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Sara Lynn Marler

Family Attorney at Farmington, MO

4.4   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Sara

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After completing her undergraduate degree at Maryville University - St. Louis, law school took Sara Marler to Boston. She attended New England University Law School, where she graduated cum laude and Top 10% of her class. It was Sara's sense of hometown and community that brought her back to Southeast Missouri. 

A respected attorney once told her "Caring makes this job hard, but caring is what makes you good at what you do," and she's kept those impactful words with her over the last 15 years of her career. Sara is a compassionate advocate, having been the voice of children, victims of abuse, and people that are simply trying to hold on to what's most dear to them. Within that compassion is a skilled, very capable attorney who will be exactly what's needed in the courtroom. 

Sara is the Managing Partner of Marler Law Partners. While she has the ability and does work on many of the varying cases through the firm, she lends a majority of her expertise to Family Law cases.

 

 

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Location

Marler Law Partners-Farmington
406 E. Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO, 63640
Marler Law Partners-St. Louis
10805 Sunset Office Drive
Suite 210
Saint Louis, MO, 63127
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She cares about her clients
I hired Sara for my divorce. During the free consultation, she actually asked me questions that showed me that she cared about me. She is super busy but I could always reach her paralegal and was kept informed and I got the result that I wanted.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate but Fierce
I have hired Sara twice now, and she's the just simply the best. If want someone who will truly care and fight for you and your children, Sara is the one. Hands down. Thank you so much, Sara, for all you have done for my family.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Sara represented me in a custody battle. My ex threatened to raise support every time she got mad at me, gave me the kids when it suited her and changed plans without giving me a choice. Sara Marler got me extra time with my kids, got my support lowered due to the additional time I had the kids and got better conditions for the exchange. You get what you pay for - it was my kids. I wanted the best. I didn't want a bargain lawyer. I got the best.
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Posted by Kellsie | April 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The only lawyer I will ever use
Sara Marler is hands down the best lawyer I've ever had represent me. Now she's the only lawyer I trust & will use. She's represented me in criminal cases & family law cases. She's compassionate, knowledgable, & bottom line she gets it done. She will fight for your rights & she will fight to ensure a fair judgement. I've known & used her for 8 years now I can honestly say she's phenomenal & anytime someone I know needs a lawyer she's the only lawyer I'll recommend. This is true in any state, you get what you pay for. So although prices are a little high it's well worth it. I'm thankful I have her number in my contacts.
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Posted by Rachel | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Call
Calling Sara was the best decision I ever made. When I was looking for a divorce lawyer, I was clueless. I was given Sara's name. When I called her, I was able to schedule an appointment with her that same day. She proved knowledgable and experienced and made sure I got what I deserved.
Posted by Jennifer | April 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sharp
Ms. Marler represented me on my case. She helped me a lot and I am happy I hired her.
Posted by Ashley | June 18, 2013
An amzazing lawyer
Sara was absolutely amazing when it came to the paternity/custody case. From the very beginning, she was open, honest, & ready to defend my rights to make sure my case was handled in the beat interest of my daughter & myself. She always kept me informed & was prompt & consistent with everything. I have recommended her to a couple people that need a wonderful attorney for their cases.
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Posted by Krista | December 30, 2012
Sara Marler Review
Ms. Marler was not only an extremely skilled attorney, she kept me focused on my child through a difficult custody situation. She always gave me knowledgeable and compassionate counsel and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Jaime | December 9, 2012
Attorney Sara Marler
Sara Marler is extremely knowledgable in family and divorce law. I highly recommend her and will use her services again in the future.
Posted by Patricia | May 17, 2012
THE BEST!
Sara Marler of the Arnold Office of the Stange Law Firm has been working with my divorce to end my 30-year marriage. She consistently maintains a very high level of communication with her paralegal and of course with me as her client. Sara never hesitates to answer client questions, present legal options, quell my concerns, and generally direct my case to protect my financial present and financial future. She works very closely with her paralegal and law clerks as they prepare motions and other legal documentation to lower your legal bills, while still being actively involved as the case unfolds. Sara and her paralegal each keep tabs on the tickler system involved with my case, so they know at a glance when to file documentation and what the due dates are for Opposing Counsel’s expected responses, thus keeping the case from stagnating. The Stange online client website is fabulous for keeping the client instantaneously informed as motions and documents are submitted to the Opposing Counsel and/or the Court. Sara has consistently been on top of my case, making sure that all the necessary documentation is in her possession before the Court and/or the Opposing Counsel requires it. She spends very much time familiarizing herself with the specifics of a case to understand the best legal strategies that are in the short- and long-term benefits of her clients. Sara knows the staff at the St. Louis County Courthouse very well, so she understands how to function among the various work habits and personalities within the Court system. Most importantly, Sara knows how to construct her case to the Judge’s, and ultimately her client’s, favor. As my case draws to a close, I have never felt like Sara struggled to give me and my case adequate time and attention even though she simultaneously juggles multiple clients and their individual situations. Sara does not only “do her job” as your attorney, she maintains a compassionate understanding that she has your life in her hands.
