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Sara graduated from Dallas Baptist University & the University of Houston Law Center.  She has represented East Texans for 20 years.  How can we help you?


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    20 years
  2. Family: 30%
    20 years
  3. Juvenile: 30%
    20 years
  4. General Practice: 5%
    20 years
  5. Estate Planning: 5%
    20 years

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Contact info

Po Box 1062
Tyler, TX, 75710-1062


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney ServiceLone Star Legal Aid/Smith County Bar Foundation2014
Recertified - Juvenile LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2011
Recertified - Juvenile LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2006
Board Certified - Juvenile LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawLaw Office of Sara Maynard1996 - Present
Contract ProsecutorCity of Tyler2003 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationJuvenile Law Advisory Commission2013 - Present
Good Shepherd SchoolDebate coach2001 - Present
Azleway Charter School BoardPresident2005 - 2009
Azleway Boys' RanchDirector2003 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1995
Dallas Baptist UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Infant Representation ProgramHow to Handle a CPS case in 25 easy steps2014
East Texas Family ConferenceWhat To Expect, And When To Expect It2014
East Texas Family ConferenceLegal Issues of Adoption and Foster Care2011
TrainingAttorney ad litems and the Texas Family Code2010
TrainingEducational issues involving juvenile sex offenders2009
Regional Advanced Advocacy Skills TrainingAdvocating for Permanency2009
Family Drug Court TrainingLegal & Ethical Dilemmas2009
21st Annual Training ConferenceTime line for a CPS case2009
TrainingGrandparents and the Texas Family Code2008
Training for Licensed Sex Offender Treatment ProfessionalsSexual Offenses in Mentally Retarded Juveniles2007
Continuing Legal EducationJuvenile Confessions2007
Crisis in Foster Care SummitIngredients for Solutions in Foster Care2006
19th Annual Juvenile Law ConferenceDispositional Power and Procedurs & Modification of Dispositions2006