Sara is a lawyer in Brewe Layman’s Seattle office. Throughout her practice she has 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. She also handles complicated parenting issues, including dealing with parents with substance abuse histories.
Having assisted clients in a full range of property division, spousal maintenance and parenting plan issues, Sara combines strong client advocacy with a deep understanding of the legal issues in order to provide efficient, effective, family-focused resolutions. Sara was recognized by SuperLawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of family law.
Sara is a Washington native and began her legal career in the Seattle area at a boutique family-law practice. She primarily practices in King County, and volunteers regularly through the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic Program. Sara is the mother of two children with whom she enjoys cooking and baking. She is also a runner and enjoys participating in half-marathons.
Representative Matters & Engagements
- Represented a business owner with multiple retail locations and real property interests in a dissolution of a long-term marriage with children.
- Represented the wife of a residential real estate developer with numerous development properties and residential rental properties in a dissolution of marriage with children.
- Represented an unmarried father to establish an equally shared Parenting Plan and Child Support for his preschool-aged child.
Admitted to Practice
- Washington State Bar (2001)
- J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2000, summa cum laude
- B.A., University of Washington, 1996, cum laude
Professional Recognition and Honors
- Rising Star 2012
Professional and Community Activities
- King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
- King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer
Practice Tips in Family Law; Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; King County Bar Association Bridging the Gap Seminar, 2012
" I just wanted to say thank you for being my advocate. I really appreciate that you've been willing to fight for me and I feel like you've handled my case with a great deal of competence and compassion. I feel lucky to have you representing my interests…I'm grateful for everything you've done (and will do!) for me."