Sari M. Friedman

Long Island Family Law & Divorce Attorney

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, 2016 and 2017 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