Sarah Cary was born and raised in Plano, Texas. She graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from Denton’s own University of North Texas and went on to earn her J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. During law school, Sarah participated in several student organizations, and oversaw an organization called P.L.A.Y., Presenting Legal Activities to Youth. By the time she graduated law school, she obtained over 1600 pro bono hours, receiving the Equal Justice Award for the entire graduating class. Sarah has been on the Texas A&M University School of Law’s Alumni Board of Directors for the last six years and is also on the Alumni Awards Committee.
Sarah started her legal career at the Collin County District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney in the Family Justice Division, specifically the CPS section, working in family law. She worked to help families during difficult times by protecting children and assisting in reuniting families, if possible. “There is nothing better than uniting a family after a tough time”, she says. Sarah held this position for over 7 years before transitioning to KoonsFuller’s Denton office in 2021. She has an in-depth understanding of how trauma and change has an effect on children and will use this knowledge to assist families in family law matters. As a mother of a child with special needs, Sarah has the knowledge and understanding of families with children of special needs and advocating for those issues. She is a hard working, dedicated attorney but can be compassionate and tough when needed. Her goal is to work with families to get through a difficult time and give them peace, she isn’t afraid to fight the tough fight. She will work hard to give you the best representation you deserve and is honored to be a part of the group of attorneys at KoonsFuller.
Sarah has been married to her husband, Justin, for over 10 years. They have two children, Jack and Chloe. In her free time, Sarah is a fitness instructor and promotes exercise to maintain good mental and overall health.
Education & Admissions
- Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D., 2013
- University of North Texas, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2010
- Licensed in Texas
Honors & Awards
- Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honors Society
Publications & Presentations
- Speaker, Issues of Domestic Violence in CPS Cases and in Personal Life, Texas A&M University School of Law Domestic Violence Panel
- Panel Speaker, CASA-Speaking to prospective CASA volunteers of the role of a CPS Assistant District Attorney and issues in CPS cases
- Panel Speaker, Collin County Council on Family Violence-Speaking as to the effects of domestic violence on children, what to watch for, and how to gain understanding to assist these children