Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS – Attorney Profile
Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS opened the Law Offices of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC in Del Mar, California in 2011, after spending four years practicing law at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP in San Diego.
The Law Offices of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC is a full service Mediation, Divorce, and Family Law firm dedicated to delivering practical & effective results to our clients.
Ms. Schaffer builds her practice on a thorough knowledge of the law, excellent research skills, superior presentation to the court, and most of all calm, compassionate relations with her clients in times of trouble or crisis.
She possesses a wealth of experience in family law including representing clients with challenging child custody issues as well as high asset clients in complex division of community property matters.
With a well-earned reputation in the legal community for her meticulous, thoughtful and effective representation, Ms. Schaffer has served a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Court (Superior Courts of California).
Colonel Sarah T. Schaffer, USMC – Camp Pendleton JAG Officer
Upon University graduation, Sarah was commissioned in as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and spent five years on active duty serving as a logistics officer in Okinawa, Japan, and Quantico, Virginia.
In addition to her San Diego divorce and family law practice, Ms. Schaffer currently serves as a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves acting as a Staff Judge Advocate for the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.
Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS – Background
In 2001, Ms. Schaffer received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. After passing the California Bar Exam, Ms. Schaffer joined Ernst & Young in San Francisco where she worked as a tax consultant.
In December, 2011, Ms. Schaffer received her LL.M. in taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Raised in the Boston area, Ms. Schaffer graduated from Stanford University with Departmental honors and a dual major in Spanish and International Relations. During this time, she spent a year studying at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She is fluent in Spanish.
The Law Offices of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC provides experienced, personalized representation and quality advice. We have expertise in a number of legal areas but focus much of our energies in Family Law including:
Board Certified Family Law Specialist – Earned 2011
In 2011, Ms. Schaffer earned the the coveted title of Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
California attorneys who are certified as Certified Specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.
Only these attorneys can identify themselves as “certified” specialists in California because they are the only attorneys who are certified either by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization or an organization whose certification program has been accredited by the State Bar.
Certified Family Law Specialist, Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS has the proven qualifications that every divorce or family law matter deserves. How a Certified Family Law Specialist is Valuable to You…
Divorce and Family Law Mediation Services now Offered
In 2015, attorney Schaffer opened STS Mediation – an Alternative Dispute Resolution service for those San Diego individuals and businesses that may be required to, or choose to, utilize private Mediation prior to — or as an alternative to — public Courtroom litigation. If you have a Family law matter, or another pending civil lawsuit – and you have decided that taking your case all the way to a public Courtroom trial may not be in the best interests of one or both parties, then Mediation should be considered.
Charity & Philanthropy
Sarah is very active with Kid’s Turn of San Diego and Casa Cornelia Law Center
Kids’ Turn San Diego is a caring non-profit organization for children and parents experiencing family separations or military transitions. They help children discover their voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings about their family situation and give parents the daily tools they need to be able to communicate and understand HOW to put their child first in their relationship, without conflict.
Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. The Center has a primary commitment to the indigent within the immigrant community in southern California.
Contact Information & Office Location
Law Office of:
Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS
12520 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130