Sarah T. Schaffer: Family Law & Tax Attorney – Mediator Atorney Bio The San Diego Law Office of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC is a full service Family Law and Mediation practice dedicated to delivering practical & effective results to our local San Diego area clients. Ms. Schaffer opened the Law Office of Sarah T. Schaffer,…...Read More

Sarah T. Schaffer: Family Law & Tax Attorney – Mediator

Atorney Bio

Sarah T. Schaffer - San Diego Family Law AttorneyThe San Diego Law Office of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC is a full service Family Law and Mediation practice dedicated to delivering practical & effective results to our local San Diego area clients.

Ms. Schaffer opened the Law Office of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC in Del Mar, California, after spending four years practicing law at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP in San Diego.

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.


Certified Family Law Specialist

Sarah T. Schaffer, Esq.Sarah T. Schaffer, Esq., CFLS

California attorneys who are certified as Certified Family Law 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.

Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS is one of a select handful of Certified Specialists. 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


New Mediation and Arbitration Center Opened in 2015

In 2015, attorneys Schaffer opened the STS Mediation Center – an Alternative Dispute Resolution service to serve San Diego individuals and businesses that may be required to, or choose to, utilize private Arbitration or 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 or Arbitration should be considered. MORE about Mediation & Arbitration Services…

San Diego Mediator Helping Clients in San Diego


Post Graduate Education – University of San Diego School of Law

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 2011, Ms. Schaffer received her LL.M. in taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law.

University of San Diego School of Law

University of San Diego

Early Life – Dual Undergraduate University Degrees – Fluent in English & Spanish

Sarah T. SchafferRaised 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.

Sarah is fluent in Spanish – helpful for first-generation Spanish-speaking clients.


Military Career

Western Area Counsel Office at Camp Pendleton

Upon 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.

USMC JAG officer – In addition to her family law practice, she currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves acting as a JAG officer at the Western Area Counsel Office at Camp Pendleton.


 Charity & Philanthropy

Sarah is very active with Kid’s Turn of San Diego and Casa Cornelia Law Center

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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.

cornelia-logoCasa 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.


Experienced, Personalized Representation and Quality Legal Advice

The Law Office of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC provides experienced, personalized representation and quality legal advice.  We have expertise in a number of legal areas but focus much of our energies in Family Law including:

»  Divorce
»  Child Custody
»  Child Support
»  Alimony / Spousal Support
»  Modifications to Family Court Orders
»  Domestic Violence
»  High Net Worth Property Division
»  Mediation & Arbitration Services

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Sarah T. Schaffer, APC

12520 High Bluff Drive, Suite 380
San Diego, CA  92130

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