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Sarah C Easter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Knoxville, TN

4.4   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%
    All areas of family law, including agreed and contested divorce, post-divorce custody and support modification, orders of protection and contempt proceedings.

    17 years

  2. Mediation
    20%
    Providing family law mediation services for those going through a divorce, post-divorce or juvenile court proceeding. Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator, General Civil Mediator, and specially trained in Domestic Violence.

    11 years

"TOP ATTORNEY” IN CITYVIEW MAGAZINE FROM 2012 TO 2017. CALL TODAY 865-407-2345

Sarah C. Easter attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science. She then attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana before relocating back to Knoxville to begin her law practice.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2013,2012
Client's Choice
2013 2012

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Location

McKellar & Easter

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience for a crappy thing
Divorce is never a "fun" thing to go through, but Sarah made the experience as painless as possible. She or her assistant were always available when I had questions and we're always there to help guide me when necessary. Huge thank you to Sarah and her team for making a bad situation, tolerable!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Thorough, knowledgeable. Made me feel comfortable with the whole process. Listened to what I wanted and made sure it happened. I literally got everything I wanted. Sarah and her team keep you informed and make sure you are taken care of. I am the father in this case and she got me custody of my son, which is still hard to do. I would highly recommend her. Excellent experience.
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Posted by Mark | January 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Sarah did a wonderful job representing me through divorce after over thirty years of marriage. While being professional, informative, and thorough, she was able to ease my concerns every step of the way. I am very satisfied with her results and very thankful that I hired her. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in Knoxville
She was very timely, poised in court and very diligent. She was there to help me in anything I needed and to answer any questions I had during the process as well as calmed every fear I had.
Posted by William | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Weird Divorce
Sarah did a wonderful job of making a really ruff time in my life bearable. She was always there to answer my questions and keep me updated on progress of divorce. Sarah did a wonderful job of watching out for side of things and made sure I thought with my head and not my heart . So in ten years I wouldn’t be saying what was I thinking when I did that. I would recommend Sarah to any man going thru a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2018
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Helpful & Professional
Ms. Easter was professional from the beginning through the end, completely walking me through all of the steps needed to complete the process of getting a divorce. I had no idea where to begin or what the process would include but she made the whole experience as painless at it could be. She is clearly quite knowledgeable and I would highly recommend Ms. Easter to anyone needing assistance with divorce.
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Posted by Don | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and custody
I am happy with the job Ms Sarah did and provide i couldn't have asked for a better out come and she is a great lawer i would recommend her to any one that needs the best lawer in Knoxville
Posted by Ken | November 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
If you're in need of an Attorney I highly recommend Sarah Easter at McKellar & Easter in Knoxville. The team of Sarah and Michele (Paralegal) were outstanding and supportive in accomplishing the requirements in settling my divorce case before the Court. Their guidance through all the legal language and court requirements help me to make the right decisions in submitting court documents. Sarah's expertise in mediation is excellent. Sarah and Michele helped me through a difficult time in my life. They were patience with me and listened to what I had to say so they could guide me in the right direction. Issues were promptly handled and only slowed down by the other side. You'll be in great hands with them.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Sarah did a great job representing me in my divorce. I would definitely recommend her and would encourage you to trust her because she knows what she is doing. I went through a messy divorce and did not think there was any way things would be resolved without going to court but Sarah handled everything very well. I was very satisfied with the way everything worked out and would definitely recommend!
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Posted by Amber McCoy | July 25, 2017
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Wonderful attorney
Sarah was very professional, knowledgeable, and well prepared. She answered any questions that I had regarding the case and made me feel comfortable through every step of the process. I'd highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Working with Sarah was quick and painless. She answered all my questions about seeking a divorce and was there through the whole process. I would recommend Sarah as your attorney.
Posted by Amanda | April 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce with minor child
Sarah made my divorce process easy and simple.
Posted by Brian | January 21, 2015
Great for uncontested divorce
I hired Sarah for an uncontested divorce. The process is very simple, you provide some data and the payment on line if you choose to. Her office will contact you with some forms and they handle the rest. My "uncontested" divorce turned a little more complicated when it came to getting the former spouse to sign the papers but Sarah and her team handled it and coached me through a week of unexpected experiences at no incremental charge. I highly recommend her team for any such unfortunate situation you may find yourself in.
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Posted by Alicia | May 22, 2014
Professional, Caring, and Responsive
I was very impressed with Sarah and also with everyone in the office that I came into contact with. I want to point out that it makes a big difference when you are dealing with an unpleasant personal situation to have pleasant and helpful staff in the office. I contacted their office several times, and no one ever made me feel like I was an inconvenience. I was always made to feel that my time was also valuable and my concern or issue was valid and worthy of their attention. From Sarah, I received personable and caring advice, and she was quite patient with my many, many questions. There was never a question she couldn't answer and the advice was always accurate and reassuring. I was kept fully informed and knew exactly what to expect throughout the process which of course was a great comfort to me. Unfortunately, I have worked with lawyers in the past that are largely unavailable (once they are paid) or who rush you through any conversation you have with them. Although Sarah is experienced and has won several awards, she was never too important to take a call or respond to an e-mail. I never felt rushed and I know she gave my case the attention it needed until its conclusion. I could not have asked for a better result with my case. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sarah Easter and her firm. They are professional and truly there to help their clients.
