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Sarah Reist Digby

Child custody Attorney at Brentwood, TN

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Sarah Lynne Reist


Licensed for 9 years

About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Reist today for a case evaluation.

  2. Adoption
    25%

  3. Family
    25%
    Attorney Reist is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. Give her a call now.

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Reist can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

  5. Juvenile law
    10%

 

After I graduated from Vanderbilt  Law School, I chose to practice family law due to my genuine concern for those needing representation during what can often be the most stressful and emotional periods of their lives. I now focus my practice on a range of family law matters including: child support, custody, grandparent visitation, alimony, guardianships, adoption, divorce, and father's rights. My undergraduate degree in Psychology, past work in a domestic violence legal clinic, and my internship for the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse division of the Indianapolis Prosecutor's Office have given me a unique insight into some of the more delicate issues related to family law. Because of this background I strive to be a zealous advocate for my clients while also taking the time to listen to their individual needs.

Licensed for 9 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/19/2022

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

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Digby Family Law, PLC

Reviews

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Posted by sarasalgado78 | September 17, 2014
I am very pleased and I highly recommend Sarah Reist
I had consolted with another attorney who seemed great during the initial consolt. However, when I was wanting to hire her she would not return my calls or emails for 3 months. This led me Google to search for another attorney. I found Sarah Reist and now I am glad that other attorney never replied to me because I found Sarah. When I met Sarah, she was with another firm. She was very kind, pleasant, informative and professional. She spent a good amount of time with me. She answered all of my questions. I immediately hired her to write a letter to my ex spouse which she did quickly and efficiently. She since then has opened her own law firm with a colleague but I was very happy because she took the time to write me and give me her new contact information. She also called me to check on me and make sure that I received her letter with new contact information. When my ex husband called her about the letter she wrote him, she called me right away the same day to inform me and thanks to her letter, my ex spouse finally reimbursed me for medical expenses after 11 years of not paying at all. Sarah always answers my emails and never forgets about me. I am now in the process of hiring Sarah Reist again to proceed in child support enforcement / filing a petition for contempt. I have absolute faith in her and recommend her to anyone who is looking for a family law attorney. I also want to say Thank you to Sarah for being so nice and kind to me.
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Posted by Louann | August 17, 2014
would strongly recommend
I am not one who usually writes a review, but after the experience that I had, I would like to share that. I had previously hired another attorney for my divorce and after a year I had gotten no where. I made an appointment with Sarah on a Tuesday and by the end the week she had all of my paperwork from my previous attorney and was ready to move forward. She stayed in contact with me even when there was nothing different in the case. She not only communicated with me, she was thorough, thoughtful and genuine. I would recommend her to anyone; family, friends or even just acquaintances.
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Posted by Justin | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fathers can get full custody!
I cannot recommend Sarah enough if you are a father wanting your legal rights protected and your children are in the Nashville area. I live in Michigan, my children were in Tennessee in the Nashville area, and I now have full, permanant custody of them in Michigan. It was a lot of work, and very stressful at times, however, if you are wanting an attorney who will work extremely hard for you, if you are wanting an attorney who is not only smart, but capable and devastatingly aggressive in the courtroom in pursuit of your rights and interests, you cannot do better then Sarah. I am 100% convinced that having Sarah as my legal console made the differance in the outcome of my custody battle. Thanks to her efforts, her hours of hard work, and her zealous prosecution of my rights, I now have full custody of my children. I could not be more grateful for the services she's rendered, and could not recommend her any higher. If you are a father wanting to be able to play an active role in your children's lives, and you have to deal with the family court system, call her. You will be glad you did. I and my children sure are.
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Posted by Jessica | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
After having one attorney tell me I really didn't have a case, and another dropping the ball, Sarah picked everything up and got my child custody case moving. She read everything thoroughly, came to mediation with a new parenting plan, and laid everything out with explanations for me and the opposing attorney. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Tim | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Sarah!
2015 was a difficult year for me and I'm ended up in a situation where I needed an attorney for a very specific situation. I tried contacting several Nashville attorneys but either they were unavailable or was unable to take my case. Sarah was recommended to me. She was very helpful and understanding about my situation and more than willing to help. Within less than two weeks my case had been resolved in my favor and I was able to end 2015 on a strong note. Sarah and her team are very courteous and professional and always kept me updated about my case. I highly recommended her.
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Posted by Kierstin | June 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law & Will
Not too long ago, I hired Sarah Reist to draft my Will. She was efficient, thorough, and produced quality work. Sarah has also been my go-to attorney on several family law related matters. Not only is she an outstanding advocate, but she also thinks outside the box, which allows her to successfully pursue complex family law issues. Overall, Sarah is incredible at what she does, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of a family law attorney.
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Posted by brianna | May 19, 2015
very happy she was my lawyer
Mrs. Reist was amazing. She helped me so much, she fought for what I wanted and what was best. I always asked so many questions and she had no problem answering them promptly. I love my children with all my heart and she knew that and did everything she could to help me in my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Child Custody Case
