Program, Circuit Court for Howard County
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Settlement conference facilitator
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Women's Law Center of Maryland
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore CASH Campaign
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rose Zetzer Fellow
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 2006
  • Maryland Public Interest Law Project Grant
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 2005
  • Women's Studies Scholarship Award
  • George Washington University
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce 101
  • Introduction to the Divorce Process
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would strongly endorse this Sara as she is competent, organized and an advocate for her clients. I have known Sara for several years and she is a confident and well organized attorney who is impressive. She presents well to both her colleagues and the bench. I would high recommend Sara as an attorney for anyone going through the family law process and also as a best interest attorney for children."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of working with Sara in the past. She is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and she is a fierce advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara brings the perfect balance of a tough litigator but while understanding the family dynamic involved. She will settle when that is the best option for the family and is very reasonable. But, she will litigate when her client needs that approach, and will do so without missing a single detail. She is a great lawyer no matter which approach you need for your case!"
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara is thorough and incredibly detail oriented. She is a zealous advocate for clients and has compassion for each client's personal circumstances."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara is the most thorough and organized attorney that I know. This attention to detail will serve any client well. I am very impressed by her trial preparation, I have observed her in trial, and I have heard judges endorse and admire her skill. Sara is an excellent attorney and advocate."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Sara for three years at a domestic firm in Baltimore. Sara is an exceptional attorney. She is smart, tenacious, professional and genuinely cares about her clients. While working with Sara I observed her handling of several high conflict divorce and custody cases. She was extremely successful in obtaining positive results and judgments for her clients. I highly recommend Sara to any client seeking guidance in a divorce or custody matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent, prepared, skilled attorney with years of experience successfully litigating family law cases."
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Columbia Child custody Lawyer Sara L Schwartzman
Sara L Schwartzman
Child custody Attorney
Columbia, MD
Licensed for 15 years