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Sara Sencer McArdle

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Randolph, New Jersey
(973) 978-2248

Morris County New Jersey (NJ) Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Lawyer

Attorney Sara Sencer McArdle graduated from law school in 1979. Ms. McArdle worked an Assistant Prosecutor for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office for 22 years. While there, she spent a decade working as the head of the child abuse division. In 2002, after over twenty-two years of dedicated service, she moved into private practice and opened her own firm in 2005. Sara is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney. Sara McArdle has handled over one hundred jury trials and fifty bench trials in her career. That experience enables Sara to help her clients to feel at ease with the challenges of the courtroom, if you must go to trial.

Sara's family law practice includes cases involving divorce, child custody, child support and domestic violence. Her criminal practice includes dwi/dui, traffic violations, municipal court issues, and juvenile crime issues. She also handles real estate transactions and wills.

Sara McArdle's priority is with her clients. Sara works closely with each client to allow you to make a well informed decision and have realistic expectations of the potential outcomes of your legal issues.

At the Law Firm of Sara Sencer McArdle, we represent clients in municipal and criminal courts throughout the state of New Jersey . Contact our office today. Free initial consultation for most matters.


Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • State and Federal Law
  • Employment
  • Tort Litigation
  • Matrimonial

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Criminal Attorney, New Jersey, 1984
  • Criminal Attorney, New Jersey, 1991
  • Criminal Attorney, New Jersey, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Top 14% of the Class: 21st of 160 Graduates
    • Honors: Winner of the David Pugh Award
    • Honors: Student Government
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.
    • Major: Elementary Education


  • Lecturer, Skills & Methods, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1990 - Present
  • Lecturer, Child Abuse, Gambling, Search and Seizure, and Introduction to the Criminal Laws of New Jersey, New Jersey Attorney General Prosecutor's, 1990 - 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Division of Youth and Family Service Award, 1986
  • Wynona Lipman Child Advocacy Center Award, 2002
  • Nominated for Super Lawyers 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Division
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Division
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Division

Past Employment Positions

  • Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Newark, New Jersey, September 2, 1980 - November 30, 2002
  • Child Abuse Unit, Director, November 1, 1999 - November 30, 2002
  • Child Abuse Unit, Director, November 1, 1984 - October 22, 1990
  • Appellate Section, 1980 - 1981
  • Appellate Section, 1991 - 1995
  • Hon. Fred C. Galda, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980
  • Public Defender's Office, 1977 - 1979
  • Edith A. Bogert School, Upper Saddle River, NewJersey, Teacher, 1971 - 1974
  • The American School, Guadalajara, Mexico, Teacher, 1974 - 1976
  • The North American Mexican Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Mexico, Teacher
  • Law Offices Edward J. Bilinkas, Esq., 2002 - 2005
Jersey Choice | Best of NJ 2012 | New Jersey Monthly
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Law Office of Sara Sencer McArdle, LLC
8 Wood Hollow Road, Suite 5
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Phone: 973-607-2774
Phone: 973-366-5244
Toll Free: 888-449-4913
Fax: 973-366-2441
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Law Office of Sara Sencer McArdle, LLC
415 Route 10 East, Suite 5
Randolph, NJ 07869

Phone: 973-607-2774
Phone: 973-366-5244
Toll Free: 888-449-4913
Fax: 973-366-2441
Randolph Law Office
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