Sandra   Brooks
Principal

Contact

Phone: 240.507.1716
Fax: 240.507.1735
Mailing: 4800 Montgomery Lane ,
9th Floor , Bethesda , MD   20814
Linkedin: Sandra Brooks

PRACTICE FOCUS

Sandra (Sandy) Brooks’ practice focuses on all aspects of family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody/visitation, family mediation, spousal/child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Sandy's other areas of deep knowledge and experience include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings. Sandy is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers which places her in the top 5% of family law attorneys in the United States.

Ms. Brooks handles cases throughout all counties in Maryland.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Bethesda Magazine Top Attorneys, Family Law (recognition honors the region’s most respected legal practitioners, as chosen by their peers), 2019
  • Named to the "Best Lawyers in America" listing in the Family Law category 2015, 2018-2020
  • Named to the "Best Lawyers in America" listing in the Family Law Arbitration category in 2018-2020
  • Daily Record Leading Women, 2014
  • Maryland Rising Star, selected by Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers

PREVIOUS WORK

Prior to law school, Ms. Brooks was a judicial intern for the Honorable John Turnbull, II, the Baltimore County Circuit Court administrative judge. During law school, Ms. Brooks served as a law clerk for the Law Office of William H. Roberge, Jr. Thereafter, she began her legal career as a tax controversy associate in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Brooks was a family law associate with Ms. Hepfer for two years prior to the affiliation of the Law Office of Cheryl Lynn Hepfer with Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law.

PUBLICATIONS

Offit Kurman Attorney Sandra Brooks Named To Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers

AWARDS

Best Lawyers Logo with colors of Gray and Big Red letters
Logo of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers colors of dark blue and red

Practice Areas

Additional Practice Areas

  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of Baltimore
  • B.S. (magna cum laude), Towson University
  • Maryland

Activities

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Faculty, AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop, 2016-2017
  • Co-Chair Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland, Family Law Section, 2015-2017
  • Co-Founder Living With Childhood Leukemia Foundation - 501 (c) (3) Organization
  • Co-Chair, Law Day, Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland, Family Law Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association,
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Member, Inns of Court
  • Volunteer, Maryland New Directions
  • Program Chair, Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland, Family Law Section, 2014
  • Room Parent for Bunnies, The Goddard School
  • Smart CEO Power Player, 2014

Posts

"When an Ordinary Family Lawyer Isn’t Enough"

There’s no such thing as an “ordinary” divorce. That being said, it’s fair to call some divorces extraordinary—for the extraordinary…

"Avoid Future Arguments with Your Ex By Using A Parenting Plan"

Divorce can mark the end of a conflict or the beginning of many more. The difference frequently comes down to…

"Family Law Recap: How to Handle an Angry Spouse"

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Those are the five stages of grief, as identified by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her…

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