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 (http://edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com/p/sara-epler-named-rising-star/842707?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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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Senior Attorney||Brewe Layman||2013 - Present|
|Lawyer||Beresford Booth PLLC||2008 - 2013|
|Lawyer||Davidson, Czeisler & Kilpatric||2002 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Puget Sound Family Law Blog||The Intersection of Mental Health and Family Law||2015|
|Puget Sound Family Law Blog||Substance Abuse in the Context of Family Law||2014|
|Beresford Booth News: Divorce & Family Law||Child Support Modification: Don't Wait to Decide Who Pays for College||2011|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2000|
|University of Washington||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|