Who We Are

Sarah J. Jacobs, Esq.

Location: Morristown, New Jersey Phone: 973-718-7705 Fax: 973-710-4367

A Matrimonial Law Attorney Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and a Qualified Family Law Mediator

Sarah Jacobs is dedicated to protecting the interests of clients in family law proceedings. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and Qualified as a Family Law Mediator, she possesses nearly 20 years of experience practicing law throughout the State of New Jersey. She and partner Jamie Berger founded their boutique family law firm with the goal of providing high-quality service tailored to each client’s individual needs. While she works with clients in a cooperative setting, she is a skilled litigator with the knowledge needed to take even the most complex cases to court.

Sarah lives with her family in Randolph, New Jersey. She was born and raised in New York. Although she has worked in New Jersey since 2003, Sarah moved to New Jersey in 2005. She believes in the importance of family and preserving relationships during tumultuous times.

Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong in the broken places.” Sarah’s personal philosophy is that a problem can only be solved when there is a strong desire within the person to conquer it — a definition unique to each individual — and to then move past it. The best results, however, are achieved when personal growth takes place, which occurs when it is recognized that strength can be derived from facing hardship.

Areas of practice and interest

Sarah handles all types of family law cases.

Over the years, Sarah has developed a concentration in litigation involving child custody and relocation issues. Sarah is particularly interested in the utilization of experts, evaluations, parent coordination, mediation and the roles of these “tools” in family law matters.

Certified Legal Specialties

Matrimonial Law Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2004

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York

  • J.D. – 2002
  • Honors: Dean’s List, 2000 – 2001, 2001 – 2002
  • Honors: Recipient of the Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Honors: Recipient of the Stephanie E. Kupferman Juvenile Justice Endowed Scholarship
  • Honors: National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Techniques Intensive Training Course
  • Honors: 2001 Hofstra Trial Team for ATLA’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Honors: Hofstra Trial Team for the 2002 National Trial Competition
  • Honors: Student Attorney, Hofstra University Child Abuse & Neglect Clinic

University of Maryland at College Park

  • B.A. – 1999
  • Honors: Certificate in Women’s Studies
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Honors: Terrapin Scholar
  • Honors: Departmental Honors
  • Honors: University Honors (Citation Earned, Diploma Distinction)
  • Major: Government/Politics

Published Cases

Published Works

  • Isn’t It ‘Just’ A Custody Evaluation?: Special Concerns in Family Evaluations When LGTBQ Issues Are Involved”, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education; 2015 LGBT UPDATE
  • A Family Lawyer’s View of Corporal Punishment: What Determines if it is Excessive?“, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage, 2013
  • The Gross Underutilization of and Failure to Implement Sanctions in the Family Part,”, Jodi A. Argentino, Esq. and Sarah J. Jacobs, Esq., New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 5, April 2011
  • To Decide or Not to Decide: The Practical Approach to Implementation of the Parent Coordination Process“, Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq. and Sarah J. Tremml, Esq., New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume 27, Number 2, October 2006
  • Domestic Partnership/Pre-Partnership Agreements: The Dos and Don’ts of Drafting,”, Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq. and Sarah J. Tremml, Esq., New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume 25, Number 3, 2004
  • The New Domestic Partnership Act,” Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq. and Sarah J. Tremml, Esq., Institution of Continuing Legal Education, Twelfth Annual American Academy of Family Lawyers’ Family Law Forum, Seminar Materials, 2004
  • Preparing Your Client for the Psychological Examination,”, Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq. and Sarah J. Tremml, Esq., Institution of Continuing Legal Education, Hot Tips in Family Law, 40 Tips from 40 Experts in 4 Hours, Seminar Materials, 2005
  • Spouses No Longer, Parents Forever: Family Lawyers and the Quest to Understand Our Duties Towards the Children of Our Clients,”, New Jersey Law Journal, Family Law Supplement, 173 N.J.L.J. 428-430, Page S-12-14, August 4, 2003
  • How Do You handle Custody and Visitation When Domestic Partners Separate?,”, New Jersey Law Journal, Volume CLXXI, Number 10, Index 754, March 3, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards

  • 2019, Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, the Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers List, and the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters
  • 2019 NJ Family Magazine “New Jersey’s Best Lawyers For Families”
  • 2015-2019, Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters
  • 2012-2014, Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters
  • 2013 Qualified as a Family Law Mediator
  • 2011 Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Certified Attorney’s Section, Member/Officer, Board of Directors
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, LGBT Rights Section, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Association of Family Conciliation and Courts, Member, New Jersey Chapter
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Lecturer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Self Help Resource Center, Morris/Sussex Vicinage for the State of New Jersey
  • Volunteer, Judge, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, 2013 – 2014
  • Volunteer, Judge, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, 2012 – 2013
  • Volunteer, Judge, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, 2011 – 2012