Sarah L. Cranston is an associate in the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation Group as well as the Estate and Trust Services Department Group. She focuses her practice on assisting families and individuals with their estate and trust planning and administration matters, as well as protecting the interests of clients, including individuals, banks, and universities, though estate and trust litigation.
Sarah began practicing law after a career as a writer and editor for ten years. Sarah’s strong writing background contributes to her skill in communicating effectively and persuasively with clients, the courts and other counsel. Prior to joining Archer, Sarah was an associate at a well-respected boutique estate planning and litigation firm where she refined her planning and litigating skills. Sarah’s broad experience in estate planning informs her choices and advice when handling estate or trust litigation, and vice versa. She regularly confronts issues in court that are the result of poor planning or planning that was not honored, and can better help her clients strategize to avoid those same kinds of issues. Her experience as a planner informs the decisions she makes and the advice she gives as a litigator.
Sarah is committed to educating others about topics related to her practice and has presented lectures and served on panels on issues related to her practice. She has also taught classes in communications and legal writing at local community colleges.
Professional and Community Involvement
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Camden County Bar Association
- Gloucester County Bar Association, Mock Trial judge, 2014-2016
- Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce
- South Jersey Legal Services, pro bono attorney
- Christ Church, Sunday School teacher, former Vestry member, Stewardship Chair, Woodbury, NJ
Publications and Presentations
- Speaker, SFSP-SJC NOVEMBER BREAKFAST MEETING, November 2019