Sara K. Wahl opened her own law firm in December 2010, where she is focusing her practice on Collaborative Divorce and Family Law, cooperative family law, mediation, custody, Fast Track Divorce and other general family law legal matters. Prior to opening her own law firm, Sara was a partner and the head of the family law department at Hanis Irvine Prothero since 2004.
Sara has handled countless family law cases from simple child support issues to complex custody trials. Sara has been practicing Collaborative family law since 2005, with the intention to preserve the family relationships. She was the first attorney qualified to practice Collaborative Family Law in the entire South King County area. She is also a professionally trained mediator, as well as a Title 26 Family Law Guardian ad Litem.
Sara is a member of many professional organizations:
- King County Bar Association – Trustee, Board of Directors
- Collaborative Professionals of Washington, Board Member
- The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
- King County Collaborative Law, Membership Chair
Additionally Sara was a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Lawyer’s Assistance Program Committee for 6 years. Sara is a volunteer attorney at the King County Bar Association’s Greenwood Family Law Clinic, a volunteer as a Family Law Facilitator at the King County court, and is a board member of the W Foundation, a local charity. Since 2002 and every year following, Sara has received the Pro Bono Service Commendation from the Washington State Bar Association for providing pro bono legal services to low income clients.
Sara graduated from Seattle University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She was a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society. She attended Seattle University School of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 1999.
Sara is also an animal advocate with a local dog rescue organization, working to rescue dogs from high-kill shelters. She also enjoys spending time with her own motley pack of rescue dogs, Tom, Bailey and Walter.