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Prior to joining Key Law Group, Sarah served as family court staff attorney for the Honorable Joan L. Byer of Jefferson County (Kentucky) Family Court Division One, where she advised the Court on legal issues and applicable law, and drafted orders and opinions on various types of cases, including divorce, custody & support; dependency, abuse, and neglect (DNA); status offender; domestic violence; and paternity. She regularly interacted with attorneys and pro se litigants and her experience gives her valuable insight from a judicial perspective.

Sarah also has a strong background in legal research and writing, having served as a judicial intern to Judge Laurance B. VanMeter with the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Jennifer B. Coffman with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, where she prepared bench memoranda and opinions for various federal court cases and state court appeals.

Sarah began helping those with legal needs while obtaining her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, serving as a certified legal intern with the law school's legal clinic. As a member of the Legal Clinic, Sarah counseled clients in a variety of cases, including family law and divorce. In fact, working in the Legal Clinic was actually Sarah's primary inspiration for focusing her practice on family law, as she discovered a passion for using her legal skills to help others through difficult times. She was a recipient of the Milton M. and Alene F. Livingston Scholarship, and was a top advocate on the Trial Advocacy Board. Sarah also obtained her B.A. in Political Science from UK with a minor in psychology, where she participated in the Honors Program and received the Presidential Scholarship. Sarah was a Kentucky Governors Scholar and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

As an active member of Key Law Group and its family law & domestic relations practice, she also serves as a Parent's Attorney on the dependency, abuse, and neglect (DNA) docket in Jefferson County Family Court Division Two and is regularly appointed as a Guardian ad Litem during custody disputes and in cases of adoption. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and outside of the practice of law, she enjoys yoga, painting, softball, and spending time with her three nieces. Sarah has also for many years worked with high school students as an ACT, SAT, and general tutor, having served as a senior tutor for the Louisville Tutoring Agency and worked with a wide range of students at The Tutoring Club in Lexington, Kentucky.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    5 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    5 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    5 years
  4. Adoption: 10%
    5 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    5 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jonathan Michael Schulte

    Sarah is a very sharp and knowledgeable attorney in many areas of law, but especially the family law arena. As an attorney who has opposed Sarah, i can tell you she is definitely on top of her game!


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  • Christine Miller

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Contact info

312 S. Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Louisville, KY, 40202


KYAuthorized to practice law201108/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Kentucky Rising Stars ListSuper Lawyers2015
2016 Kentucky Rising Stars ListSuper Lawyers2015
Kentucky Governor's ScholarKentucky Governor's Scholar2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Guardian ad Litem appointed by court in private casesJefferson County Family Court2015 - Present
Parent's Attorney (DNA docket)Jefferson County (Kentucky) Family Court Division Two2015 - Present
AttorneyKey Law Group2012 - Present
AttorneyKey Law Group (as of counsel to Jones Ward, PLC)2012 - 2013
Lead TutorLouisville Tutoring Agency2011 - 2013
Staff Attorney to JudgeJefferson County Family Court Division One2011 - 2012
Legal InternUniversity Of Kentucky College Of Law Legal Clinic2010 - 2011
ACT/Language Arts TutorThe Tutoring Club2009 - 2011
Judicial InternKentucky Court Of Appeals2009 - 2009
Judicial InternUnited States District Court, Eastern District Of Kentucky2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisville Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm SectionVice Chair2015 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationVolunteer with "Call-a-Lawyer"2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of KentuckyAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Louisville Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson CountyN/AN/A
Educational JusticeVolunteerN/A
Louisville Tutoring AgencyACT tutor2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kentucky Court of Appeals - No. 2011-CA-000162The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a protective order obtained on behalf of our client in Jefferson County
Kentucky Court of Appeals - No. 2014-CA-001384-METhe Kentucky Court of Appeals, in an unpublished opinion, upheld the trial court's order awarding our client child support in accordance with the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines. The appellant sought to have his child support obligation reduced.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ContributorThe ACT for Bad Test Takers2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Kentucky College of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Lone Oak High School (Paducah, Kentucky)N/ASalutatorian2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
C.A.R.E. (Credit Abuse Resistance Education)Credit Counseling for High School Students (LBA Bankruptcy Section)2013
Truancy CourtTruancy2012