I highly recommend Sarah Reist, I live in GA, Kids lived in TN, I did my research and found Atty. Reist. She took my information, I told her what I wanted, she kept me informed, and the case was won! Who said that Dads can't get custody? Well with Atty. S. Reist, I Did!
Posted by Darren D. | August 14, 2014
Completely satisfied with the service I recieved.
I had a situation where i needed to relocate and wanted my daughter to come with me. I had a fear that since i was her dad i wouldn't have a fair shot. Sarah helped me establish my primary residential parent status with the courts. We presented all the facts and court sided with us. I'm forever grateful for the services she provided. Thanks again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Digby Family Law, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Reist & Maples, PLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Gordon Law Group, PLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Intern- Sex Crimes and Child Abuse
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • legal assistant
  • Judge Grant Hawkins
  • 2011 - 2011
  • administrative assistant
  • Katz Sapper & Miller
  • 2008 - 2010
  • administrative assistant
  • Backer & Backer
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Big Fluffy Dog
  • Foster
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association Wills for Heroes
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Volunteer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women Own Business
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Juvenile and Children's Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Vanderbilt Law School Animal Law Society
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Vanderbilt Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Student
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Vanderbilt Law School Mock Trial
  • Judge
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Vanderbilt Law School Animal Law Society
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Vanderbilt Law School Legal Aid Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Vanderbilt Law School Journal of Transnational Law
  • Editor
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Vanderbilt Law School Moot Court
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Indiana University Criminal Justice Department
  • External Review Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Scholarship Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Tennessee
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 2017 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys for Tennessee
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • 2 Years 10 Best Attorneys in TN for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 Rising Stars
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2017 Mid-South Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Tennessee
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Ten Family Law Firms in Tennessee
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • Indiana University
  • 2010
  • High Honors
  • Indiana University
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Attorney's monthly meeting
  • Family Law Practice
  • 2016
  • Relative Caregive Program
  • Guardianships and Grandparents' Rights
  • 2015
  • Belmont Family Law Panel
  • Family Law Practice
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (7)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Sarah on several cases together and I always find her to be thorough, intelligent, and an enjoyable person to deal with. She always does a great job for her clients and I would recommend her to anyone."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Reist has always been professional and friendly in her demeanor as an attorney. I've had the pleasure of observing Ms. Reist in court on many occasions and absolutely endorse her proficiency as a trial attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sarah. Clients going through divorce need someone who will answer the phone and be there when needed. Sarah does this for her clients. She understands not just the legal choices but also the financial and emotional decisions that must be made. I routinely refer cases to her."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've enjoyed working with Sarah in the Nashville family law community. She has always handled herself and her cases in a professional and practical manner."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah was actually my opposing counsel on a recent case that involved several other attorneys as well. She timely returned calls, followed up on matters, made herself accessible and was very professional. I trust Sarah and respect how hard she works for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah is a very sharp lawyer. I always find her to be excellently prepared and knowledgable of the specific facts of a case and the applicable law which explains her effectiveness as a negotiator and litigator. Her clients are sure to be pleased with her representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a remarkably hardworking individual who is dedicated to her clients. Her listening skills and attention to detail stand out, making it a pleasure to work alongside her in a variety of settings. I believe that Sarah is an asset to Nashville's legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an exceptional attorney who truly cares about her clients. She is experienced in family law matters, and she has a strong work ethic. I fully endorse Sarah."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great worth ethic and phenomenal attention to clients - highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been an absolute pleasure witnessing Sarah's practice grow. She is a passionate advocate who does all she can for her clients. We keep her on the "short list" for any family-related matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Reist is dependable and trustworthy, and she goes the extra miles in everything she does."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an intelligent, driven attorney who really cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked along Sarah for several months and can tell you she is extremely dedicated to getting her clients the best outcome possible. I would highly recommend her for any family law matter you may have."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sarah is an outstanding Family Law attorney, and I am happy to endorse her in the areas of Adoption, Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support. Sarah genuinely cares for her clients, and she isn't afraid to fight for their best interests in court."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah's clients benefit from her sharp intellect and relentless work ethic."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Sarah Reist as a hardworking attorney who truly cares about her clients and their needs. I have no hesitation referring clients with divorce, child custody, adoption, or other family law issues to Sarah because I know they will be getting great legal advice."
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