Attorney Sari M. Friedman
Representing Long Island Families for 35+ Years
"As every family is unique, a cookie-cutter legal approach is not
effective. What people need most is an attorney who will fight hard for
them." -- Sari M. Friedman
Sari Friedman, the founder of Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law,
has over 35 years of experience in matrimonial and family law. As a mother
of two, she recognizes the importance of family and 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.
Education & Background
Sari Friedman was admitted to the New York State Bar in February of 1981.
She 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, she 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
Attorney Sari M. Friedman is highly recognized in the Long Island and New
York legal communities for her experience and skill in the field of family
law. In both 2015 and 2016, Attorney Friedman was named to
New York's Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers, 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 most of their research 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.
Attorney Friedman’s Accolades
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. She has also been interviewed
on radio and television involving matters dealing with family law.
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. She was featured in
Newsday in 2007 as
Businesswoman of the Year for New York by the National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council.
Additionally, Attorney Sari M. Friedman was 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.
Sari also acts as General Counsel for the
Fathers' Rights Association of New York State.