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Posted by Mary | February 6, 2014
Excellent Legal Representation From Sarah Easter
Sarah Easter represented me during in a legal situation that could be uncomfortable, and contentious. Due to her extreme professionalism, preparedness, and open communication my situation was resolved quickly, and in a very civil manner. I have already recommended Sarah Easter to a family member and would recommend her to any friend, or family member needing exemplary legal assistance.
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Posted by Chris | November 12, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Sarah Easter is one of the best Attorneys that I have worked with. She is methodical in her approach and does not waste time or money. A divorce is an emotional time, and some attorneys may use this as an oppurtunity to really run up the tab, but not Sarah. She is calm, professional and only does what is needed to be done, but is very thorough in doing what is needed. She was very straight forward with me, which I like, and very honest. Although as a client I may only want to hear the good stuff, the reality is that not all news is good, and I appreciate someone that is honest and straight with me. It is very rare that you can walk away from an experience such as a divorce and feel good that someone cared enough to always do what was in your best interest and that every penny was spent wisely. To me, there is no better example of that than Sarah. I'm sure there are other very good Attorneys out there, but I would not recommed anyone other than Sarah Easter.
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Posted by Jessica | September 3, 2013
Contested divorce with an uncooperative husband
Sarah and her paralegal Michele were great to work with through my entire divorce process. Michele was very patient and didn't seem to mind the numerous emails I sent to her with countless questions. Sarah put me at ease when I got frustrated with my ex and the time it was taking to finalize the divorce and reasured me that we were doing everything that needed to be done. They made sure that we were doing everything WE needed to do despite the lack of information we were receiving from my soon to be ex and his attorney. Working with her and Michele felt like I was working with friends rather than an attorney and it made the process easier to deal wih this way. Thank you for everything and hopefully I won't need to contact you again; however, I will keep your number handy just in case :)
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Posted by Dennis | July 23, 2013
A thorough, efficient attorney/ staff with a human touch
Put simply, going through a divorce (for whatever reasons) is gut-wrenching and can be drawn out to unimaginable, interminable time tables. I hired Ms. Easter to handle the dissolution of my marriage and without any reservation I recommend anyone looking to navigate their divorce proceedings to do the same. From my first visit to Ms. Easter's office for a free consultation through all of the twists and turns that a "simple" divorce entailed, I was provided with sound, sage advice and was always made to feel more than comfortable with fielding questions or concerns; contrary to my expectations I was made to feel "human" at every stage of the process. Without fail, any questions I had and whatever issues arose with my case were promptly addressed and I was never made to feel detached from a process that, at times, left me confused, angry and - yes - bitter. What started as a "gut" feeling in my consultation became a constant reassurance throughout my case as Ms. Easter and her entire support staff made me feel human and, collectively, they kept me both sane and in the loop. Whether by phone, e-mail, or in-person, I was always made to feel like an individual who was going through a very difficult process and was never treated as a "number" or a "case." Perhaps most comforting and reassuring was knowing that at every stage of the process Ms. Easter would provide me with all of the facts, all of the legal dimensions involved at each stage and all options that could be pursued from my end. Moreover, Ms. Easter has a support team that was consistently able to do the same and at no point was I made to feel as if my case was insignificant or that I was a nuisance because of my ignorance. In addition to having a divorce case humanized, it is extremely important to note the importance of a legal representative who values the law and the interests of their client above all else. I knew throughout the duration of my case that all decisions were motivated by determined, knowledgeable efforts to see my interests - on several levels, especially a parental one - preserved under the law. At no point does Ms. Easter waste her time, the time of her staff, or your time in frivolous matters that can arise as divorce proceeding become "testy" and at every stage there were carefully chosen, developed plans of action. Most important, perhaps, is that Ms. Easter explained every decision to me, and was able to effectively find a way to make me see both the small and large scale pictures in terms of timeline, decisions, etc. If you are looking for an attorney who will truly listen and understand both you and your case, do not hesitate in contacting Sarah C. Easter. I can say, without doubt or reservation, that I would have more than likely have made different (and in some instances, very self-defeating) decisions in the absence of her knowledge and guidance. Moreover, Ms. Easter and her entire support team helped to preserve my sanity and helped me avoid feeling alone throughout a process that can be as emotionally jarring and alienating as it is liberating.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2013
Wonderful lawyer
I used Sarah for my contested divorce. She was very patient with me but aggressive about moving my case along.
Posted by Leigh | May 30, 2013
Great Job on my Divorce
Sarah handled my divorce. She is thorough and her staff is knowledgeable. My emails and phone calls were always responded to. I would recommend her to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The McKellar Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McKellar Roskind, LLP
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • Tulane Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce In Re: P v. P
  • Client awarded primary custody and allowed to relocate outside the state with the minor child.
  • In Re: JG
  • Client awarded full custody, other parent given supervised visitation only

Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Mentoring Program
  • Program Mentor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney for Divorce & Family Law
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney 2014 for Divorce and Family Law
  • Cityview Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney for Divorce and Family Law
  • Knoxville CityView Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award (Divorce)
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney for Divorce and Family Law
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Marketing 101: Curing Visiobibliophobia and Making Networking Work For You
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association June Seminar
  • Ethical Pitfalls of Lawyer Marketing
  • 2014
  • Knoxville Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Practice Tips & Ethical Pitfalls of Lawyer Marketing
  • 2013
  • Ideal Sisterhood, LLC June Meeting
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education Practice Series
  • Getting and Keeping Clients
  • 2012
  • UT Law School Guest Lecture
  • Client Communication and Initial Meetings
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (20)
Endorse Sarah
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah is an excellent attorney who works diligently to achieve the best result possible for her clients. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs representation in a family law matter."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have used Sarah for several mediations. She is efficient and creative with ideas and solutions to get parties to agree when neither one really wants to. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is one of the most knowledgeable and aggressive lawyers I know. As a mediator she is absolutely to notch having successfully mediated many cases that I would have thought impossible. She has never steered me wrong in advice and is a tenacious advocate for her client that demands your full attention on a case. I would certainly call her for not only help but for myself if I was in need of an attorney."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I took Sarah's mediation class and it was absolutely fantastic. It exceeded my expectations in every way and Sarah's teaching was relatable and practical. I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is attentive to my clients and efficient in identifying the issues that will settle a case. She has successfully mediated both complex property division and alimony cases for me, as well as contested custody cases that appeared destined for trial. We are lucky to have her in Knoxville."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a fantastic mediator who can focus on the issues immediately, connect with the parties, and reach an amicable resolution quickly. She makes the mediation process comfortable for clients and is available and flexable to attorneys."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She was always well organized and prepared to discuss the case with me in an attempt to resolve the matter for our clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Easter is a fine attorney who is both knowledgeable and determined. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Easter. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. I often consult with her on legal issues and know that she will give me sound advice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sarah because she is a master of getting the end result. She works hard behind the scenes to get her clients their desired outcome with out having to face the coin flip of the judge. Well versed and well respected, she is an asset to our divorce bar."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Easter is a very knowledgeable and skilled divorce attorney who works very hard for her clients. I highly recommend her and endorse her as a peer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah is an excellent advocate. She is professional, informed and prepared at all times. In my experience Sarah delivers a superior level of service to her clients. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Sarah as a family law attorney. I have had the pleasure of working against Sarah on a few matters and believe that she is an excellent attorney who advocates strongly for her clients. In addition, Sarah has a clear understanding of the give and take that is sometimes necessary to appropriately settle family law cases."
Child custody Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a no-nonsense lawyer who has great attention to detail and true compassion for her clients. She is refreshingly direct and honest, responds quickly, and delivers credible information that gets cases settled fairly and with no money or time wasted. A joy to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have not only been on the opposite side of a case from Ms. Eatser, I’ve observed her work both as a fellow attorney and when I worked for a judge. She is intelligent, professional, dedicated, resourceful, and gets the job done. She is great to work with and against. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sarah Easter is a perfect fit for clients in need of divorce, custody, and juvenile representation- she is highly approachable, experienced, and knowledgeable about the practice of family law. Sarah works very diligently and is passionate about representing her clients' best interests and objectives. She is not only a strong advocate in court, but also a skilled and detail-oriented legal writer who will ensure that all pleadings, briefs, motions, and other court documents are well-prepared. In addition to her strong abilities as a lawyer, Sarah is a reassuring presence to clients who are experiencing personal hardships. I highly endorse Sarah Easter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Sarah for almost six years. She is highly competent and well respected in her field. I would not hesitate to recommend her to those in need of family law and mediation services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Ms. Easter to be honest, professional, and a true advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah practiced in our case with utmost professionalism. She led the efforts with each party and the attorneys to arrive at an agreement that not only spoke to each party's needs but also her clients' best interests. Sarah is reliable, competent, and well-liked by her colleagues and the courts. She has a wealth of knowledge about family law, and I look forward to working with her on future cases."
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