About Sara Turner

"Every client’s situation should be handled with compassion and care."

A voice of reason in a trying time.

Sara A. Turner has spent most of her legal career protecting her client’s rights in all courts in South Carolina. Sara founded her firm with the belief that no case is too big or too small, and every client’s situation should be handled with compassion and care. Her grit, organization, and ability to understand her client’s needs make her an outstanding advocate.

Sara has handled cases in Magistrate Court, Municipal Court, General Sessions, Family Court, Common Pleas, and Federal Court. She has made nearly 400 court appearances in her years practicing criminal defense. She has handled Minor in Possession tickets, Fake ID tickets, DUI’s, CDV’s, Drug charges ranging from Simple Possession to Trafficking, Assault charges ranging from Simple Assault to Murder, and Property Crime Offenses ranging from Shoplifting to Burglary.


College of Charleston (B.A. in Communication, 2008)
Charleston School of Law (J.D., 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina

  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

In her experience with Family Law, Sara has guided her clients through simple and complex custody and divorce cases. She has also served as a Guardian ad Litem for several cases. Sara wrote an article published in Facts and Findings that detailed parental alienation, which has become a more prevalent issue in custody cases. Through her work fighting big insurance companies, Sara has successfully helped her clients facing personal injury suits.

Upon graduating from the College of Charleston in 2008 with a degree in Communications, Sara attended the Charleston School of Law and earned her J.D. in 2011. While attending the Charleston School of Law, she clerked at Bluestein, Johnson & Burke, LLC and Rosen, Rosen, & Hagood, LLC.

Upon being sworn into the South Carolina Bar, Sara worked as an associate attorney at a firm focusing on criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. She continued that focus at McCoy & Stokes, LLC where she worked as an associate attorney from 2013 until 2018. Sara is a Past President of the Charleston Lawyers Club and is a member of the South Carolina Bar and Charleston County Bar. Sara grew up in Bluffton, South Carolina and has lived in Charleston since 2005.

In The Community

2021 Best Family Law Attorney – Charleston City Paper
2020 Best Family Law Attorney – Charleston City Paper
2019 Best Family Law Attorney (Runner-Up) – Charleston City Paper
2019 Charleston Choice Award (Runner-Up) – Post & Courier
Mentor through Law Links Mentorship Program – Charleston School of Law
Public Defender – City of Hanahan
Presenter of “Tips for Practice in the Courtroom as Well as in Your Office” – Criminal Law Society at Charleston School of Law and Legal Skills at Charleston School of Law
Volunteered for the S.C. Bar Ask a Lawyer Event
Nearly 500 Court Appearances

In The Press


Charleston Post & Courier


May 21, 2018: Charleston-area memos and distinctions


April 25, 2018: Quintin’s Close-Ups: Sara Turner


May 2018: Accolades & Announcements


 College of Charleston Greek Officer Training to all of the new Green Life Social Chairs in 2017Accolades & Announcements

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