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About me

As a family lawyer, I have been through all of the types of matters that come through my office in my personal life.  I have been divorced, widowed, remarried.  I have dealt with child support issues and possession schedules.  My personal experiences help me empathise with my clients as they go through their periods of life transitions and the legal issues which pertain to those changes. 

I have elderly parents who have needed estate planning and trusts.  My father died in 2012 at the age of 94, and we are hoping my mom keeps plugging for another decade or so--she is 96.  The estate plans and trusts I drafted for my own parents have made a huge difference in the way my father's estate will be handled and how business and health issues are addressed for my mom.

My husband is a retired petroleum geologist who teaches at Rice University as an adjunct professor and he also lectures on oil and gas issues around the country.  My son Kyle and his wife Anna live in Houston.  Kyle is completing law school at U of H and will be a lawyer next year.  My son Colin and his wife Jennifer live in Japan.  Colin is the Navigator on the USS Benfold, a Navy Destroyer posted to Japan.  

I loved my twelve years on the bench, but it has been a joy to return to law practice so that I can have the personal interactions with my clients from which I was isolated as a judge.  I get great satisfaction in helping my clients through difficult times in their lives, and in planning for their futures to avoid difficulties and pitfalls.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
    36 years, 20 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 10%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Mediation: 5%
    9 years, 500 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Susan L. Hutchinson

    I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable in the field of family law. She gives 100% to each and every case, and gives each client the individual attention they need. I would recommend Sarah without hesitation to any one seeking a reputable and reliable attorney to handle their case. Her leadership skills are top-notch, and she gives back to the Katy community in so many ways.


    Susan Hutchinson Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Fisher

    I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills.


    John Fisher Family Attorney
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Contact info

The Springer Law Firm PLLC

Springer Professional Building
21815 Oak Park Trails Drive
Katy, TX, 77450


MSAuthorized to practice law198208/15/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198008/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer Lawyer of the YearMississippi Bar1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Springer Law Firm PLLC2007 - Present
Chancery JudgeState of Mississippi1995 - 2006
Attorney at LawPrivate practice1982 - 1994
Staff AttorneyTexas Department of Community Affairs1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - Present
Katy Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Katy Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Austin County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Katy Bar AssociationFirst Vice President2012 - 2013
Katy Bar AssociationSecretary2007 - 2012
Conference of Chancery Judges of MississippiChairman1995 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R.E. vs. E.C.W.Supreme Court affirmed my decision.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Unifam ChurchletterAsk the Judge2006
Southern Reporter 2dMississippi Supreme Court Opinion1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1980
University of South Carolina Honors CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chancery Judges ConferenceGuardianships and Conservatorships2005
Annual Meeting & Summer SchoolFamily Law Update2005
Hot TipsFamily Law2004
Mid-Winter MeetingHague Convention2001