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Sara A Swiren

Family Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   1 review

About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time

  2. Child support
    20%
    Establishment and Modification

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce and Legal Separation

  4. Family
    20%

  5. Alimony
    10%
    Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

  6. Domestic violence
    5%
    Order of Protections

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Including Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements

Sara Swiren is an owner of Swiren & Witzleb, PLLC, in Phoenix, Arizona. She represents clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and devotes her practice exclusively to family law matters.

After graduating summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2004, Mrs. Swiren earned her law degree from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2007. While in law school, she was Vice President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Students Association and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Steven D. Sheldon (ret.) of the Family Court Division of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. She has been admitted to practice in Arizona since 2008.  Prior to forming Swiren & Witzleb, PLLC, Mrs. Swiren had her pwn practice and worked as an assoatiate with several Phoenix area family law firms. 

Mrs. Swiren is often asked to share her experiences in family law with other professionals. From 2010 to 2012, she served on the faculty of the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section's Trial Advocacy Seminar, and in 2011, she co-presented an introductory seminar on family law to area legal assistants. To stay abreast of developments in her field, Ms. Swiren is active in several professional organizations. Since 2010, she has been a board member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and she has held several leadership positions within the organization, including Chair. Mrs. Swiren also volunteered at the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Family Lawyers Assistance Program, and Fresh Start.

Mrs. Swiren is dedicated to her clients and has a genuine concern for their best interests.  When she is not busy representing her clients, she is spending time with her family and rescue dogs.

 

Licensed for 14 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Sara

Swiren & Witzleb, PLLC
2375 E. Camelback Road, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85016

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Posted by Chris | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The RIGHT Choice
I consulted a few different attorneys as I prepared to battle over Child Support and Parenting time with my greedy ex. When I sat down with Sara she was up front and had the "gumpt" I was looking for. I had already experienced a "Yes Man" kind of attorney in my divorce as well as hearing the same from the other attorneys I consulted (interviewed) for this situation. Sara told me how things are according to the law even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I think she thought we started off on the wrong foot, but in my eyes it was her honesty and forthright that made my decision the in retaining her the RIGHT CHOICE! Throughout the ordeal Sara listened to me and respected my decisions even if they went against her advice. Sara knew that I had my kid's best interest in mind the entire time which made us have one thing in common right from the get go. Sara was professional, relentless, aggressive, factual, and fearless as she battled my ex's "Big Named" attorney who tried to strong arm us with threats of lies about me being arrears among other things. Sara stuck to the actual facts of the case and low and behold that "Big Named" attorney had to withdraw from the case so my ex had to get another attorney. Sara once again was very professional in dealing with the new opposing attorney who wanted to wrap things up as soon as possible with all of the evidence that came out during the process. She stayed on top of things and kept him accountable and even called him out when it seemed like they were sitting on action items they had. Overall, I was very happy with the service I received from Sara and her team... Jessica, Lisa, Kim,etc... Going through something that didn't even have to happen but for a greedy, lying ex who did not even listen to what the kids wanted was tough enough, but at least I found an attorney who had her morals together, her clients needs in the forefront and most importantly had the best interest of the kids in mind at all times. If anything ever comes up again Sara will for sure be getting my business and if anyone ever asks for a referral for a good Family law attorney I will not hesitate to refer Sara A. Swiren b/c she is the RIGHT Choice! Sincerely, Chris
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Attorney
  • Swiren & Witzleb, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Franks, Houser & McVey, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Owner / Solo Practitioner
  • Law Offices of Sara A. Swiren, PLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • The Harrian Law Firm, PLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate, Law Clerk, Legal Assistant, Legal Intern
  • Fromm, Smith & Gadow, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Judicial Extern
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Arizona State University - W.P . Carey School of Business
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Accomazzo v. Kemp, ex rel. Cnty. of Maricopa, 1 CA-SA 13-0203, 2014 WL 222783 (Ariz. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2014)
  • Special Action granted

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Family Law Lawyers (Selected by Peer Recognition)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated (Family Law)
  • Lead Counset
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Introduction to Law Family Law
  • Introduction to Family Law
  • 2011
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara is a wealth of knowledge in the area of Family Law. She is passionate attorney that provides top-notch representation to her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara is very knowledgeable regarding family law and is a strong advocate for her clients. Sara has extensive courtroom experience and I would highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is a brilliant woman and a stellar attorney. Her professionalism is unmatched. Sara is a zealous advocate on behalf of her clients and I would strongly recommend Sara to anyone going through the struggles of a divorce."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sara is a passionate, savvy, and intelligent lawyer. I respect her high standards and tireless work ethic. I heartily endorse her as a fellow family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Sara. Sara is a highly intelligent and dedicated attorney. She has her clients' best interests at heart and will represent them to the fullest capacity."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is brilliant and an extremely zealous advocate. Sara has excellent family law experience and is amazing in the Court room. I highly recommend Sara."
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Phoenix Family Lawyer Sara A Swiren
Sara A Swiren
Family Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 14 years