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Sara Anne Anderson

Family Attorney at Roseville, CA

4.4   7 reviews

also known as sherlock // anderson, pc, Sara A. Anderson

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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    As a result of marriage or relationship, paternity moving forward, adjusting to the changing needs of your family units, children and circumstances.

    11 years

  2. Family
    Family law covers everything that can't otherwise be specified, such as: child support, post-judgment spousal support, domestic violence, paternity actions, pre-nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, guardianship and grandparent's rights.

    11 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Understanding duties owed to each spouse or domestic partner during the course of the relationship to the end, typically with litigation to enforce these duties and the equitable split.

    11 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    Working through legal separation and divorce (dissolution) by mediating parties, sit down efforts and attempting to settle in a means and way that makes sense for your family is within your control.


Sara A. Anderson is the CEO and a shareholder of Sherlock // Anderson,pc. In addition, she is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California as a family law specialist. Sara has also received professional training as am attorney mediator.  The approach to litigation and to mediation are vastly different, but Sara strives to aid her clients in accomplishing an outcome that fits their families.  Many times this can be accomplished outside the courtroom, where parties have more control over what is the right fit for their family than what other prescribe as the right fit.  However, there are those cases were resolution and answers can only be found by way of litigation and intervention.  In either scenerio, it is important to have an attorney you can trust, rely on and in some cases be your backbone.  Sara provides this for her clients, and her reputation in the Placer and Sacramento legal communities support this. 

Sara specializes in family law in the Greater Sacramento area emphasizing Placer, Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento,Counties. Her practice is focused on family law litigation, including marital and domestic partnership dissolution, parental and third-party custody, support, property division, business valuation, UCCJEA, guardianships, premarital agreements and domestic violence protection. Sara is also licensed in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of California.

Prior to developing Sherlock // Anderson, pc with Partner, Jason Robert Sherlock, Sara worked her way through every stage of a law firm.  As a result, Sara is not an attorney that has to rely on others to accomplish the tasks necessary for a successful conclusion. Where Sara brings the balance of power by focusing on mediation and successfully negotiatiing the most difficult cases, her partner Mr. Sherlock takes the more particular and stubbornly unresolvable matters before the court and artfully presents his client's matters in a way that is aimed at achieving the best possible result. Jason and Sara often work collectively on their respective cases to ensure that each client gains the maximum exposure in options, and ideas, in their representation and as a result are affored the balance between mediation and litigation.


