About Sarina

Sarina Hager is an experienced, passionate attorney who proudly serves the Tyler, TX and East Texas community. Unlike some attorneys who don’t see the heart behind the dispute, Sarina takes a different approach to the legal process. She doesn’t just see cases and courtrooms; she sees people, and she has a deep desire to help them.

As a Tyler attorney, Sarina Hager has been licensed to practice since 1993. Having spent the past 12 years in the city of Tyler, Sarina loves the Tyler community and is happy to serve its members. 

Sarina has many years of experience as an attorney, and she’s practiced across several branches of the law. For example, some of her earliest experiences as an attorney included practicing corporate law for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Though Sarina primarily practices family law now, she pulls from all of her experiences as she fights for children and families.

In addition to her decades of legal experience, Sarina brings plenty of other relevant experience to the table, including: 

  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Leadership Training 
  • Christian Ministry 
  • Fundraising and Event Planning 
  • Foster Parenting 
  • PTA Leadership 

All of these experiences inform Sarina’s work as an attorney, a leader, and a shepherd for her community. 

Sarina’s Practice 

Sarina Hager practices three areas of law: wills and estate planning, school law, and family law. 

Wills and Estate Planning 

Drafting a will can be a complex process, whether you’re drawing up a will for the first time or making modifications to an existing will. You have a lot of factors to consider, and you want to divide your assets in the fairest and least complicated way possible. Meanwhile, planning your estate can also be an emotional process. Nobody enjoys thinking about what will happen after they’re gone. 

When you’re ready to draft your will and plan your estate, you need an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of this process and can help you navigate those complexities. That’s why Sarina’s clients recommend her for estate planning. She understands the ins and outs of the process, and she approaches that process with compassion. 

School Law 

School law includes any rules, laws, and codes of conduct that surround public school education. Sarina represents clients whose cases involve school law. She brings her experience as an attorney, a PTA president, and a school curriculum researcher into her school law practice. 

Family Law 

Family law is Sarina’s biggest focus and passion. Her family law practice includes all of the following areas: 

  • Adoptions 
  • Stepparent adoptions 
  • Divorce 
  • Child custody disputes 
  • Modifications of existing child custody agreements 
  • SAPCR (suit affecting the parent-child relationship) 
  • CPS investigations and child reunification efforts 
  • Ad-Litem and Amicus services 

Family law is perhaps the most complex form of law. When legal cases involve children and families, the people affected by the suit need a strong but caring attorney who values peace but is also not afraid to fight. Sarina’s wisdom and compassion have made her a highly-sought-after choice when it comes to family law. That’s why many of her clients have recommended her to others. 

Child Advocacy Always 

When you look for an attorney who practices family law, you want someone who values family and children above everything else. As a mom of six, Sarina is passionate about child advocacy. In fact, child advocacy is in everything Sarina does, even when she’s off the clock. When representing you or your family, Sarina will always put your children’s best interests first. Her biggest concern in any family law situation is what’s best for the children. 

An Attorney With a Compassionate Approach 

Whether practicing family law, school law, or will and estate planning, Sarina takes a compassionate approach to everything she does. Most of the people who approach Sarina are going through a difficult time — often the most difficult time of their lives. That’s why Sarina approaches each of her clients with the listening ear and care that they deserve. Sarina sees herself as more than an attorney; Sarina is an advocate. 

Contact Sarina for a Consultation 

When hiring an attorney, sometimes the biggest step is making that first phone call. Get in touch with Sarina today to get started with your consultation. Sarina will take the time to get to know you and understand your situation. 

What our clients say

We were apprehensive when we learned you would not be handling Ashley’s court appearance last Friday and Cary Christie would be handling the hearing. Our apprehension proved to be unfounded. Cary did an exemplary job. Prior to the hearing, she spent considerable time getting to know Ashley and the details of the case. As to be expected, Ashley was very nervous about appearing in Court and telling her story to the Judge. Cary put her at ease and helped Ashley get through what was a very emotional and very stressful situation for her.
We were well pleased.

-Richard Perryman
*Client's name has been changed for confidentiality.

