Wess, Sarah A.

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Address: 90 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Lawyer Firm: Goldman Law Offices
Phone: 215-348-2605
Fax: 215-348-5247
Email:
Website: https://www.goldmanlawoffices.com/

Areas of PracticeFamily Law, Criminal Law
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Sarah A. Wess has over ten years of experience in the field of criminal prosecution and served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office prior to joining the firm in October of 2012. Ms. Wess served as an Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she was responsible for the prosecution of juvenile offenders in the District for violent crime, including homicide. She also handled the District of Columbia Juvenile Drug Treatment Court. Ms. Wess also served as an Assistant District Attorney in both Westchester County and Steuben County, New York. As a prosecutor in Westchester County’s Special Prosecution Division, Ms. Wess was assigned to one of New York’s first Integrated Domestic Violence Courts and further prosecuted felony sex crimes and child abuse cases. She handled cases from arrest through jury trial, including grand jury presentment. As a prosecutor in Steuben County, Ms. Wess was responsible for the entire domestic violence caseload in the county, served as the coordinator of a multi-disciplinary Domestic Abuse Review Team and assisted in the development of the county’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. In addition to her trial litigation experience, Ms. Wess is an experienced appellate attorney and has presented oral argument before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division.

In the summer of 2015, Ms. Wess expanded her practice to include Family Law. She practices in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties.

In addition to her prosecutorial experience, Ms. Wess served as an Attorney Advisor for AEquitas, The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women. As an Attorney Advisor, Ms. Wess provided training, resource development, case consultation and technical assistance to prosecutors and allied professionals. Ms. Wess also worked as a Senior Attorney for the DNA Forensics Program at the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the research, training and technical assistance division of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), where she provided training and technical assistance to prosecutors on the legal application of DNA evidence. Ms. Wess has served as faculty for NDAA’s DNA Forensic Program, the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA) and the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW).

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