|VA||Authorized to practice law||2003||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law||Super Lawyers||2014|
|D.C. Super Lawyer in Family Law||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Northern Virginia Magazine||2013|
|Owner||Law Office of Sara Leiner Schuler||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.||2007 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|D.C. Bar||Member||2006 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|Emory university school of law||Law||JD||2003|
|University of Florida||N/A||Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Conciliation CLE||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2014|
Posted by anonymous
The adoption laws in VA can be complex and overwhelming to understand, especially if you are of same sex adopting. Sara took on my case with passion and persistence that I didn’t expect but very much appreciated. Our type of case was the first for Sara. Being unfamiliar with same sex adoption, she researched and researched, keeping us informed of everything. What really stuck out for me, was that she took my case personally, it really mattered to her, which made the world difference for us.
As of February, 2017, I legally adopted of 2 beautiful children. Thank you Sara!
Posted by Ryan
After a few unimpressive consultations with other lawyers for a child custody issue, I found Sara through Avvo. Sara took the time to listen and analyze my situation rather than rushing to discuss payment. She let me know it would be a tough case that could go either way. Her honesty and her attentiveness was exactly what I wanted in a lawyer.
I frequently felt mystified and overwhelmed by the entire legal process. Sara was able to clearly explain each step, what to expect next, and the different options at each point during the process. At the trial Sara completely outclassed the other lawyer in being prepared for trial, having me prepped for trial, our discovery requests, the number of her sustained objections, her cross examination questions and such. We had a much better and more polished case.
In the end the judge's ruling was pretty much a draw. While I wasn't happy with the outcome it would have been far worse if not for Sara's efforts. I would definitely retain Sara again for any future family law matters.
Posted by Victoria
The divorce process in Virginia can be complex and frustrating. That's why I'm glad I found Ms. Schuler. She is well-informed, thoughtful and bright, She quickly responded to my inquiries by email or phone and kept me informed throughout the process. Although my divorce was amicable, Ms. Schuler made sure I understood the relevant laws and how they might affect my choices in the proceedings. She is not someone who is easily intimidated -- she is a true advocate for her client
Michelle Kaminsky, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Schuler is very knowledgeable about all aspects of family law. She is highly skilled in litigation but is also very successful at reaching settlement when it is in her client's best interest.