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Rene Sandler was named to Maryland SUPER LAWYERS™ 2014 TOP 50 WOMEN LAWYERS AND TOP 100 LAWYERS.

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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.

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TOP 30 BEST LAWYERS "SUPERSTARS" of the legal community.

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RENE SANDLER NAMED
TOP CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
IN WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE'S
TOP TRIAL LAWYERS EDITION.

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Rene Sandler wins victory in religious freedom case
in a published opinion
by the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Maryland's highest appellate court recognized that the trial judge had abused her discretion in denying the Plaintiff, an Orthodox Jewish man, an accommodation to strictly observe his religion during the trial which would have required a brief suspension of the trial. "This opinion recognizes a person's right to freely observe his religion and requires that the court put such observance before any administrative inconvenience of the court," says Sandler. View PDF

Super LawyersRene Sandler, Esq. has been recognized on Wikipedia for uncovering police brutality in a case that received international attention. Ms. Sandler's client was beaten and then wrongfully charged by police following the Maryland vs. Duke Men's basketball game at the University of Maryland last year. All charged were dropped against Rene Sandler's client. read article

Super LawyersRene Sandler has been named to 2011 Super Lawyers® in Maryland which represents the exclusive honor of inclusion to the State's top 5% of lawyers in the State of Maryland.

Watch Rene Sandler live as an in studio guest with Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler on NBC 4 News at 11:00 p.m. July 6, 2011.

Rene Sandler provides expert legal analysis
on Casey Anthony verdict

Rene Sandler appeared as an in studio guest on NBC4 in Washington DC on July 5th and 6th for the live television news broadcasts. See www.nbcwashington.com. Ms. Sandler has also appeared as a talk radio show guest accross the country, providing legal analysis on the verdict and can be heard on KOOL 105 with guest hosts Steve McCoy and Stephanie McHugh in Denver, CO and the Mancow Show.

Rene Sandler on the Radio Providing
Legal Analysis on Charlie Sheen

Rene Sandler says that "The clear deterioration of Mr. Sheen in his interviews and self-made video distributed by him makes clear the need for the court's intervention to protect his minor children."

Rene Sandler has provided expert legal analysis on national radio shows on the impact of Charlie Sheen's interviews and conduct on his ability to obtain custody of his children and in the defense of the restraining order against him. Rene Sandler is an expert in child protective services investigations and regularly represents clients in those investigations and in restraining orders and criminal matters.

Listen to Rene Sandler provide expert legal analysis on Charlie Sheen in an interview with WVNN, Huntsville, Alabama

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Listen to Rene Sandler's interview regarding custody issues for Charlie Sheen on John Brown's Mindset

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Rene Sandler provides expert legal analysis on grand jury investigation of pro football player Albert Haynesworth.

Rene Sandler and Gloria AllredRene Sandler and her co-counsel attorney Gloria Allred represent the family of Brian Betts who was robbed and murdered in his home in April, 2010. Alante Saunders, the man who pulled the trigger and killed Brian Betts was sentenced on November 23, 2010 to serve 40 years in prison. Following Saunders' sentencing, the family of Brian Betts spoke publicly for the first time and talked about the devastating impact Brian's death has had on them.

  • Plagued by homicides, Silver Spring home for sale
    TBD.com • May 26, 2011 • read article
  • Murder house for sale: Would YOU buy a home where three people were killed in a decade?
    DailyMail.co.uk • May 27, 2011 • read article
  • Homicide House on the Market in Silver Spring
    NBCWashington.com • May 26, 2011 • read article
  • D.C. man sentenced to 18 months after pleading guilty as accessory after the fact in Betts murder
    Gazette.net • April 1, 2011 • read article
  • DCPS budget: The Brian Betts effect
    WashingtonPost.com • March 10, 2011 • read article
  • Final suspect in Brian Betts murder case expected to plead guilty Wednesday
    Gazette.net • January 26, 2011 • read article
  • Family of slain gay principal pushes hate crime prosecution
    WashingtonBlade.com • December 16, 2010 • read article
  • Was Slain Principal Targeted Because He Was Gay?
    NBCWashington.com • December 7, 2010 • read article
  • Gloria Allred meets with DoJ about Brian Betts' death 1207
    Brightcove.com • December 7, 2010 • watch video
  • Rene Sandler and her co-counsel Gloria Allred met with Justice Department attorneys to urge them to prosecute Brian Betts' killers.
    WUSA9.com • December 7, 2010 • watch video
  • Gloria Allred and Betts family attorney Rene Sandler meet with Justice Department
    MetroWeekly.com • December 7, 2010 • WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE
  • 3rd suspect pleads in Betts slaying
    Washintgonpost.com • November 30, 2010 • read article
  • District man pleads guilty as accessory in murder
    of popular D.C. principal and Silver Spring man