Sherlock // Anderson
2250 Douglas Blvd., Suite 150
Roseville, CA, 95661


4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Paul | January 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respectful, Expeditious, Insightful service
Sara and the rest of the team at Sherlock // Anderson were provided me with expert legal advice that was timely, effective, and accurate. Throughout the course of my divorce, Sara patiently provided thorough explanations of terminology and procedures, as well as helped to set proper expectations. We established goals for the outcome and we achieved those goals. I have a disabled son and she addressed his long-term well being with sensitivity and ensured that his care and happiness were at the core of our efforts. She also ensured that my sons were safeguarded from a parent with a substance abuse problem. I would have been lost without her counsel. The team at Sherlock // Anderson is incredibly responsive and respectful. They work in concert to provide an efficient, effective client experience. I never felt like there were unnecessary charges or expenses. I received the referral from a friend who is an attorney and I have thanked him repeatedly for directing me towards Sherlock // Anderson.
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Posted by PGilchrist | October 9, 2019
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Sara and her team were wonderful to work with. Sara did a great job representing my case. I was so grateful to have met someone who was honest, kind, empathetic and patient. Going through a divorce is extremely difficult, painful and emotional. With her expertise and guidance, I trusted her judgment and was so grateful in the end. Most importantly, I really appreciated the collaborative effort and attorney-client relationship we had, which is so hard to find.
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Posted by RobertCoats | April 18, 2017
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Saved my soul
I wasn't sure what to say at first so I had to think about it for a few months. I guess I will just get to the point. Before I went to Mrs. Anderson, I had only seen my kids 6 months out of 7 years. The divorce custody papers were not being adhered too and I did not have the money to fight for my kids. She was moving wherever she wanted. Did what ever she wanted and brought whoever she wanted around my kids. My kids did not like nor want to be with their mom and were scared of the people she brought around them and her new husband. She would not listen. I was not able to be a father. The kids were not with who was best for them. Thanks to me hiring Mrs. Anderson, she brought me from rarely seeing my kids, to having full custody. I don't know what I would have done without her. I don't think I would have been whole. I couldn't be happier with what she did for me and my family. My kids tell me to tell her thank you all the time. They say they are with the parent who loves them and they want to be with and it's thanks to Mrs. Anderson.
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Posted by Tania | December 6, 2016
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Worth the Search
My experience with Sara began in May of 2014 with a free consultation where I was given professional information and told to "weigh out my options". After that meeting, I was convinced that Sara would be the one and only lawyer that would be just for me and my daughter's delicate situation. Two years passed and it was inevitable that I would be heading to court (so I thought) and so I began to look up Sara and even though it took a little searching...she was worth the search! Sara remembered my situation and immediately began to draw up a plan of action. Sara was able to locate the other party when I was unable to, speak with him and allow for their to be a "happy medium" for the both of us that would be in the best interest of our daughter, and prevent us from going to court. Sara handled my case in a timely manner, saved us time and money, and was an absolute delight to speak with professionally and personally. I would like to give Sara Anderson a special thank you...Thank you Sara, from the bottom of my heart and I wish you and yours the merriest Christmas ever.
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Posted by Tatyana | November 15, 2016
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Wonderful experience
Sara was very helpful and knowledgeable in her line of expertise. She made the whole process very smooth and peaceful for me and my family. Everything was handled in a timely manner with excellent communication. Very pleased and thankful.
Posted by Sarah | May 1, 2021
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Above and beyond
I’m really late at writing this, but my husband and I hired Sara Anderson to help with termination of parental rights, stepparent adoption and a restraining order. We actually didn’t even meet with any other lawyers, the second we walked out after our consultation we both agreed she was the one we wanted on our side. From day one she and her team were always quick to respond, open and honest and worked incredibly hard to get everything we wanted. Honestly, it felt like family was fighting for us rather than just a law practice. We are incredibly thankful for her and her team. They took one of the most stressful and scary moments in our life and handled it perfectly. Her and her teams knowledge and determination are the reasons we got exactly what we wanted in the end. We recommend them anytime someone needs a family law lawyer. Truly, they are the best. It’s been 2 years and we still talk about how much we appreciate Sara and everything she did for us. Because of her and everyone in the office, our family is whole and there is nothing more that we could have asked for. If you’re looking for someone who will go above and beyond and fight for you until the very end, Sara Anderson is without a doubt the person you want. A million times thank you to her and everyone in her office.
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Posted by David | June 24, 2022
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Trusting advice only went to more time and fees
My experience with Sara was amazing in the beginning. So I thought. She developed a level of trust. Coming from a trusting person. That means a lot. I trusted her. I trusted she had my best interest at heart. I’m a person that wants results though. Playing the long game in the family court system only benefits the attorneys. Fees fees and more fees. And she suckered me into it. 2 years later and, 10’s of thousands of dollars spent. I’m baby steps from where I was. I’m the beginning. Thanks to Trust and being venerable to a person and system your unfamiliar with.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner, CEO
  • sherlock // anderson, pc
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sherlock | Clark | Anderson
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Family Law Associate
  • Sherlock Clark
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Family Law Associate
  • Borton Petrini & Conron
  • 2014 - 2014
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  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Associate
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2021
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2020
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2019
  • Witkin award in Family Law
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Endorse Sara
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is a strong advocate for her clients. She is passionate about what she does and it shows. I endorse Sara."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to Family Law matters, Sara is who I turn to whenever I have a question. She is extremely knowledgeable about Divorce, Separation, and Child Custody matters. She works tirelessly for her clients and has great results to show for it. Sara is compassionate, dedicated, and I without hesitation endorse her to any client looking for a Family Law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sara Anderson. She is a highly skilled attorney with excellent oral advocacy skills. She is well respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sara is one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only is she a great attorney, she is a genuinely good person. I endorse this lawyer."
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Roseville Family Lawyer Sara Anne Anderson
Sara Anne Anderson
Family Attorney
Roseville, CA
Licensed for 10 years
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