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Family Law Attorney Rene Sandler

For a person contemplating a separation or divorce, having compassionate, knowledgeable legal advocates is essential to navigate through such a difficult process.  Those facing the difficulties of family law matters have turned to the law firm of Houlon, Berman, Finci, Levenstein, Skok & Sandler, LLC for more than forty years.

Houlon Berman is one of the most-respected family law practices in the Washington Metropolitan area. Houlon Berman prides itself in providing its clients with skillful, experienced representation to protect a spouse, parent, and children in a wide array of family law matters.  Such representation includes domestic violence, protective orders, child protective services, divorce, separation and prenuptial agreements, child custody and child support disputes, visitation, and alimony.  Houlon Berman’s family law attorneys have in depth knowledge of business-valuation matters as well as the division of substantial and complex assets.

The family law attorneys at Houlon Berman understand that a spouse or even a child in a family may struggle with substance abuse or mental health concerns.  Attorney Rene Sandler has worked with dozens of families with such issues and assists families facing the difficulties posed by substance abuse or mental health concerns. 

Results matter to Houlon Berman.  Not all clients require the intense path of litigation.  Many cases are resolved outside of court through collaborative law or alternative dispute resolution which reduces the expense and time associated with protracted litigation.  At Houlon Berman, the client works closely with the attorneys to develop a winning strategy for their case.

Houlon Berman’s family law team regularly handles all aspects of domestic relations including:

  • Alimony
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Custody
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Protective Orders
  • Separation
  • Substance Abuse
  • Visitation


Washingtonian Top Lawyers
Rene Sandler was named to Washingtonian Magazine's Top Lawyers list for 2015.
Ms. Sandler is the only female criminal defense attorney selected from Montgomery County, Maryland. Ms. Sandler was previously named to Washingtonian Magazine's Top 30 Superstar Attorneys in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Super Lawyers
Rene Sandler named
as one of the Best Attorneys
in America

Super Lawyers
Rene Sandler was named to Maryland SuperLawyers Top 50 Women 2011-2018 and Top 100 Lawyers 2011-2018.

Super Lawyers
Published in Maryland Super Lawyers 2014 - January 2014

The Humanizer
Criminal defense attorney Rene Sandler has one job: defend
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Washingtonian Top Lawyers
Rene Sandler named to Washingtonian Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2014. Rene Sandler has consistently been named each year as a top criminal defense attorney in Washingtonian Magazine's list of the area's best lawyers.

Top 30 Best Lawyers
Rene Sandler named to Washingtonian Magazine's
TOP 30 BEST LAWYERS "SUPERSTARS" of the legal community.

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney
rated by Super Lawyers

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney, Rene Sandler
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