ABOUT Sari Martin Friedman
Sari Friedman, the founder of Friedman & Friedman PLLC, 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 toNew 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
- 2017-2018 Women's Leaders in Law Award, Hofstra University School of Law
- National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers - Matrimonial & Family Law
- 2014 – 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers®
- 2016-2018 New York's Women Leaders in the Law, New York Magazine
- 2015 Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in New York, 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
- 2018 Lawyers of Distinction
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 Newsdayin 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.
Areas of LAW
- Child Custody
- Child Support