sarah creem

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Named “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Co-Chair of Family Law Section, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-07
  • Member, Family Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • YLS Membership Committee, Multnomah Bar Association, 2010-12
  • YLS Pro Bono Committee, Multnomah Bar Association, 2004-07
  • Trained as Court Appointed Special Advocate for children
  • Speaker, “Collaborative Law in Oregon Family Law,” 2012 National Forum and Education Conference
  • OAFLAP Speaker, Lewis and Clark Law School, panel on Family Law, 2007-10
  • Speaker, “Nuts and Bolts of Family Law,” Oregon State Bar OLND Section, 2009
  • Author, “Helping Your Teen Cope With Your Divorce,” Portland Family Magazine, January 2013

Civic Involvement

  • Race for Justice Committee Member for St. Andrew Legal Clinic, 2006-present
  • Justice Advocate, International Justice Mission, 2004-12
  • Family law night clinic volunteer, St. Andrew Legal Clinic

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Grandparent rights
  • Custody / parenting time
  • Representing children
  • Paternity
  • Divorces involving complex financial and/or business issues
  • Contempt
  • Child Support
  • Modification of Judgments
  • Family law trial attorney
  • Resolution of family law cases through alternative dispute resolution models, including mediation, collaborative divorces, and settlement conferences

Education and State Bar Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Michigan Law School, 2002
    Admitted to the Michigan State Bar 2002-03
  • Admitted to the Oregon State Bar 2003 – Present
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, Walsh College, 1999

Biography

Sarah Creem is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Following graduation Sarah worked as a Henry Bates Fellow in Manila, Philippines assisting in the prosecution of sex traffickers with the human rights organization, International Justice Mission. After moving to Portland with her husband in Fall 2002, Sarah joined St. Andrew Legal Clinic and represented low-income clients in their restraining order and family law matters.

Sarah practiced as an associate attorney at Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe P.C for eight years. Sarah is an ardent advocate working to maximize each client’s strength and security during the family law case. In addition, she stays focused on helping clients minimize the harm to their children through the litigation process. During her free time you will find her chasing her two daughters or blazing other trails through Oregon’s epic scenery.

Phone: 503.224.9878
Email: screem@holteylaw.com