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Sara Stout Ashcraft

Sara Stout Ashcraft is well known and respected for her legal practice and community service in the areas of matrimonial and family law. With a background in psychology and sociology, she is sensitive to the emotional and family dynamics, as well as the financial and legal aspects, involved in divorce, child custody, and other areas of family law. She writes a column about matrimonial and family law issues for The Daily Record (Rochester, NY legal newspaper) and is a sought-after speaker on the subject by bar associations and other groups. Sara provides reliable, practical, and affordable legal guidance through even the most complex divorce, child custody and visitation issues.

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  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., cum laude, 1995
    • Buffalo Law Review, 1993-1995
    • Milton Frey Award in Family Law, 1995
  • Marshall University, M.A. (clinical psychology), 1978
  • Concord University, B.A. (psychology and sociology, summa cum laude), 1975

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996
  • West Virginia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1996


  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (President, 2006-07)
  • Monroe County Bar Association (Trustee, 2003-05; Executive Committee, 2003-04; Public Education Committee, Past Chair, Unlawful Practice of Law Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Seventh Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee
  • West Virginia Bar Association


Please click on the links below to read a few of Sara’s articles published in the Rochester, NY legal newspaper, The Daily Record:




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