Sara Harrington


Honest. Compassionate. Supportive. Enthusiastic. That’s what we hear about Sara Harrington. Sara has practiced law since 2002. She joined the Averett team in 2018 to practice estate and probate law.

“No one likes to think about illness or death. That’s human nature. But planning for the future is necessary. My goal is to help clients gain a feeling of control by helping them plan for the future.”

Sara grew up in Sanford, NC and earned her BA in English from Wake Forest University. She then graduated from Campbell University School of Law, before taking a job working with Rufus Edmisten. After 12 years of practicing primarily consumer bankruptcy law, Sara added estate planning and probate to her practice and it wasn’t long before it became her new love and primary area of practice. Sara always aspires to learn new areas of law and has now extended her practice to include family law.

Curriculum Vitae

Estate planning attorney Sara Harrington with Melissa Averett


Sara developed a strong sense of community involvement and giving back in the many years she served as a Girl Scout growing up.

As a teenager, her Girl Scout Gold Award project was the promotion of environmental awareness in her community. This included starting an environmental science club at her school, giving recycling talks to every group in a 3-county area that would listen, arranging for donation of saplings to all 3-6th graders in the county school system and assisting with the planning and implementation of a city-wide Earth Day Festival.

Since then Sara has volunteered with various non-profits related to issues of the environmental, youth, poverty reduction, and education. Sara currently volunteers with Sanford JobSeekers as their Facebook manager and with the Sanford Business and Professional Women as their social media chair. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning CLE Committee and a member of the 18th Judicial District Mentoring Committee.

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Sara is very fortunate to have an extensive network of friends and extended family with whom she enjoys spending time outside of work. You may find her at a concert in Carrboro, a farmer’s market in Chatham County, antiquing in Sanford, or enjoying a dinner party with friends. Her interests are wide and varied.

Sara volunteers with several organizations that support the arts, women’s issues, and advocacy for people with mental illness.

AVVO Profile


Averett Family Law was great to work with to complete our estate planning documents. They are personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend their services.

Ajay Patel
Ajay Patel

Sarah Harrington was very professional and helpful.

Tim H.
Tim Hinson

The legal insurance plan through my employer suggested Averett Family Law when we had to do future legacy planning for my parents. After reading the prior Yelp reviews before mine, we decided on this firm.

We found attorney, Sara Harrington, very easy to work with and also patient when my mother still needed time to review paperwork. Kasey was also helpful and timely with responses. They treated us with respect. I highly recommend them for estate planning. The motto on their website, which is a good summary, is “caring | efficient | fierce”. Love it!

Joy T.
Joy Toro

“Ms. Harrington took my case and had everything resolved in a matter of a few days. She answered all my calls and explained everything to me that I needed to know. She is an excellent attorney that I will hire again and recommend to anyone that is in need of a good attorney. I can’t thank her enough for being there when we needed her. “