Sara Madole


Phone: 713-735-8581
Fax: 713-351-4581
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Trust and Estate Litigation
Estate Planning, Probate & Guardianship


Sara grew up in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin. Sara returned to Houston to attend law school and graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2007. She first became interested in probate and estate planning at her first law firm, where she learned that she could provide a genuine benefit to clients by guiding them through an often-intimidating probate process. After the passing of the firm’s founding partner, Sara joined a mid-sized firm downtown where she expanded her practice to include commercial litigation and business disputes. She also continued to assist clients with probate matters, including guardianships, will contests and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Sara joined Schlanger Silver in 2016, where she focuses on probate and trust litigation. She is a determined advocate for her clients and also a source of compassionate counsel, working to find practical solutions wherever possible.

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning

University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Sociology, cum laude, 2002

University of Houston Law Center

J.D., 2007

  • Family Law Clinic (partnership with AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)
  • Transactional Law Clinic
  • Lorance & Thompson Negotiation Competition, second place
  • State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • US District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • Certified Mediator, 2004
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Business Law, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law sections of Texas State Bar
  • Woodland Heights Civic Association
  • Texas Exes
  • Citizens for Animal Protection

Best Lawyers in America (Litigation – Trusts and Estates), 2022 – 2023
Best Lawyers in Texas (Litigation – Trusts and Estates), 2022 – 2023

“That’s Mine: Partition of Property in Trusts and Estates”
Presenter at the HBA Probate and Estate Section Meeting On February 27, 2018

Sara and her partner Patrick Ronan enjoy scuba diving, working on their 1920s bungalow, and chasing after their motley crew of pets.