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Sarah Springer

Founding Attorney

Sarah has been practicing law since 1980 and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, possession issues, child support, modification and enforcement of prior orders, termination of parental rights, adoptions, and pre-marital agreements. Sarah has been a litigator, a mediator and a judge. She has perspective in family law from both sides of the bench. In addition to family law matters, Sarah has years of experience in estate planning and probate. Sarah’s judicial service was in Mississippi, where she was a Chancellor – a state district judge serving two counties. Chancery Court covers family law and probate as well as juvenile cases. Sarah returned to Texas in 2007 and established the Springer Law Firm in Katy, and the firm serves clients in Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton and Austin Counties.

In addition to her law practice, Sarah conducts family law mediations and has a great track record of successful results enabling families to avoid the stress and expense of contested trials. Sarah received the 2016 Suzanne Bartholomew Service Award in appreciation for her dedication and service to Fort Bend Lawyers Care. Sarah served for three years as the President of the Katy Bar Association and has also served as President of the Fort Bend Bar Association. Sarah is currently on the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend Family Bar. Sarah is currently Chair of the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee, Co-Chair of the Houston Bar Association Senior Lawyers Committee, and is also a member of the Houston Bar's Professionalism Committee.

She was Editor of the Katy Bar Newsletter, which won the 2016 Stars of Texas Bars award for Small Bar Newsletter as a result of her efforts. Sarah has two sons, Kyle, a Senior Associate at the Baker Botts law firm in Houston, and Colin, who is serving as Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy stationed in Virginia Beach. She is also “Starka” to three grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Possession Issues
  • Child Support
  • Modification and Enforcement of Prior Orders
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoptions
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Post-Marital Agreements
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Awards
  • Super Lawyer 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2020
  • Texas Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • Mississippi, 1982
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1982

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude - 1977
    • Major: English
  • National Judicial College - 1995

Published Works

  • Editor, Katy Bar Association Newsletter, which won the 2016 Stars of Texas Bars award for Small Bar Newsletter, 2015-2016

Honors & Awards

  • Woman of the Year, The Meridian Star, 1993
  • Mississippi Bar President's Award, 1994
  • Suzanne Bartholomew Service Award, 2016
  • Katy Bar Service Award 2016

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Mississippi Chancery Judges Conference ABA Delegate, 2000-2006
  • Austin County Bar Association, 2007 – Present
  • Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer
  • Fort Bend Lawyers Care
    • Volunteer Lawyer, 2007 to Present
    • Board of Directors, 2015 to Present
    • Secretary, Board of Directors, 2018 to Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors 2014-2016; 2019 to Present
    • President, 2016
    • Mentor
  • Katy Bar Association,
    • Secretary, 2007- 2012
    • First Vice President, 2012-2013
    • President 2013-2016
  • Houston Bar Association,
    • Family Law Section, Member, 2007 - Present
    • Senior Lawyers Committee, 2019
    • Professionalism Committee, 2019
    • Mentor, 2018 to present
  • State Bar of Texas,
    • Family Law Section, 2007 to Present
    • Real Estate,Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, 2007 to Present
    • Professionalism Committee, 2018 to Present
    • Texas Family Law Foundation, Sustaining Lifetime Member
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2007 to present

Past Employment Positions

  • Texas Department of Community Affairs
  • State of Mississippi state trial judge, Chancellor, 12th Chancery Court District, 1995 - 2006. (Family, Juvenile and Probate jurisdiction).
  • Private Practice
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