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Sarah Lamborne

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

4.8   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Divorce and legal separation

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Initial child custody determinations and modifications of existing orders

  3. Alimony
    10%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Domestic violence
    10%

  6. Family
    10%

Sarah Lamborne works diligently to acheive the best restults for her clients. She has focused her career exclusively on divorce, child custody, child support, property division, spousal support, guardianship, post-decree modifications, and other family law matters. 

Ms. Lamborne has extensive experience in high-conflict custody cases, divorces, and post-decree modifications. She offers full representation and also limited representation, or unbundled services.

Ms. Lamborne received her Bachelor of Science in Biological and Cognitive Psychology with University Honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon graduation, Ms. Lamborne worked as an au pair in a small village in northern France, and then joined the Peace Corps in Chad, Central Africa. Her experiences abroad have fostered a life-long love of travel.

Ms. Lamborne worked as a legal assistant prior to law school at law firms in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Boston, Massachusetts. She assisted attorneys on criminal, domestic relations, insurance defense, and medical malpractice cases. As a legal assistant Ms. Lamborne developed a passion for the law.

Ms. Lamborne attended law school at the University of Colorado School of Law. In law school, Ms. Lamborne received the Juvenile and Family Law Certificate with Honors for focusing her coursework on juvenile and family law issues and for completing additional credits above the requirements for graduation. She participated in the Juvenile Law Clinic, where she represented children as a Guardian ad litem in Dependency and Neglect cases. In addition to her focus on family law, Ms. Lamborne received the Public Service Pledge Program Award for completing over 50 hours of law-related public service, and studied abroad with Seton Hall University in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Ms. Lamborne is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Larimer County Bar Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is a former Board Member for the Matthews House, which provides services to families and youth in transition.   

      

Location

Fort Collins Family Law
417 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80521

