|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2015|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2014|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2013|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2011|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2008|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2007|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2006|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2005|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2004|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2003|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2002|
|Owner||Sara K. Wahl, Attorney at Law, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Hanis Irvine Prothero PLLC||2004 - 2010|
|Partner||Macklin and Wahl||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||Board of Trustees||2014 - Present|
|Collaborative Professionals of Washington||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Assocation Alternative Dispute Resolution||Member||2010 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2006 - Present|
|King County Collaborative Law||Membership Chair||2006 - Present|
|King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer||Volunteer Attorney||2003 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2002 - Present|
|South King County Bar Association||President||2011 - 2012|
|King County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section||Chair||2011 - 2014|
|Washington State Bar Association||Lawyer's Assistance Program Committee||2002 - 2009|
|King County Bar Bulletin||Collaborative Law Act on the Books||2013|
|Kent Reporter||Collaboration Focus of Resolving Legal Conflicts||2008|
|Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group||N/A||Advanced Collaborative Negotiation and Client Counseling||2011|
|University of Washington School of Law||N/A||Mediation Training||2006|
|Collaborative Law Training||N/A||N/A||2005|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Seattle University||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
Posted by Molly
Sara is really good at her job because she is a great listener and she is really smart. Getting a divorce can be very scary. It is really hard to know who to trust and where to go for help. Sara knows her stuff and will explain all of your options. She will listen to your concerns and fears and steer you clear of the dangerous decisions that could cause an acrimonious divorce. She is all about putting the kids first and making sure that things work for everyone.
Collaborate divorce is one of the hardest and best things I have ever decided to do. Four years later, I am still benefiting from the decisions and goals that we made in that process and from the advice and council of the team that Sara put together for us. I have recommended Sara to other friends who have used her and they all feel the same.
Posted by Dana
Sara Wahl is my divorce attorney. She was prompt and responsive. When contacting her, she ALWAYS responded within 24 hours, generally sooner. I was under a time crunch to complete the divorce and she was extremely helpful, keeping me informed throughout the process. I highly recommend Sara Wahl.
Posted by Robert
I first consulted Sara regarding a collaborative divorce. I found her to be extremely ethical, straight forward and upfront about her services, expectations and billing process. She is a true believer in the collaborative process and will only take on collaborative cases. While I was already sold on the collaborative process, my spouse (ex-spouse now) was not... Sara provided a wealth of literature on the subject and even offered to discuss the collaborative process with my spouse. She was far more concerned with an amicable dissolution with a priority being placed on my son's well-being, then padding her bank account.
Unfortunately, a collaborative divorce was not in the cards, and I was unable to use Sara's services. However, approximately 18 months after my initial consultation, I found myself in desperate need of some family law legal advice at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday night. I emailed Sara as a last resort - she emailed me back in 10 minutes (keep in mind I had not seen or talked to her in over 18 months...) . Anyway she provided me with the advice I was seeking and would not accept payment. It was like a page out of a Les Schwab commercial!!!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sara Wahl. She is a truly compassionate professional who is a family law attorney for the right reason. Also, I would strongly encourage anyone who is going through the dissolution process to give careful consideration to the collaborative process - nobody wins being litigious.
Carol Betts, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Sara is a conscientious, highly intelligent lawyer who is dedicated to helping clients navigate family law issues without court intervention. She has a natural talent for the Collaborative Law approach and practices with keen insight and skillful communication. I highly recommend Sara.