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Posted by Laura | October 8, 2010
If you are looking for an attorney who knows the law and is also compassionate, look no further than Sara Lynn Marler
I strongly recommend Sara Lynn Marler as an extremely professional and highly-skilled, results-oriented attorney. My divorce case was very complicated and involved a bitter custody dispute. With the help of Sara's knowledge and expertise in the area of family law, my divorce is now final and I'm completely satisfied with the outcome. Given the extremely emotional nature of this sort of experience, I found Ms. Marler to be both unwaveringly ethical and professional, while at the same time, sensitive and compassionate to my feelings. She has helped many, many others before me so with ample prior experience, she clearly understands the way a person in my position feels going through such a difficult process. She was patient, yet firm, in making suggestions and giving advice that would benefit my case. Ms. Marler proved to be a very court-savvy attorney who knew how to "play the game" in her interactions with opposing counsel and she remained intensely focused on helping me to obtain the very best outcome in my divorce. Make no mistake ... NO divorce is ever going to be easy, but Ms. Marler did her very best to keep me focused and on track in achieving my ultimate goals. In addition, her communication with me was top notch and she kept me informed of every step of the process from start to finish. Ms. Marler is very, very organized and on top of her game! If you are looking for a seriously tough attorney who is also caring and sensitive, please contact Ms. Marler to be your legal representative. You will NOT be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No results in my case but they were on top of taking my money
I hired this lawyer for 1 simple task, I do admit that it would take a couple of months to do so but after a year and absolutely nothing got done. I did reach out directly to the lawyer to cancel my case and after speaking to her for 4 minutes on the phone I was charged 100 dollars. I did get that charge reversed and that is the only positive thing that came from their office.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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High price with no results.
If you want a lawyer that will charge the highest and never get back to you and give you only excuses as to why nothing is getting done then use this lawyer. After 8 months they got nothing done in my case and after repeated phone calls to them and not getting 1 phone call back I was done.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Marler Law Partners
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Marler Schrum Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Duffe Marler LLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Regional Team Leader
  • Stange Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Senior Associate
  • Stange Law Firm, PC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Sara L. Marler, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Breeze, Roberts, Ponder-Bates and Zimmer
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Missouri State Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2003
  • Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Steinberg v. Steinberg
  • Reverse and remand to trial court.

Associations

  • Women Laywers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • New England Scholar
  • New England School of Law
  • 2003
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • New England School of Law
  • 2003
  • Who's Who Among Law Students
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • 2002
  • John E. Simon Excellence in Marketing Award
  • Maryville University
  • 1999
  • Who's Who Among College Students
  • Who's Who
  • 1999
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Publications

  • New England Law Review
  • The International Convention on Cybercrime, Should the United States Ratify?
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Mental Health and Solutions
  • Guardianships
  • 2015
  • Annual Law Update
  • Family Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (29)
Endorse Sara
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sara is a great advocate for her clients, and a professional attorney to work with."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara does a great job communicating with her clients and providing personal and meaningful service. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is an excellent attorney and works zealously for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara Marler is a very knowledgeable and hard working family law attorney. She is smart and thinks quickly on her feet. Sara's vast experience coupled with her caring and sympathetic personality make her a truly wonderful family law attorney. She is detail oriented, persistent, and a true professional - qualities which have earned her respect from clients, judges, and other attorneys in the community."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Farmington Family Lawyer Sara Lynn Marler
Sara Lynn Marler
Family Attorney
Farmington, MO
Licensed for 20 years