Sara J. Corcoran

201-342-5151

MANAGING ATTORNEY/OWNER

Sara's practice is exclusively devoted to family law where she represents clients on matters involving divorce, custody, parenting time, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, relocation issues, grandparent visitation, adoption, and appellate matters. Sara's effective advocacy and sensitivity to her clients' circumstances lead to positive results.  Sara's ability to put her clients at ease is unparalleled; her open and empathetic ear combined with deep knowledge and appreciation of the law, makes for a positive experience for her clients. She understands that the emotional intricacies of divorce must be valued and she is always available to her clients for strategy discussions, legal analysis and moral support. Whether through a negotiated settlement, or a trial to conclusion, Sara's goal is to promptly resolve your case in the most favorable and cost effective manner.

Sara realizes the emotional and financial toll litigation takes on a person and their family and is inclined to work with clients and counsel to come to an amicable resolution, without intervention of the Courts. When litigation is necessary, however, Sara's trial preparation, confidence, and ease with an audience, makes her a formidable opponent. Respected by her colleagues and the Judiciary, Sara often receives referrals from other attorneys who trust her effective negotiating skills and courtroom prowess. A combination of deep empathy and resolute commitment to her clients' cause, Sara's brand of advocacy is unique and sought after as confirmed by her grass roots following and large referral base. 

Sara recognizes each client's unique situation and appreciates that there is no such thing as a one size fits all result. Sara champions each individual client's cause while tailoring negotiation and litigation positions according to the ultimate goals of the client. Sara has the empathy, intellect, tenacity, and resources to address her clients' needs, and achieve positive results. 

Following her clerkship in the Chancery Division, General Equity, Bergen County, Sara became associated with a Hudson County law firm before joining her father's firm, Robert T. Corcoran, P.C. in 2008. In 2021, Sara created the Corcoran Family Law Group, which name honors both the family affair that was her father's firm, and this Firm's absolute commitment to legal issues facing families in New Jersey. She is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association and serves as a volunteer attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Sara has earned the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell® Peer/Judicial Review AV® Preeminent Rating, and has been rated a Client Champion, a clear and true testament to her leadership and aptitude in the field of family law.

Admissions

  • 2016 - United States of America
  • 2005 - State of New Jersey
  • 2005 - United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Education

  • Marymount Manhattan College, B.A., Cum Laude
  • New York Law School, J.D.

Special Distinctions

Memberships

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund, Volunteer Attorney

Reported Cases

  • Houseman v. Dare, 405 N.J.Super. 538(App. Div. 2009)

Pro bono

Ms. Corcoran serves as a volunteer attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2009 she filed an amicus brief on behalf of the organization in the matter of Houseman v. Dare, 405 N.J. Super. 538 (App. Div. 2009), which dealt with the value of pets in family court matters. Specifically, the Appellate Division reversed and remanded the decision of the trial court, which awarded Dare possession of the dog and Houseman $1,500 for her interest in the pet. The Appellate Division directed that the trial court conduct further proceedings on the existence of an oral agreement regarding ownership and possession of the dog and the propriety of specific performance as a legal remedy.

 2020 National Top 40 over 40 Trial lawyers MH AV Preeminent 2020 MH Silver Client Champion NJ Best Lawyers for Families   AVVO rating 10.00 Top Attorney family

Recommendations

  • Sara Corcoran – phenomenal lawyer

    Sara Corcoran is an amazing attorney who brings to any matter at hand factual knowledge, pragmatism, sage advice, and a compassionate heart. She has offered invaluable assistance and support in any issue I've enlisted her help with. Her expertise and guidance has been immeasurable. She is an extr...
  • Current in her research and extremely personable

    I met with many prominent lawyers in Bergen County before choosing to work with Mrs. Corcoran. Ultimately, I decided to employ Mrs. Corcoran for her services because I found her to be current in her research and extremely personable. My initial impressions were correct. Mrs. Corcoran was readily ...
  • Personable yet aggressive

    I found myself in a terrible bind. I was engaged to be married to, whom I thought was, the love of my life. Many events transpired, which led us to breaking off the engagement due to irreconcilable differences. I had performed my due diligence and interviewed five different attorneys. I found Sar...

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