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Sara Angeletti

Mediation Attorney at Eugene, OR

4.8   25 reviews

also known as Sara Angeletti Law & Mediation

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 22 years
    Maryland - MD 32 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

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

About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    40%
    Not everyone needs to go to court to resolve their differences. For parties who can communicate, mediation is an empowering option. I offer mediation services for all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, and elder law.

    15 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Nothing is more important than our children. As an experienced litigator and mediator, I will help craft the best possible custody and parenting plan for your family. I will aggressively pursue sole custody when necessary.

    35 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Negotiation of a fair settlement is always preferable to a court battle. But if settlement is impossible, I will provide aggressive, first-rate representation with one goal in mind: achieving the results you deserve.

    35 years

A native of Connecticut, my family moved to South Carolina when I was still a child. I received my English degree from the University of South Carolina in 1982 and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1990. 

Following law school, I clerked for a year in the juvenile department of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, where it was not uncommon to conduct hearings for as many as 100 children daily, either as delinquents, children in need of assistance or children in need of supervision. My final year of clerkship was in adult criminal court.    

In 1994, I joined the Office of the City Solicitor for Baltimore City and was assigned to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) where I worked directly with the director and HABC's chief of police. At the time, HABC was the fifth largest housing authority in the nation and was tackling urban revitalization amid rampant gang violence and drug wars. As counsel, I represented HABC in housing court, and in citizen review boards and administrative hearings on landlord/tenant issues, while providing advice and counsel on such diverse matters as lead paint abatement, community policing, contract review and labor contracts. 

I transferred from HABC to the Baltimore City Police Department in 1997. Representing a department with over 3,000 sworn officers in a city with one of the highest murder rates in the country presented numerous challenges while offering invaluable experience. I defended complex civil rights cases in state and federal court, prosecuted narcotics and gambling asset forfeiture cases, prosecuted officers in administrative disciplinary proceedings, and provided advice and counsel to senior command. 

After moving to Southern Oregon in 2000, I served as Lithia Auto Group’s first in-house counsel, providing advice in employment and consumer law to senior management and to more than 20 store managers across the West.  I also represented Lithia in Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries claims and at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disputes in multiple states, while conducting company-wide internal investigations of employee misconduct.

In pursuit of a meaningful career, I received my training in family law at the Center for Non-Profit Legal Services in Medford. As a sole practitioner for over a decade, I have built a solid reputation as a family law litigator throughout Southern and Central Oregon, providing advice, representation and advocacy to diverse clients and their families.


