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
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:
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.
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
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,
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.
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
Prior to joining Friedman and Friedman, Ms. Nadraus had several years of
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
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