    Gazette.net • December 1, 2010 • read article
  • Third man enters guilty plea in Betts Murder
    WTOP.com • November 30, 2010 • read article
  • Third Guilty Plea Due in Brian Betts Murder
    WTOP.com • November 25, 2010 • read article
  • Slain Principal's Family on Killer's Sentence
    NBCWashington.com • November 24, 2010 • watch video
  • Triggerman Sentenced in Principal Murder
    NBCWashington.com • November 23, 2010 • watch video
  • New Allegations in Beloved Principal Murder Sentencing
    WUSA9.com • November 23, 2010 • watch video
  • Alante Saunders guilty plea Brian Betts murder 1108
    TBD.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Alante Saunders Pleads Guilty in Murder of Principal Brian Betts
    MyFoxDC.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Gunman Pleads Guilty in Principal Death
    NBCWashington.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Alante Saunders Pleads Guilty in Murder of Principal Brian Betts
    MyFoxDC.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Gunman Pleads Guilty in D.C. Principal's Death
    NBCWashington.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Guilty plea expected in murder of D.C. principal
    WTop.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Man pleads guilty in Betts slaying
    WashingtonPost.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Teen admits to killing D.C. principal
    WashingtonExaminer.com • November 8, 2010 • read article
  • Shaw Middle School Principal Brian Betts Found Dead in Silver Spring Home, SUV Missing
    CBSNews.com • April 16, 2010 • read article
  • New lead in murdered principal case
    AC360.blogs.cnn.com • April 19, 2010 • read article
  • Details Emerge in Slaying of 'Inspirational' DC Principal
    AOLNews.com • April 20, 2010 • read article
  • Honor Brian Betts-Stay Honest On Student Success
    TheWashingtonTeacher.blogspot.com • April 20, 2010 • read article
  • We Want Justice for Brian Betts!
    NancyGrace.blogs.cnn.com • April 26, 2010 • read article
  • Suspects in D.C. principal Brian Betts's slaying have criminal records
    Washingtonpost.com • May 5, 2010 • read article
  • We Want Justice Update: Arrests in Murder of Brian Betts!
    NancyGrace.blogs.cnn.com • May 7, 2010 • read article

Prosecutor drops case against Rene Sandler's client, a University of Maryland student wrongfully charged by police following the MD/Duke Men's basketball game on March 3, 2010.
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SEE RENE SANDLER INTERVIEWED ON WRC TV 4.
Rene Sandler represents one of two teens charged in explosives case
that drew international attention.
NBCWashington.com • September 23, 2009

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.



Rene Sandler represented one of two teens charged in bombmaking case that drew international attention. In response to the entry of a guilty plea by the Co-Defendant Rene Sandler said, “"Both boys have accepted responsibility for their involvement in a very serious case and can now begin to get on with their lives." read article

Maryland Criminal AttorneyCharges Dropped in Case
Involving U-Md. Student

Rene Sandler was instrumental in having charges dropped against her client where police and prosecutors refused to turn over critical evidence. Sandler said, “It’s disgraceful that no one was interested in investigating. No one was interested in finding out the truth,” referring to police and prosecutors. read article

READ ABOUT RENE SANDLER IN THE NEWS
Archives: 200720082009

  • Rene Sandler '94 Top 30 Lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine
    University of the District of Columbia • November 28, 2011 • read article
  • Motive Setback for Prosecution in Lululemon Slaying
    NBCWashington.com • October 31, 2011 • watch video
  • Second Week of Testimony in Lululemon Murder Trial
    NBCWashington.com • October 31.2011 • read article
  • Woman accused of killing Lululemon coworker heads to trial
    WashingtonExaminer.com • October 23, 2011 • read article
  • Two Cops Indicted in Alleged UMD Beating
    NBCWashington.com • September 21, 2011 • read article
  • Germantown Man Sentenced in Violent Robbery Spree
    Germantown.Patch.com • July 1, 2011 • read article
  • Woman sentenced in '09 Md. murder
    Washingtonpost.com • November 30, 2010 • read article
  • Potomac teenager receives life sentence for murder
    Gazette.net • October 6, 2010 • read article
  • Potomac teenager receives life sentence for murder
    Gazette.net • September 29, 2010 • read article
  • Md. teen pleads guilty in salesman's death
    Washingtonpost.com • September 29, 2010 • read article
  • Teen gets 25 years for shovel murder
    Washingtonpost.com • September 29, 2010 • read article
  • Potomac teens planned to rob, kill car salesman
    Gazette.net • August 4, 2010 • read article
  • Potomac teen pleads guilty in slaying of car salesman last year
    Washingtonpost.com • July 29, 2010 • read article
  • Probation for co-defendant in Bethesda bomb case
    Washingtonpost.com • May 27, 2010 • read article
  • Montgomery teen Patrick Yevsukov avoids jail time in bomb-making case
    Washingtonpost.com • May 27, 2010 • read article
  • Bomb-maker sentenced to probation, community service
    Gazette.net • May 26, 2010 • read article
  • Patrick Yevsukov, Student Accused of Bombing Making Sentenced
    MyFoxDC.com • May 26, 2010 • read article
  • Teen to be sentenced Wednesday in bomb plot
    WTOP.com • May 26, 2010 • read article
  • Rene Sandler represents one of several University of Maryland students brutally beaten by the Prince George's County Police.
    - Second UMD Student Accuses Police of Brutality
    NBCWashington.com • April 16, 2010 • read article
    - Two More Officers Suspended in UMD Student Beating Probe

    NBCWashington.com • April 16, 2010 • read article

    View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.


    Rene Sandler and her client appeared on Geraldo Rivera At Large to discuss the recent University of MD arrests and beatings of students

  • Potomac teen pleads guilty to killing Gaithersburg man
    Gazette.net • March 17, 2010 • read article
  • Md. teen pleads guilty to car salesman's murder
    WashingtonExaminer.com • March 15, 2010 • read article
  • Montgomery County teen pleads guilty to killing man with shovel
    Washingtonpost.com • March 15, 2010 • read article
  • Md. Teen Pleads Guilty to Car Salesman's Murder
    WJZ.com • March 15, 2010 • read article
  • Teen pleads guitly to jogging trail murder
    wtop.com • March 15, 2010 • read article
  • Man Headed to Jail in Obama Murder Plot
    CBSNews.com • January 20, 2010 • read article
  • Bethesda man linked to Obama death plot sentenced to 5 years
    Washingtonpost.com • January 20, 2010 • read article
  • Bethesda man sentenced to 61 months in 2008 bomb plot
    Gazette.net • January 19, 2010 • read article
  • Defendant's evacuation plan was role-playing, attorneys say
    Washingtonpost.com • January 15, 2010 • read article
  • Friend Testifies Maryland Man Wanted to Kill Obama
    WJLA.com • January 15, 2010 • read article
  • Ex-Friend: Gude Wanted to Kill Obama
    MyFoxDC.com • January 15, 2010 • read article
  • Ex-Friend Testifies Md Man Planned Plot Against Obama
    WBAL.com • January 15, 2010 • read article
  • U.S. Courts: Friend testifies that Md. man wanted to kill Obama
    DelMarVANow.com • Jauary 15, 2010 • read article
  • Friend Testifies Maryland Man Wanted to Kill Obama
    WJLA.com • January 15, 2010 • read article
  • Ex-friend testifies in MD bombmaking case
    Washingtonpost.com • January 15, 2010 • read article
  • Sentencing delayed in MD. bomb case for testimony on alleged plot to kill Obama
    Washingtonpost.com • January 8, 2010 • read article
  • Photos Show Teen's Bomb-making Materials
    WJLA.com • January 7, 2010 • read article

Recent Appellate Cases

  • Rene Sandler wins reversal and new trial for client in religious freedom case in Maryland. Alexander Neustadter v. Holy Cross Hospital, Maryland Court of Appeals.
  • Rene Sandler raises important religious issue in Court of Special Appeals.
    MDDailyRecord.com • read article
  • Culture clash in the ICUWas life-support denied to Shoah survivor?
    WashingtonJewishWeek.com • November 4, 2009 • read article
  • Md. Court of Special Appeals rules trial court efficiency trumps Jewish holiday
    AllBusiness.com • October 26, 2009 • read article
  • Rory Leftwich v. State of Maryland
    March 19, 2007 • read article