Sanford (Sandy) Berman is one of the founding fathers of Houlon, Berman, Finci & Levenstein, LLC. Recognized as one of the leading Maryland Super Lawyers, he takes pride in the reputation for excellence the firm has gained over the past 40 years. His areas of practice span the wide range of services offered by the firm, with particular focus on family law, criminal and Maryland traffic law, civil matters and general litigation.
A native Washingtonian, Sandy earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1964 from the University of Maryland and law degree in 1967 from American University. He belongs to the Prince George’s County, District of Columbia, Maryland State and American Bar Associations, as well as the Family Law Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Association of Plaintiff’s Trial Attorneys and Commercial Law League of America.
Sandy also lectures for the Maryland Bar Association on legal professionalism and other topics and has served on a variety of legal advisory boards and committees for municipal entities in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
In recognition of his many achievements, Sandy was selected for inclusion on the list for both Maryland Super Lawyers® and the District of Columbia Super Lawyers® from 2007 – 2016. Furthermore, Sandy received the 2016 National Ranked top 10 attorney award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
Sandy and his wife have two sons, one who has followed in his footsteps as an attorney and one who is a prominent advertising executive. When not practicing law, he enjoys a variety of sporting activities, including kayaking, skiing, hiking and weight training.
Mr. Berman was simply an excellent choice. My divorce was one of the most difficult things to happen to me, having him on my side was a real blessing. I was referred to him by a friend, and I wish I had asked for a recommendation sooner. He was organized, practical, and thorough. Clear in his speech, never over-promising, nor under-performing. He laid out the facts and options clearly. I trusted him to tell me when to accept something unpleasant instead of tilting at a windmill. He kept me out of long term problems. He tried my case in 2017 which was one of the worst and best years of my life. He was able to get me an outcome that was wonderful, given the circumstances. I have the things that are most important to me under my control. I appreciated the breadth of his experience, he never seemed ruffled regardless of the situation. You can find a cheaper lawyer, but you get what you pay for- if you want the best- an attentive, accurate, experienced, detail oriented, caring professional with a fabulous team supporting him, look no further than Mr. Sanford Berman.