I do not even know where to begin when it come to!! SHE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Her heart and soul is so dedicated to get down to the bottom of any problem that pops up!! She was born to do this career & I would be in total loss if I didn’t find her!!! She pushes me to keep going when I couldn’t find the strength!! She never gave up on me , which made me never give up on my self!! I love here momma pep talks!! They are so inspirational to me!! She really does speak from the heart
I can never thank you enough for all that you have done and all that we still have left to do!! I appreciate you more than words could ever begin to explain!!!!
If you are considering an attorney, with out a doubt chooses Sarina!! I can promise she will not fail you!!!
She’s in it for the long run & won’t stop until she gets the problem fixed.

-Destiney Ealy

I absolutely recommend Sarina Hager! She has been the best to work with, she is amazing at her job and not only do you get a lawyer but you get a friend who cares and checks in.

-Kendale Barker

Sarina has been a BLESSING to my family. She is a wonderful attorney who has handled my case with compassion and fought fiercely to ensure my son’s safety. Sarina truly cares about her clients and what they are going through. She has always thought of what’s best for my son before we take any actions. Her knowledge and experience in family law makes a huge difference, she knows when to compromise and when it’s not an option. Because of her dedication and passion in advocating for children, my son is protected. I can’t express enough how amazing of a person she is. Sarina was there to comfort me and help me be strong in a heartbreaking situation. She has been our saving grace in a very difficult time. I feel confident and ready to take on anything with her in my corner!!

I highly recommend Sarina Hager and Hager Law Firm!!! They have truly made a difference in our lives!!

-Stacey Delana

I feel so blessed to have had Sarina work on my divorce case. She did beyond an amazing job! She took the time to stop and explain every single thing that was thrown at me. I’m forever grateful for her. I will always want her on my side!

-Allikator Cevens

Sarina Hager has been an exemplary attorney and advocate for us and our son when going through custody court. She maintains a professional yet compassionate demeanor and will work long hours to prepare for court. She exceeded our expectations when we were unexpectedly taken back to court for a custody modification suit. A suit in which we ended up going from a 50/50 order and with her help we ended up with primary custody and serving the best interest of our son!

-Mark Davis

I recently went through a divorce and we chose to hire Sarina as our attorney. She actually just represented me but my ex-husband and I had pretty well agreed on everything upfront so Sarina was kind enough to meet with both of us each time. Sarina was so sweet and caring and made the process as painless as possible. Everything was done in a timely manner and she was very detail-oriented, addressing each one of our needs. We really appreciated her kindness, professionalism, and advice. Divorce is so difficult, no matter the circumstance and I’m so glad that I chose Sarina to represent me during this time as it was a perfect fit.

-Kelly Brooks

I hired Sarina very quickly after an unexpected custody modification. I was terrified and worried and Sarina was so understanding. She fit me in to have an appointment and then worked non-stop to help me through a very scary process. She advocated strongly for me and my children. She always had their best interest at heart and always reassured me when I had my moments of fear and doubt. She was responsive and would even email me on weekends or after hours as needed. She is very detail oriented and helped me catch little details in our orders to protect me and my children from future litigation. She advocated for me very well in mediation and helped me to understand the ins and outs of my custody orders so I could continue to protect myself and my children. She was well prepared and kept a case file with her when we were in mediation. I would absolutely recommend others in the situation I was in to contact Sarina. She helped me through a very painful and scary time in my life with compassion and understanding and she fought for me and my children with dignity.


If you want a smart, kind, driven, and wise attorney then search no further. Sarina Hagar was a huge blessing for our family. Her faith in the Lord was evident in how she treated us and our son. She handled our case as if it was the only one she had. She made us feel like a priority and was always prepared. She has excellent court decorum and made sure her voice was heard. We were confident that whatever decision she made was not taken lightly and had been prayed over. Our situation was extremely difficult and had lots of challenges. Sarina was there and helped guide us through the hardest season of our lives. We will always be grateful for the role Sarina played in our case. I would highly recommend Sarina.

-Andrew & Heather DeVille