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
- Child Custody
- Possession Issues
- Child Support
- Modification and Enforcement of Prior Orders
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Pre-Marital Agreements
- Post-Marital Agreements
- Estate Planning