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Gina | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work smarter, not harsee
Sarah got me through a 2 1/2-year battle with my ex-husband. There was an attempt, on his part, to bully the entire time. Sarah handled everything with patience and professionalism, and the day of trial, she absolutely nailed it. She’s extremely knowledgeable of the law, and uses a very aggressive approach only when absolutely necessary. That approach became necessary in my case, and we prevailed despite the misrepresentations and accusations from the other side. Sarah is an extremely capable attorney.
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Posted by Amber | February 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Responsive Attorney
Sarah was a fantastic family law attorney. My favorite thing about working with her was how responsive she was to emails and answering questions. I work in the legal industry, so I understand a challenge for attorneys can be to respond to their clients in a timely manner - Sarah did not struggle with that whatsoever. She emailed me same day or next day, and if she was out of the office for any reason, her auto-reply was on so her clients could know and understand why she wasn't responding to them as quickly as usual. Communicating with clients in a timely manner is paramount, especially in family law where emotions and stress are running high! Sarah was very dedicated to my challenging case and worked tirelessly throughout to ensure I won at the final hearing!! Her paralegal, Elaine, also did a marvelous job sending me pleadings and orders filed very quickly. I never had to wonder if anything was happening in my case because Elaine was on top of communicating with me ASAP about anything being filed. I hope I never need to work with Sarah and Elaine again (because doing so means going through a very difficult time indeed) but if that difficulty ever comes up again, I will be reaching out to them for assistance!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2023
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Highly recommended
Sarah was very responsive and helped us through the process of our step-parent adoption. Very professional and at a good price.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I would hire Sarah again with no hesitation
Sarah is compassionate, honest, and effective. Three qualities that are extremely valuable to help you navigate difficult times. I am very happy with my experience with Sarah. Her paralegal Elaine is also very helpful. Overall a great practice. I highly recommend.
Posted by Matthew | April 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Knowledgeable, and Highly Recommended
Ms. Lamborne was incredibly supportive and her expertise resulted in the best possible outcome for my child and family.
Posted by Herschal | February 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, Efficient & Effective!
Sarah Lamborne worked to help modify my child support b/c one of my daughters is turning 19. She was professional, knowledgeable & friendly. Sarah posesses the 3 (As): Able, Available & Affable. She made a difficult situation easy & was cost effective. It was a pleasure working with her!
Posted by Amanda | August 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Highly Recommended
I hired Sarah Lamborne to handle my divorce. She was professional, extremely detail oriented, and easy to work with. She was always readily available or returned my messages promptly and gave exceptional advice. She is very knowledgeable in family law and gave me creative alternate suggestions during some difficult dilemmas in my case. I have personally recommended her to several other women who are going through similar divorce/child custody proceedings, and I would not hesitate to hire her again if I needed legal assistance.
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Posted by Jeremy | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney by far.
Sara Lamborne help me get my daughters visits with her grandma changed and also to get her to back off. The results we perfect. She also takes the time to explain what is going to happen ( in words you can understand) also returns call very fast. Thank you so much Sara.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
star only review
Explains very thoroughly and makes sure you understand. She is very nice, honest and helpful! I left my consultation happy and informed.
Posted by Derek | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Sarah helped me in a very messy child custody case. It took a lot of time, much patience, and knowledge of the law and court system. I ended up with the outcome I wanted and likely would not have been able to without her expert assistance. I highly recommend Sarah.
Posted by Kendra | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Sarah was an excellent lawyer. She had my best interest in mind and made the divorce process easy as it can be. Her and the office staff are well organized and complete the necessary paperwork in a timely manner. I would absolute recommend Sarah to anyone that needs a lawyer.
Posted by David | August 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Sarah handled my case in the most professional way possible. All sides of her performances were amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone with a custody battle case.
Posted by Channa | October 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
She's the one you want!
I appointed Sarah for of the hardest, nastiest and ugliest custody battles a mother could go through. She was passionate with my case, and went for everything I asked for and we won! She will never give up. She is the most professional lawyer. Her communication is impeccable! Thanks again, Sarah!
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2015
Fabulous Lawyer
I greatly appreciated Sarah's expertise, knowledge, professionalism, care and concern. She made the process as easy and painless as it could have been. It’s always a pleasure to work with someone who’s top-notch and passionate about their work as Sarah is. I will certainly refer anyone I know who’s going through a divorce to her. I would not hesitate to contact her in the future should I been in need of legal services.
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Posted by Michael | January 5, 2015
Very Professional, Knowledgable And Sensitive To Our Needs - Highly Recommended
We were very pleased with Sarah's representation on our very difficult and confusing case. She demonstrated tremendous professional skill in navigating through a flood of atypical filings and arguments from other people involved in the case, whose filings seemed to be designed to drag the case out unnecessarily. Sarah was able to develop effective strategies and modify the strategies as necessary to combat the chaotic filings and bring about our desired outcome. Sarah not only exhibited great skill in bringing about a good resolution to the case, she also clearly explained all of the filings, brought a great deal of clarity about legal issues and helped us keep our heads as we endured a string of irrelevant personal attacks from those in opposition to our stand in the case. We felt like Sarah was a good friend who was always able to make us feel better at each step in the case. We wholeheartedly recommend Sarah and would retain her services again without hesitation if a need for legal representation arose.
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Posted by Seula | December 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Would not recommend.
After hiring Sarah, I meet with her a number of times. Unfortunately, each meeting left me feeling more on my own. She was always busy responding to emails or typing on her computer and it didn’t feel like I was very important to her. During mediation she barely spoke up for me, even when I directly asked for her advice. She basically said it was up to me. But I needed guidance, I needed to know other options, or what we could fight or not. She did not provide me with any of that.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Fort Collins Family Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lamborne & Clark, LLC
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Shufflebarger, Lamborne & Clark, LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lathrop Law Office, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Student Attorney
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Intern
  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Secretary
  • Melick, Porter & Shea, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office of Chris Easthope, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
  • Parental responsibilities awarded
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Dissolution and equitable division
  • Post-Decree Modification
  • Modification

Associations

  • BASE Camp
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Larimer County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Larimer County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Matthews House
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Association of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Overall Regional Performance
  • Cordell & Cordell, P.C.
  • 2012
  • Juvenile and Family Law Certificate - With Honors
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • 2010
  • Public Service Pledge Program Award
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
Endorse Sarah
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah is extremely client focused. She advocates well for her clients. She also provides seasoned advice to clients as they face litigation."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently worked with Sarah on a difficult case that had lingered for over a year. Sarah was professional and excellent to work with and ultimately we were able to settle the case to the advantage of both sides."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Sarah Lamborne. I recently had a case with Sarah involving troubling allegations. Sarah strongly advocated for her client's position while providing reasonable solutions in an attempt to resolve the case without unnecessary litigation. She remained a zealous representative of her client, while never taking action which would unnecessarily increase the client's fees or costs."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is incredibly hardworking and diligent in her representation. She works hard to negotiate with the opposing party to reach an agreement that is in the best interest of her client while also reducing unnecessary litigation expenses. She is kind and compassionate while working with people who may be going through a very difficult time."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sarah is one of the smartest, most hardworking attorneys I know."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah on a very contentious legal matter. Although we had competing ideas on how to best resolve the issues, Sarah was always very receptive and professional on finding a resolution. She is very knowledgeable in the law and a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah easily manages complex matters and has excellent litigation skills. Her attention to detail and work ethic provide clients with results."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Sarah on a very difficult case. Throughout her representation of her client, Sarah was a strong advocate with a thorough knowledge of the law. I have a great deal of respect for her."
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Fort Collins Divorce and separation Lawyer Sarah Lamborne
Sarah Lamborne
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fort Collins, CO
Licensed for 13 years