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“I want to thank you again for an outstanding job. You did SUPER presenting my case to the judge.” – B.R.

“… I believe you are a fair lawyer to each side and I believe you look for justice. Thanks for all your help… May God bless you for your fairness in your dealings.” – R.S.


“Your support and kindness made the heartbreak and pain bearable.” – M.P.

“… I want to thank you for your support and kindness. I don’t think I could have made it through everything without your understanding.” – M.P.

“I retained Sara Saltmarsh while going through a divorce case. I have a new-found respect for attorneys after working with Sara. During a very tough case that was being frivolously extended by the opposition, Sara maintained impressive professionalism and integrity. I was also impressed with Sara’s diligence and attention to detail with regards to family law. I will now be using Sara Saltmarsh for my Will.” – T.B

“Thanks very much for your help, and particularly moral support. You did an EXCELLENT job and I will recommend your services at every opportunity.” – D.B.

“We want to express our sincere gratitude for your dedication and generosity as our legal representative in this most difficult case… You were able to help us pursue a just end through your perseverance, patience, and dedication.” – L.W.

“We want to say thank-you for the peace of mind we feel now because of your care and interest. We sleep now, get things done, and move on with our lives because of your sound advice.” – N.M.

“Sara Saltmarsh has every attribute you want in your attorney. She’s intelligent, hard-working, wise, well-organized, patient, and strong. She can go toe-to-toe with any opposing counsel to fight for what is right for everyone and does so with class.” – C.C.

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Ms. Saltmarsh’s Academic Credentials & Awards:

Family Law, Collaborative Law, Mediation, WillsFlorida State University, B.A. , magna cum laude, Honors in English, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Iota Tau honoraries (Florida State University)

University of Texas, J.D., 1986

American Jurisprudence Awards in Marital Relations & Divorce, and Wills & Estates, 1986 (UT School of Law)

Givens Distinguished Scholar 1974-75

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Scholar, U.S. Congress, 1976

Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992-Present

Member, Courthouse Security Committee, Travis County Commissioners Court, 1991-92

Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, 2017-Present

Pro Bono Award, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2009

Past Chair, Women Lawyers’ Section, Williamson County Bar Association

Past Chair, Family Law Section of Austin Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors of Austin Bar Association, 2017-Present

Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Austin, 2017-Present; Current Vice President

C0-Chair, Preservation Committee of Austin Bar Association, 2021-Present

Member, Pro Bono Committee of Austin Bar Association, 2019-Present

Member, Texas Family Law Specialists

Member, Travis County Family Law Advocates


Specialized Training in Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Settlement Week Training, beginning in 1990, for Travis County District Courts, Austin

Basic Mediation Training, 1998, Texas Senate and Texas A & M University System

Family Law Mediation Training, 1998, South Texas College of Law

Basic Collaborative Law Training, 2003, Tampa

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, November 2010

Basic and Advanced Collaborative Law Training, Nova Southeastern University, 2017

New Ways for Families Training Seminar, High Conflict Institute, 2013; NWFF Update Training, 2015

AFCC Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2018

Multiple CLE seminars featuring Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution topics, 1990-Present

Member of Central Texas Collaborative Law Group, 2001-2002, 2008-2010

Member of Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 2010-Present

Board Member of Collaborative Law Texas practice law group, 2010-Present

Member of Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2010-Present

Mediated Family Law and other legal disputes since 1990

Mediated Family Law and Personal Injury cases during Travis County and Williamson County Settlement Weeks

Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections of the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas


Professional & Community Service:

Recipient, Pro Bono Award, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2009

Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Travis County Bar Association, Judicial Affairs Committee, 1992-93, 1996-98, and 2010-Present

TCBA/AYLA Mentor Program Committee, Member, 1990-94 and 1996-98, and Chairperson 1993-94 and 1996-98

Travis County Bar Assoc. Legal Services to the Indigent Committee, Member, 1991-93, and Co-Chairperson 1992-93

Travis County Bar Association Board of Directors, 1991-92

Austin Young Lawyers Association, Co-Chairperson, It’s the Law Committee, 1990-92

Travis County Women Lawyers Association

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We give our clients personalized attention and diligent service.

Experience • Creativity • Loyalty • IntegrityEvery case is important and unique, and we seek the best outcome for you and your family. We handle every type of Family Law case, including Divorces, Modifications, Paternity Suits, Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship, and Enforcement Actions. You will receive exceptional representation in complex property cases and parent-child cases alike. Our goal is to reach the best outcome for you, our client, through collaboration, mediation, or settlement negotiation. If a settlement cannot be reached, you will get zealous representation in the courtroom. Ms. Saltmarsh’s experience and qualifications include:

  • 36-plus years of legal experience, including 28 years as a Family Law Specialist
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1992)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law
  • Chair, ADR Section of Austin Bar, 2018-21
  • Member, Board of Directors of Austin Bar Association, 2018-21
  • Member of Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Vice-President, Collaborative Divorce Austin
  • Member in good standing of the Texas Bar since 1987
  • Member in good standing of the Florida Bar since 2004
  • Graduate of the prestigious University of Texas School of Law (1986)
  • Member of Texas Family Law Specialists
  • Member of Travis County Family Law Advocates
  • AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, the most recognized attorney rating service
Because of Ms. Saltmarsh’s many years of experience and active participation in professional organizations, she utilizes a network of well-qualified experts as needed. To assist in your case, she may recommend utilizing experts such as Certified Public Accountants and licensed Appraisers. It may be advisable to engage a child psychologist or other mental health professional to offer suggestions, give guidance, or testify about sensitive and important issues such as custody and visitation of Impeccable Standards of Honesty and Integritychildren – always with an emphasis on their well-being. We have impeccable standards of honesty and integrity and understand the client’s need for discretion and privacy. Ms. Saltmarsh has represented many high-profile individuals, including celebrities and professional athletes, who make their home in the central Texas area.

Ms. Saltmarsh is a frequent and popular speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars. She has also authored legal articles on topics such as mediation, divorce procedure, local civil practice, and retirement benefits.

She is an active community volunteer and has volunteered for many local organizations, including her children’s schools, the Austin Bar Association, and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. She is very interested in local arts and history and serves on the Board of Governors for Pioneer Farms.

Primary practice area includes Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties, and Ms. Saltmarsh will practice outside that area with the affiliation of local counsel.

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