Sarah Kirschbaum Associate
Sarah Kirschbaum advises clients on a wide range of family law matters, including high-net-worth divorces, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, paternity and legitimation matters, and child custody and support disputes.
Sarah’s interests and career have always centered around advocating for the well-being of children and families. Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Georgia, where she graduated cum laude. She earned her Master of Education degree in child studies from Vanderbilt University. She earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology and president of the Jewish Law Association.
Before first joining Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery as a summer associate law clerk during law school, Sarah was an advocate volunteer at Court Appointed Special Advocates. Her experience also includes composing legislative guidance and policy briefs for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.
During law school, Sarah gained valuable advocacy experience while working in the Domestic and Sexual Violence Clinic at UNC Law, where she represented clients in cases involving domestic violence, protective orders, child custody and child support, divorce and Title IX issues. She also provided more than 100 hours of pro bono service hours to a range of organizations and causes, including the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, the Wake County District Attorney’s Jail Call Project, the Driver’s License Restoration Project, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and advocacy for a childcare grant through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Originally from Atlanta, Sarah now resides in Buckhead and enjoys trying new fitness classes, making charcuterie boards and spending time with her golden retriever, Charlotte.
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2021
- M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, 2018
B.S., cum laude, University of Georgia, 2016
- State Bar of Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
- North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Board of Advisors
- Certificate of Merit, Interviewing and Client Counseling, UNC Law 2020
- Dean’s Fellow, UNC Law 2019-2021
- Sarah Kirschbaum, Who Gets the Frozen Embryos During a Divorce? A Case for the Contemporaneous Consent Approach, 21 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 113 (2019).
- Kirschbaum, S., McCollister, C., Drake-Croft, J., O’Neal, L., Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Promoting Better Outcomes Through Research-based Alternative Strategies. (2018).
- Kirschbaum, S., McCollister, C., Drake-Croft, J., O’Neal, L., Social and Emotional Competence: Why It’s Vital for Life Success. (2018).