Sari M. Friedman

Long Island Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Sari Friedman

Attorney Sari Friedman has over 35 years of experience in matrimonial and family law. As a mother of two, she recognizes the importance of family and of protecting the rights of children and parents alike.

Sari and her team are dedicated to helping Long Island families with family law matters ranging from divorce and child custody to child support, alimony, and fathers’ rights. Recognizing that no two cases are alike, Sari provides one-on-one attention to each client and creates a personalized legal plan for each case.

"As every family is unique, a cookie-cutter legal approach is not effective," Sari says.

Education & Background

Sari M. Friedman was admitted to the New York State Bar in February of 1981. Attorney Friedman obtained her BA in 1977 from Hofstra University and then attended Hofstra University of Law, where she graduated with honors as a member of Law Review. From 1980 to 1984, attorney Friedman clerked in the Appellate Division Second Department, developing special skills and expertise in appellate litigation. In 1984, Sari M. Friedman entered into private practice, concentrating on matrimonial and family law.

Honors, Awards & Accolades

Attorney Friedman is highly recognized in the Long Island and New York legal communities for her experience and skill. She was named to New York's Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers in 2015 and 2016, a distinction only given to attorneys who have been honored with the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Sari Friedman was recently named one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. This award reflects her commitment to clients—which is where the American Institute focuses their research and investigation for the award—unlike most other of her awards which are based on peer recognition.

Friedman’s devotion to the Long Island community through her legal efforts has also been recognized by the Star Network Power Women in Business Award. She was also honored with the 2016 New York Family Business Award by Smart CEO magazine, which recognizes Friedman & Friedman's legacy and commitment in the field of matrimonial and family law.

Sari also acts as General Counsel for the Fathers' Rights Association of New York State.

Attorney Friedman’s numerous other accolades include the following:

  • 2017 Women's Leaders in Law Award, Hofstra University School of Law
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers - Matrimonial & Family Law
  • 2014 – 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers® (a distinction given to only 5% of attorneys within New York State)
  • 2016 New York's Women Leaders in the Law, New York Magazine
  • 2015 Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in New York State, The American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2012 Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who Top Attorney in North America
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue's Ratings
  • Honoree – National Association of Women Business Owners

In addition to all the above, Sari regularly lectures about matrimonial law at Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education seminars and has published articles on family law matters. Attorney Friedman has also been interviewed on radio and television involving matters dealing with family law and divorce.

She serves as general counsel for the Fathers' Rights Association of New York State and Long Island, and she is the author of numerous articles on matrimonial and family law issues. Additionally, both attorney Sari Friedman and attorney Andrea Friedman were named to Who's Who as a Top Attorney in North America. Sari M. Friedman was featured in Newsday on April 15, 2007 as Businesswoman of the Year for New York by the National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council. She was also featured in Fortune 52 by Beverly Fortune ( Long Island Press), in a column that is dedicated to honoring 52 different Long Island women who have made significant and lasting contributions to their communities.

" What people need most is an attorney who will fight hard for them" - Sari M. Friedman