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Sakhouy Lay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockville, MD

Lay Law Office
20 Courthouse Square, Suite 212
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-340-1900
Fax: 301-576-5026
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (20%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Family Law (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

A divorce or a criminal charge typically has the effect of upending people’s lives, and at these times, it is essential to find an attorney who is aggressive, compassionate, and experienced. As founder of The Lay Law Office, attorney Sakhouy Lay has dedicated her practice to fulfilling clients’ needs by listening to their circumstances and their goals, and then putting her deep knowledge of the legal system to work for them. She has achieved tremendous results for her clients in court and in jury and bench trials.  

In both Maryland state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Ms. Lay provides her clients with representation in cases involving divorce, child custody and support, domestic disputes, and modifications of divorce or custody orders. In addition, she defends those who have been charged with DUI/DWI and other serious traffic offenses, as well as those facing other criminal charges such as drug crimes, gun crimes, sex crimes, theft and robbery, fraud, sexual assault, and assault and battery. She also accepts cases involving personal injury.

Attending both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Princeton University for her undergraduate studies, Ms. Lay received her bachelor’s degree and then went on to earn a Master of Arts in teaching from American University in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with her Juris Doctor degree.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Family Law
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Father's Rights


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Sakhouy Lay

First Admitted: 2012

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Educational Background

  • American University in Washington, DC, Masters of Arts, Majors: Teaching
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison and Princeton University

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Teach for America at a public school in Southeast Washington, DC

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Maryland
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Office Location for Sakhouy Lay

20 Courthouse Square, Suite 212
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-340-1900

Fax: 301-576-5026

Last Updated: 5/18/2021

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