Liat Sadler


Liat Sadler earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan with honors and went on to pursue her Master’s degree at the London School of Economics. For several years, she managed a nonprofit organization in the Bay area and then decided to pursue a career in law. She worked as a legal assistant at a law firm working on prisoners’ rights and then was honored with a full scholarship to attend law school at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. During law school, she interned in Washington, D.C., Newark and New York City, working for a federal judge, a federal Special Master and the State Attorney’s Office.

After graduating from law school cum laude, she returned to the Bay area and opened her San Francisco family law office. Between 2013 and 2015, she was on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, serving as the committee’s Education Chair. She coordinated trainings for family lawyers in San Francisco, organizing seminars on a wide range of topics, including the intersections between bankruptcy and family law, complex tax issues in family law proceedings, the use of computer forensics in family law proceedings, child sexual abuse in custody cases, and recent updates in the law on domestic violence. She conducted trainings for family law trial lawyers about family law appeals for the Bar Association of San Francisco and the State Bar of California.

Ms. Sadler’s practice focuses on divorce, property division, characterization of complex assets such as equity compensation granted through the course of employment and business interests, child custody, child and spousal support, and drafting premarital agreements. She has successfully litigated characterization and division of equity compensation, business and art valuations and move-away child custody cases. Ms. Sadler volunteers with the San Francisco Superior Court as Volunteer Attorney of the Day, assisting the court in resolving cases. She regularly represents clients at all stages in divorce, child custody and support proceedings, litigating matters when necessary and mediating when possible. She also assists clients in determining whether they need a premarital agreement and then represents them in drafting or reviewing their agreements.

Ms. Sadler currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of her synagogue, Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco. She was born in Israel and grew up in Dallas, Texas, where she ran track and played tennis in high school, winning the Dallas Junior Varsity Tennis Doubles Championship. She loves to run and hang out with her family.

EducationJ.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2011

M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001

B.A., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2000

Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeCalifornia

Professional & Bar Association MembershipsBar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section

State Bar of California, Family Law Section

American Bar Association

Board of Trustees, Congregation Sherith Israel Synagogue of San Francisco