by Melissa LaScaleia
Moore, Johnson & Saraniti is an all-female, local law firm which began in 2001. The firm practices in the areas of general litigation, estate planning, probate administration, family law, corporate, collections, community association representation, personal injury and mediation.
There are three senior partners: V. Lee Moore, Sarah A. Johnson, and Elizabeth J. Saraniti. Angela D. Harrison is a junior partner; and associate attorney, Sarah K. Stapleton, recently joined the team.
Sarah was born in Fayetteville, NC, and grew up in Wilmington. She graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville in 2015, where she studied history, and earned her law degree from Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia in 2018. She began her college career as a history education major.
“Then I took a law class and I liked the problem solving and the logic of it,” she says. “I made law my minor, and ended up at Mercer because my legal studies professor in college, who was my mentor, was an alumni there and thought it would be a good fit for me as well.”
After graduation, Sarah lived in Washington, D.C. for a while.
“I didn’t love it, though,” she says. “And I wanted to be near the coast and back South again, so I decided on Myrtle Beach. I was drawn to this firm because I liked that it is all women, and that there’s a family feel to it. It felt comfortable to me. When we first met, I could feel that they wanted me to be successful— and it felt like the right place to be.”
Sarah joined the firm in December 2020. In her law practice, she covers a little bit of everything— including estate planning, probate, corporate law, and civil litigation.
“Growing up, I was an athlete,” she says. “I am competitive and I like the activity of this profession and the feeling of accomplishment that I have from working with others and bringing their situation to completion.”
As a whole, Moore, Johnson & Saraniti can help clients to determine what they need to accomplish their goals and offer advice and solutions to get them there.
“We are committed to providing ethical representation that is responsive to our clients,” says Angela, who’s been with the firm since 2012. “We look at each individual situation, and customize what we have to offer to meet our clients’ unique needs.”
Lee Moore has been practicing law for more than thirty-two years. She takes the time to examine each person’s request more deeply, to safeguard her clients from any oversights that could land them into a quagmire at a later date.