Sari M. Friedman
Sari Friedman is a matrimonial and family law attorney with more than 30 years of experience. A mother of two, Sari understands the importance of family and protecting the rights of children.
With Long Island and Manhattan offices, Sari and her team are dedicated to helping families with legal matters including Divorce, Alimony/ Maintenance, Fathers' Rights, Grandparents' Rights, Postnuptial, Prenuptial, Same-Sex Marriage, Separation Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation.
Sari provides one-on-one attention that allows for a personalized legal plan. "As every family is unique, a cookie-cutter legal approach is not effective," Sari said.
Sari is General Counsel for the Fathers' Rights Association of NYS and Long Island. Sari was recently named to New York's
Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers in 2015 and 2016, a distinction only given to those attorneys in Long Island who have acheived the prestigous AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. To read more about this achievement, and to read a copy of the article featuring Sari and her partner, Andrea Freidman,
please click here.
She also recently received the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyer, a distinction given to only 5% of attorneys within New York State, and was also selected as a
2016 "New York's Women Leaders in the Law" award, which is provided by New York magazine. In addition, she received the 2012 Leadership in Law Award by
Long Island Business News, and has been listed in
Who's Who in American Law. Attorney Friedman has been recognized by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys in 2015 as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in New York State. In addition, she has been invited to join the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers (Matrimonial & Family Law)! Sari was also recently named to Who's Who as a Top Attorney in North America. Attorney Friedman has also been listed to Rue's Ratings list of the
Best Attorneys of America and she is an Honoree of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Attorney Friedman has received numerous awards through peer recognition. She has also received the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. This is unique because the American Institute focuses its research on client satisfaction when selecting the "10 Best" in New York. In order to be chosen, each attorney must be formally nominated, have attained the highest degree of professional achievement, and have an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.
Sari lectures about matrimonial law at Marino Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminars and has published articles on family law matters.
We believe that no greater vocation can be had by woman or man than to be a parent. Our purpose is to promote the equality of that vocation and to offer men and women an opportunity for the mutual support to pursue their rights.
" What people need most is an attorney who will fight hard for them" - Sari M. Friedman
Andrea B. Friedman
Andrea B. Friedman is a named partner at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law. Friedman joined the Law Offices of Sari M. Friedman, PC, as an associate in 2009, after receiving her J.D. from Hofstra University Law School, and a B.A. from George Washington University.
In her five years at the firm, she has distinguished herself as a leader in the area of matrimonial and family law. She has developed a well-respected reputation for her aggressive attitude humbled by her compassionate disposition.
Andrea Friedman focuses her practice on preparation, insight into the law and advocacy for her client. Practicing side-by-side with Sari M Friedman, she handles all areas of matrimonial and family law from inception through trial.
Friedman has emerged as a well-respected attorney. In 2014, Long Island Business News called Friedman "one to watch." She often teaches trial skills to students at Hofstra University School of Law. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, speaking to fellow attorneys on all aspects of matrimonial and family law. She founded the firm's second office in midtown Manhattan to better serve the firm's New York City based clients.
"Diligence is key, and I enjoy what I do," Friedman says. "What my clients are looking for most is someone who will look out for their best interest." Andrea Friedman achieves that goal for every client, every day.
Andrea Friedman was recently named to Who's Who as a Top Attorney in North America.
Latonia Early is an associate with the firm concentrating on matrimonial and family law. Earning a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law and a B.A. from Princeton University, she has gained more than 20 years of experience as a matrimonial and family law attorney.
Ms. Early has earned a regional reputation as a strong litigator, who is also successful at settling cases as a result of her mediation background and skills. She is proficient in identifying issues, analyzing complex problems and finding solutions that work.
Over the years, Ms. Early has received much recognition in the field. Most recently, she was named 2014 Attorney of the Year for Strathmore's Who's Who of Attorneys. She was also honored as Ten Leaders Under 45 in Matrimonial Law; with the Hofstra Law Women Award of Inspiration ; and named a Top 40 under 40 professional by Long Island Business News.
Ms. Early is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Connecticut State Bar. She is also admitted to Federal Court practice in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.