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blockquoteMy joy was boundless. I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties driven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time during the twenty years of my practice as a lawyer was occupied in bringing about private compromises of hundreds of cases. I lost nothing thereby — not even money, certainly not my soul.”

M.H. Gandhi

The Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer is a boutique family law firm with a practice in the Greater New Orleans area. Sarah Pfeiffer, licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana, is a zealous advocate and compassionate counselor of law.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer is to make a positive difference in the lives of families and children by providing them with legal counsel, advocacy and education in order to guide them through life’s celebrations and challenges with dignity and balance.

Biographical Statement

I was born and raised on the plains of rural Oklahoma and moved to New York City the day after my 21st birthday. The initial goal, of course, was to become a famous actress, but like many aspiring actresses, I finally decided on a more traditional path. I worked full-time in executive search, an industry which recruits for the senior level positions in large corporations while I completed my bachelor’s degree at Columbia University. Eventually the daily grind of living in such a big city got to me and my aspirations for a legal career took me to the University of Kentucky in Lexington and ultimately, to Tulane University.

Now, New Orleans is my home. Despite growing up in Oklahoma and then living in New York City for over a decade, I never felt the feeling of being home until I drove into New Orleans. I knew I would never leave. So, I completed law school at Tulane, passed the bar exam and settled in to build a legal career.

My practice has and will always focus on families. The practice of family law requires traditional legal skills such as research, writing and trial preparation, but it also requires deep compassion, listening skills, patience and trustworthiness. I bring all of these skills to my practice and consider each of them to be part of my professional development. I am a passionate advocate of alternative means of resolution outside of court; families know what is best for them far better than a judge. Of course, in some cases strong litigation is the best approach. Every client who walks through my door brings an individual story and specialized needs. I work with each client to counsel them in the law and help them understand their options as they approach exciting and often frightening transitions in their lives.