Location

Angeletti Law & Mediation
450 Country Club Road
Suite 153
Eugene, OR, 97401

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Sara handled my case amazing. I do not trust easily, but I learned quickly she has the best interest not for me, but the best interest for my children and that's something that is important. I would highly recommend Sara for anyone wanting a no game playing lawyer. She is honest and tells you things straight.... And she wins.
Posted by Alison | September 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent, straight-forward attorney
When I realized I needed a divorce attorney, I read many reviews and decided on Sara because her clients’ descriptions and her own words on her website suggested a person who would use her knowledge and experience to give me a realistic and honest understanding of the situation. Also, she had taken cases that were not easy wins and had a well-rounded liberal arts education likely providing the capacity to see multiple angles and consider non-standard circumstances. In addition, she seemed highly intelligent, articulate and valued high standards for her own character and her work. All of this proved to be true. The office of Sara and her husband John, a mediator, is totally run by the two of them; they have no secretary to answer their own phones and copy papers. This helps cut down on expenses and gives you a sense of connection with them as people and a legal team. When I first met Sara, I did not have the money for a retainer or anything more than the amount required for a first meeting. However, by the end of listening to her initial advice, I had a good idea about what I could fight for and what would probably be a losing battle. Sara does not play games nor does she coddle you and this is exactly what I wanted: someone to tell me the absolute, unvarnished truth. We kept in touch during the first months of my separation and when I was able to get the retainer, she was careful in her use of these funds. At the end of each month, she sends a statement explaining how the money was used. It was very straight-forward. Since divorce is an emotional roller-coaster, it is sometimes tempting to seek encouragement and solace from your attorney, but you have to remember that every conversation you have takes her time and your money. With that said, she was extremely fair and amicable through it all even when I was rattled. There is no doubt that Sara is your advocate during the process. She will fight hard for you, but she works from a foundation of decency that is based on the understanding that this is not a battle to squelch and ruin the other person. She embodies the belief that the goal is to seek a final judgment that is fair, honest and honorable. I wouldn’t have had it any other way and would recommend her to anyone seeking a divorce.
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Posted by Lori | November 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
She answers her own phone...awesome!
I just completed using Sara as my divorce attorney. She did an amazing job supporting me in a calm, kind, realistic, and positive way. She answers her own phone or calls you back (no secretary or para-legal). When you email her she usually emails you back within 15 minutes or less when she is in her office. This is all so helpful when dealing with the most stressful and critical issues in your life. Her fees were fair and clear. I highly recommend Sara Angeletti for your legal needs!
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Posted by luke | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
My situation wasn't very complicated, but Sara did an amazing job handling every aspect of my case. I never thought I would need a to hire an attorney to deal with parenting time, but I'm glad I did, and I'm glad it was Her! To anyone on the fence about hiring a lawyer, just know that it’s worth every penny when it’s a good one. There is a lot that is involved with family law, and having an expert to guide you through it is invaluable.
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Posted by Colleen | December 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Sara represented me in my divorce. She was very professional, kind and efficient. She made sure that I was protected legally. She was straight forward about the laws and obviously has experience in this field. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Elena | August 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, professional, caring.
Sara represented me during my very complicated divorce process. The whole process took a year and a half, the trial itself three and a half days. Sara was very professional and caring at the same time. At the beginning of our work together she asked me to trust her and try not to micromanage. I am glad I did. She never missed any deadline, was very upfront about the cost and benefits of any potential actions. No surprise charges. Sara manages her own office which helps to keep the cost of the services down. Best of all Sara 100% won my trial. She got an even better result when I was expecting or asking for. I am so glad that I hired Sara and will highly recommend her to everybody.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Sara!
Sara took us on after being turned down 3 other places. She is patient, understanding, and kind when telling you the reality of your situation. She was very knowledgeable in foreseeing how the court of Lane county would receive our case and tailored our request to slide through the court system without any issues. We came in to update our parenting plan and she was able to point out other discrepancies in our original judgement that would be in our favor to change as well. I'm sure it's possible we are an exception, but from the day we signed the papers with Sara to the day we parted ways was 45 days in total. Never could have asked for better, faster, more personal service.
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Posted by MaryJane | February 28, 2018
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Against All Odds
My long history of mental health issues, hospitalizations, and my file with child welfare were all stacked against me. Against all odds, I was awarded full custody of my children after no contact for almost a year. Sara is a master planner and the queen of details. Her plan was strategic and every base was covered. It was a triumphant ending with me picking up my kids on the last day of court. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to Sara.
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Response from Sara Angeletti February 28, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. You were a great client: patient, cooperative and mindful of my advice. I am very happy to have achieved this result for you.
Posted by Tyler | September 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for a better attorney
Upon calling her office, she was the first attorney to actually answer. No explaining to a secretary and waiting for a call back. I consulted with her and hired her on the spot. My ex wife took off with my kids to California and had been gone for 2 months. Sara handled everything in a timely manner and with a high degree of professionalism. She kept in close contact with me through the entire process and because of her I don't have to worry about my ex doing this again. She even revised the existing parenting plan to be more specific and detailed which has resulted in more time with my children. It was money well spent and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. She has been practicing in her field for a long time and it shows through her professionalism, she knew exactly what to do and got it done. I highly recommend her, if you are looking for an attorney in this field call her first! You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Carrey | February 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing, professional, trustworthy!
