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  • Rene Sandler, Esq. writes featured article for Maryland State Family Law attorneys on Child Protective Services ("CPS") and how CPS impacts a family law case. read article

  • Rene Sandler taught a Continuing Legal Education for the Montgomery County Bar Association class on the topic of MVA and DUI Nuts and Bolts for new practitioners or established practitioners interested in learning the nuts and bolts of DUI cases and MVA hearings in the State of Maryland.

  • Rene Sandler, Esq. publishes article for family law practitioners in the State of Maryland entitled, "Protective Order Litigation: Consequences in a Changing World." This article was published by the Section Council of the Section of Family & Juvenile Law, Maryland State Bar Association, February 2009 Newsletter.
    Read Article (PDF)

  • Rene Sandler, Esq. Speaks to Sherwood High School Parents and Students on Teen Driving
    Rene Sandler, Esq. was part of a panel on March 9, 2009 who spoke about teen driving at Sherwood High School in Olney, Maryland. Ms. Sandler regularly represents young drivers and adults on driving related matters in courts and at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Ms. Sandler provided important information to the attendees on proposed changes in the law affecting young drivers, current laws affecting young drivers, and laws regarding young drivers and alcohol. Ms. Sandler also addressed liability concerns for parents of young drivers. The panel also included a police officer and insurance representative. Ms. Sandler regularly speaks to parents and students throughout Montgomery County on a variety of topics and Chairs the prestigious School Education Committee for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation.

  • NOT GUILTY! On charges against a 43 year old man for "furnishing alcohol" to a minor read article

    Bethesda Featured Lawyer
  • Rene Sandler was featured in the March/April 2009 issue of Bethesda Magazine
    Read her featured lawyer article (PDF)

    Washingtonian's Best Maryland Lawers
  • The Washingtonian Magazine
    December 2007
    Rene Sandler was listed as a top trial lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine's December 2007 edition.
    This list includes the top 1% of attorneys in 28 legal specialties.

  • Rene Sandler, Esq. and Montgomery County Police Forensic Technician Kimberly Clements taught a forensic science and DNA class for the third grade at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Gaithersburg, MD. The students learned about forensic evidence techniques in solving crimes and used their knowledge to help solve a crime. The students enjoyed participating in the mock crime and seeing how evidence is collected and used in solving crimes.

  • Rene Sandler writes featured article in The Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD Newsletter
    "You Can Make A Difference"
    A year ago I was appointed to Chair the Bar Foundation's School Education Committee. The Committee partners with Montgomery County Public Schools to provide cutting edge programs to parents and students. Anew year is ahead of us and we again need volunteers. I challenge you Bar Members, Judges, Law Clerks, Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Solos, Firms to give of yourself in terms of both a commitment to our Bar program and in dedicating just a few hours of your time to share in educating students and parents. read more

    On May 29, 2008 after a criminal trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland a jury found Rene Sandler's client NOT GUILTY on all 8 counts.

  • Rene Sandler Receives Prestigous Award for the Montgomery County Bar
    Foundation School Education Committee

    At the Montgomery County Bar Association Law Day on May 2, 2008 Rene Sandler received an award for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation School Education Committee. Ms. Sandler is the Chair of the prestigious School Education Committee which provides programs for students and parents in Montgomery County Public Schools. As the Chair of this Committee, Ms. Sandler regularly participates in the Montgomery County Public Schools Parent Academy providing informative programs for parents on youthful drivers, drinking and driving, alcohol and drugs and youthful offenders, gangs, forensics, and an overview of the legal system. In addition, Ms. Sandler provides speakers for Career Day in schools throughout Montgomery County on a variety of subjects.

  • Recent Coram Nobis Victory at Sandler Law LLC
    Sandler Law LLC filed a Coram Nobis Petition on behalf of a client in Immigration and Customs Enforcement Custody facing imminent removal to Uganda for three paraphernalia convictions. Sandler Law LLC accepted representation for the Coram Nobis proceeding and successfully argued that the Client’s constitutional rights were violated where the guilty plea litany in a prior proceeding was defective. As a result, immigration proceedings were terminated and the Client was ultimately released from immigration custody.

  • Rene Sandler was part of a distinguished panel of judges and family law attorneys who taught a continuing education course to family law practitioners through the Montgomery County Bar Association on the topic of Domestic Violence. Ms. Sandler shared practice tips and experience as a criminal defense attorney handling such cases. Ms. Sandler regularly handles Protective Order and Domestic Violence cases throughout the State of Maryland. As part of her practice, in addition to handling domestic violence criminal cases, Ms. Sandler consults with domestic attorneys dealing with domestic violence issues in custody and divorce cases.

  • Rene Sandler accepted a certificate of appreciation from Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry Weast at a Press Conference on October 17, 2007.  At the Press Conference, Superintendent Weast acknowledged the partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Bar Foundation and Bar Association for their participation with the MCPS Parent Academy.  Rene Sandler is the Chair of the Bar Foundation School Education Committee.

  • Rene Sandler along with colleagues from the legal community and police department taught a fingerprint and DNA class for 3rd graders in Montgomery County.  The students had just finished learning about fingerprints in their science curriculum.

  • Rene Sandler argued on behalf of John Hall before a three judge panel in Montgomery County Circuit Court on October 26, 2007 asking that Hall’s mandatory five year sentence be stricken.  Sandler was successful in obtaining a modification of Hall’s sentence with the panel unanimously agreeing to strike the mandatory sentence for Mr. Hall.  John Hall plead guilty in April, 2007 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after his eight year old son took the firearm to a daycare he was attending and shot a seven year old girl.  Hall’s case received national attention.

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“The family hired a new legal team, headed by Rene Sandler, a powerhouse attorney and constitutional crusader well known in D.C. circles as a tenacious thorn in the side of law enforcement, even though she herself is a former prosecutor.” 
~ When They Come For You, David Kirby

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

Super Lawyers
Rene Sandler was named to Maryland SuperLawyers 2011-2021,
Top 50 Women
2011-2018, 2020, 2021
Top 100 Lawyers
2011-2018, 2020, 2021

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
Published in Maryland Super Lawyers 2014 - January 2014. The Humanizer
Criminal defense attorney Rene Sandler has one job: defend. View article

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