Sarah E. Marston

Sarah E. Marston

Sarah E. Marston

Salem, Massachusetts
About Sarah:
Sarah Marston is an accomplished lawyer. For the first six years of her career, she was a trial advocate at one of Boston's largest and most prestigious law firms, Bingham, Dana & Gould and then she clerked for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings in Boston's Federal district court for another six years prior to joining Koiles Pratt Family Law Group in 2006.
The daughter of a college professor, Sarah has always loved an intellectual challenge. In her career, she has tackled not only family law matters, but everything from securities and franchise litigation to white collar defense matters as well. She has also studied three languages and still reads constantly for enjoyment when not traveling, playing tennis or skiing with her husband and three children.
Why Sarah Wants to Serve You:

Friends and colleagues say that Sarah is not only a sharp lawyer, but an empathetic person and good listener. She believes that these qualities make her well-suited for domestic law practice. As a former psychology major at the University of Pennsylvania, she also brings to her practice an understanding of human nature, negotiation, and resolution. 
Sarah loves being an advocate for her clients, connecting with them as people, and getting them to a good legal resolution that solves practical problems in their lives. 
Law Practice Experience:
Sarah Marston has acted as the lead or supporting lawyer in literally hundreds of family law matters, including but not limited to cases involving divorce, alimony, paternity, child support, child custody and visitation issues involving both parents and grandparents. 
She has also played a support role in a variety of criminal defense proceedings, including but not limited to cases involving alleged battery, sexual assault, and drunk driving. 
During her career, she has frequently appeared in many district, superior and family law courts, including but not limited to those courts located in: Cambridge, Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, Newburyport, Peabody, Salem, Woburn and Worcester
Sarah drafted numerous opinions that became published decisions of the court after review and edit by the Honorable Robert B. Collings.
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, Tennis, Cooking, Travel and Reading

Areas of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Divorce Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1995


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Bingham, Dana & Gould, Trial Advocate
  • Honorable Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings in Boston's Federal district court, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Current: Sits on various local boards
  • Past: handled pro bono cases for Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Past: handled pro bono family law matters by appointment of the court


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin