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Sara M Epler

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

3.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Depth of experience in high net-worth divorce cases or complex financial issues; same-sex marriage; divorce or custody agreements in which one parent/party has a substance abuse or mental health issue.

  2. Litigation

  3. Estate planning

  4. Real estate

Throughout my practice, I have focused on family law cases, specifically those with complex financial issues such as closely held businesses, executive deferred compensation plans, stock grants and options, and other valuation issues. I also handle complicated parenting issues, including dealing with parents with substance abuse histories or mental health issues..


Having assisted clients in a full range of property division, spousal maintenance and parenting plan issues, I seek to combine strong client advocacy with a deep understanding of the legal issues in order to provide efficient, effective, family-focused resolutions.


I was recognized by SuperLawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of family law (?cid=4608979).


A Washington native, I began my legal career in the Seattle area at a boutique family-law practice. Today, I practice primarily in King and Snohomish Counties.


When I'm not practicing law, I can be found spending time with my two school aged children. I'm also a frequent volunteer at their school events and in the West Seattle Community. I'm also a runner and enjoy participating in half-marathons.



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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Joan Ramsey | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joan Haller (Ramsey)
Sara was fantastic, she was fair, honest and forthright with fees. She fought my case but let me know when My expectations were unreasonable, I highly recommend.
Posted by Kirsten | April 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Sara has been my attorney for 2.5 years. I initially hired her for my modification, and have retained her for odds and ends related to that. Sara is astute with laws and whom they apply to, and is able to concisely articulate them. I love that she is concise with her advice. I trust her 100% and feel supported by her 100%.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Excellent attorney
I cannot recommend Sara highly enough. She is straightforward and knowledgeable. She tackled the complicated financial issues of my divorce with ease and was compassionate throughout.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncaring, not thorough
I was referred to Ms. Epler by friends to handle my divorce. I mistakenly thought that I might get a little extra care and sympathy. I mistakenly thought it might mean instead of rounding up on the hourly rate, I might get a minute or five shaved off. In the end, I got my divorce, but there were a few balls dropped along the way.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2015
Bad experience
I have to agree with one of the other reviews, but I would say that it was distracted to just not caring. I too experienced an excessive waste of money getting no where. Discovery was lacking and the discover that was done she did nothing with. Important documents were not filed. No one should pay the type of money attorneys want and then have to try to teach themselves law because they aren't getting what they deserved. The end result is having to go back to court a second time with a new firm and a terrible waste of money.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Had a very bad experience with Sara. She is very distracted and needed my reminding to get things done. I think fees went above budget due to her being not in touch with my case. Money NOT well spent. Very unsatisfactory.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Brewe Layman
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Beresford Booth PLLC
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Lawyer
  • Davidson, Czeisler & Kilpatric
  • 2002 - 2008


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Alki Elementary School PTA
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group
  • Training Participant
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • summa cum laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Washington
  • 1996
  • cum laude
  • University of Washington
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Training
  • UFC Judicial Officer's Training on Contempt
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sara represents her clients aggressively, while at the same explores creative solutions to resolve a matter. When evaluating a case, she sees the practical side (i.e., balancing litigation vs. the goal in mind). She serves her clients well."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara is a very competent, professional attorney. I highly recommend her and her firm."
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Seattle Family Lawyer Sara M Epler
Sara M Epler
Family Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 22 years