Sara Angeletti was excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better divorce attorney to represent me and my children's best interest. She was professional, honest, and trustworthy. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through the difficult transition of divorce.
Posted by Lisa | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Such an amazing attorney.
Sara helped me through a really painful divorce and I am extremely happy with the alimony/support she fought to get me. She is helpful, kind and explains thing so you completely understand. I couldn't have gotten anyone more experienced.
Posted by Tyler | November 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Sara has been great. This is my first time using a attorney, and she was recommended. From the Consultation I had already made my decision to proceed and have her aid in my custody case. Very communicative, Informative and detailed. All things are In the right direction and have her to thank for it.
Posted by Michelle | October 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No nonsense attorney
I consulted with Ms. Angeletti originally and she was very upfront about what she could and couldn't do for me, we went to court and we succeeded in getting a favorable ruling. We have had to go back to court 2 more times and both times she was available and willing to help me with each hearing I needed to get the matter resolved. Ms. Angeletti is a no nonsense, honest attorney who will have your back and if she thinks that your case doesn't hold water then she will let you know.
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Posted by Jennifer H | July 11, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!!
If you looking for a great Attorney, you found her. Sara did an amazing job. She's very knowledgeable about the law and passionate about what she does. She easy to talk to, very intelligent and keeps you informed through the whole process. I would have been total lost without her. Thanks Sara for all your hard work!!
Posted by B | May 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Would definitely recommend
Sara represented me in the dissolution of my domestic partnership, yep she was my lawyer in my gay divorce. She was knowledgeable about the law and its application to my and my children's specific situation. Her knowledge and reassuring demeanor helped me through a very difficult period in my life. She communicated with me constantly through email and telephone in a timely manner, and I always felt appraised of current developments. Sara did her best to move proceedings along, even with the other party and her attorney being less than prompt. Sarah was exactly what I and my family needed to usher me through a complicated legal process, while reminding me that asking for (and getting ) things that are equitable and fair is well within my rights. I'm relieved to be done with this process, and grateful that I had Sara with me through it. I would absolutely recommend her and her services to anyone looking for a family law attorney who is friendly, helpful, knowledgable, and who definitely cares about and will work for what is best for you and your family.
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Posted by Meredith | February 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation for Sara Angeletti
Sara represented me in my divorce. She was knowledgeable, consistently kept me informed on how things were proceeding and finalized the divorce in as an expedient manner as possible. She did all this in a very professional manner. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Justin | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and courteous
Sara Angeletti was a great help to me in a difficult time. She was fair and flexible and did a great job of explaining and assisting when I needed it. I appreciated her honest and upfront demeanor and definitely recommend her.
Posted by Scott | March 16, 2015
There for me with great service and advice
Sara gave me great advice right from the start. She worked with me every step of the way and stood by her document calculations when challenged for an overwhelming good completion to my case. Her whole goal was to protect me and my interests. Thanks you Sara.
Posted by Akasha | February 15, 2015
Very Helpful With Our Adoption
Sara Angeletti was very helpful with the adoption of our 2 children. She was knowledgeable and kept us informed every step of the way. She answered our questions and kept us at ease. I recommend her services and I would hire her again.
Posted by Britney | February 8, 2015
She gave us HOPE when we felt defeated!
My partner and I had a very complicated case on our hands. After going to 3 different lawyers we were turned away as we were told we had a losing case. It may have been for the mere fact as these lawyers possibly didn't agree with the LGBT lifestyle and or they simply didn't want to risk their good standing record in their win/lose ratio. Either way we are thankful they turned us away because they led us to Sara Angelettii. Our case was a very challenging case dealing with parenting rights, custody, and disestablishing parental rights with a lot of twisted angles. To say the least it was not simple. Sara took this case without hesitation. Not only did she take the case she extended her help for us to do second parent adoption. Our case lasted almost 2 years due to all the challenges we faced such as; court processes, other party refusing to work with us in a timely manner. Sara was very smart during this time and used it to our advantage. Throughout this process Sara worked with us and kept us in the loop with evetything. It truly felt like a team . She remained very honest and while continuing to give us hope when feeling defeated she kept it realistic. She also invested herself . We werent just another case on her desk. I will remember the most Sara telling us She's with us to the end. Sara worked in a way when I thought she would go right she went left and all though at times I didn't understand, I now understand why. Her decisions led us to winning the case! A case that 3 other lawyers turned away! I must also say that the other parties lawyer was a very expensive named lawyer that was very aggressive and was good at making you feel like you had no chance. In the end just goes to show doesn't matter who you are unless your Sara Angelettii! I highly recommend her to represent you . We couldn't ask for a better lawyer! She kept our family together!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Angeletti Law & Mediation
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • City of Baltimore
  • 1993 - 2000

Education

  • University of Maryland
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gourneau v. McKillop
  • Paternity set aside, custody to Mother.

Associations

  • Lane County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Josephine County Women Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Josephine County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Sara
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a skillful and prepared advocate upholding the highest professional standards. I had many cases with Sara during her time in Medford and Grants Pass and we enjoyed a very respectful relationship keeping the adversarial constraints of our clients to a minimum."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Angeletti before I was a lawyer, working as her law clerk while in law school, and getting to know her as a fellow attorney in the community. Ms. Angeletti is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate. I referred a family member to her and that person was very happy with the outcome of her case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation

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Eugene Mediation Lawyer Sara Angeletti
Sara Angeletti
Mediation Attorney
Eugene, OR
Licensed for 32 years