Sarah M. Brady

Sarah Brady joined James, McElroy & Diehl in 2004 and became a partner in the firm in 2009. She practices domestic law, focusing on issues related to premarital agreements, separation agreements, child custody and support, spousal support, and equitable distribution. She has served as a volunteer attorney for the Council for Children’s Rights and is a graduate of the 2009 Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute. Sarah is a certified family financial mediator.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sarah earned her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. While in law school, Sarah was an editor of the Cornell Law Review, a law clerk at the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic, and a research assistant to Professor Martha Albertson Fineman, director of Cornell University’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project.

Academic Background

  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2004
  • B.A., Political Science and Women’s Studies, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Graduate of the 2009 Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute

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