Attorney Profiles


Sari M. Friedman

Sari Friedman is a matrimonial and family law attorney with over 35 years of experience. A mother of two, Sari understands the importance of family and protecting the rights of children.

From her office in Long Island, 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 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 achieved the prestigious 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 Friedman, please click here.

Attorney Friedman was recently recognized as being among the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Although most of the awards she has received are based on peer recognition, this award reflects her commitment to clients. The award is based on very strong performance in the category of client satisfaction, which is the basis for which the American Institute focuses their research and investigation to find the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys in New York.

Sari has been recognized by the Long Island Power Women in Business for her devotion to the Long Island community through her legal efforts. Smart CEO magazine has honored her with the 2016 New York Family Business Award. This recognizes Friedman & Friedman's legacy and commitment in the field of matrimonial and family law.

She also has the following accolades:

  • Received the 2017 Hofstra University School of Law Women's Leaders in Law Award
  • Has been invited to join the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers (Matrimonial & Family Law)
  • Recipient of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer, a distinction given to only 5% of attorneys within New York State
  • Selected as a 2016 "New York's Women Leaders in the Law" award, which is provided by New York magazine
  • Received the 2012 Leadership in Law Award by Long Island Business News
  • Has been listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • The American Academy of Trial Attorneys recognized Attorney Sari Friedman in 2015 as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in New York State
  • Named to Who's Who as a Top Attorney in North America
  • Listed in Rue's Ratings Best Attorneys of America
  • Honoree, National Association of Women Business Owners

Sari lectures about matrimonial law at Marino Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminars and has published articles on family law matters.

Mission Statement

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 Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, 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 many 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." In 2017, she was named a Queens "40 Under 40" winner. 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.

Andrea is the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions that sets her apart from others in the legal community. She won the Long Island Business News Millennial Award which was given to her in recognition of her abilities among other young professionals. She was also named as an advisory board member at ACDS. This is a not for profit organization devoted to serving children and adults who deal with developmental disabilities. She is also a recent member of the White Plains Rotary Club

"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.

Friedman was recently named to Who's Who as a Top Attorney in North America


Latonia Early

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.


Jennifer NadrausJennifer Nadraus

Jennifer Nadraus is an associate with the firm concentrating on matrimonial and family law. Ms.
Nadraus earned her Juris Doctorate, with cum laude distinction, at Hofstra University School of
Law and her B.A. from Hofstra University, with summa cum laude distinction, in an accelerated
J.D./B.A. program.

Prior to joining Friedman and Friedman, Ms. Nadraus had several years of experience focusing
on family and matrimonial law as a law clerk at various boutique matrimonial law firms. During
her time at Hofstra University, Ms. Nadraus was a member of Family Court Review, an
international, interdisciplinary family law journal, and had an article published in the journal in
January of 2015.

Ms. Nadraus is admitted to both the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar.