Justin J. Sasser

Justin J. Sasser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Upper Marlboro, MD

The Law Offices of Justin J. Sasser, LLC
 | 14713 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
Phone: 301-627-4300
Fax: 301-627-9084
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Justin J. Sasser is the managing member of The Law Office of Justin J. Sasser, L.L.C., with offices located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for the last twenty-six (26) years. Mr. Sasser received his juris doctorate degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 1992, and practices law in all Maryland counties, principally in Southern Maryland. Mr. Sasser focuses his practice in the area of Family Law, where he regularly represents his client's interests in complex family law disputes such as division of assets in high-net-worth divorces, resolution of high conflict custody disputes, relocation of children after divorce, and spousal maintenance (alimony) conflicts. He is regularly appointed by the Court to serve as Best Interest Attorney for children in high-conflict custody matters. Mr. Sasser was selected as a member of the MSBA's Family & Juvenile Law Section Council, the premier family law policy-making group in the State of Maryland, and served as the Chair of that Section from 2013-2014. In 2018 Mr. Sasser was selected as a member of the MSBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council and continues to serve in that capacity. In addition to practicing Family Law, Mr. Sasser frequently instructs other attorneys in the practice of family law as a speaker at various Continuing Legal Education courses throughout the State of Maryland.

About Justin Sasser

Admitted: 1993, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.sasserlawoffices.com

Honors/Awards:

  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2018
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2017
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2016
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2015
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO , 2013
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2014
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2012
  • The AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • AVVO Legal Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, AVVO, 2011
  • The AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • The AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • The AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • CERTIFICATION:     BEST INTEREST ATTORNEY/           CERTIFICATION:     TRUSTEE, JUDICIAL SALES/          CERTIFICATION:     PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & POLICY

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council 2018 to Present/ Past Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2015 to Present/ Immediate Past Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2014-2015/Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2013-2014/Chair-Elect, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2012-2013/ Secretary, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2011-2012/ Treasurer, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2010-2011 / Member Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council 2007-present / Former Chair Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section 2005-2008 / Barrister American Inns of Court - Southern Maryland Chapter 2010-present / Vice President Collaborative Professionals of Southern Maryland 2008-2010/ Member Maryland Bar Foundation 2008-present / Member Calvert County Bar Association 1993-present / Member Prince George's County Bar Association 1993-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Prince George's County Bar Association - Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee 2017 - Present/ Board of Directors - Member, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County 2009-2011/ Mock Trial Judge 2016 - Prince George's County/ Mock Trial Judge 2015 - Prince George's County/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • PUBLICATIONS:     Monthly Top Ten Tips - Preparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2010 / The Bangs Formula Revisited - Numerators and Denominators and Pensions, OH MY! Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2009 / Best Interest Attorney Fees & Grandparent Custody/Visitation Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2008 / Who's Your Daddy? Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2007 / Division of Military Reservist's Pension (Deviation from Bangs v. Bangs) Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2006 / Jurisdiction - Garg "Redeux" (AKA There's No Place Like "Home"?) Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2006 / Joint Legal Custody Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2006 / Foreign Country as "Home State" (There's No Place Like "Home") Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2005 / Child Support for "Destitute Adult Child" Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2004 / Social Security and "Above the Guidelines" Cases Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2004 / The Great Upper Marlboro Fire of '04 Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News 2004 ******************************** SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:    Presenter, Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law CLE - Topic: Modification of Child Custody: Material Change in Circumstances, May 2018/ Presenter, 2018 MSBA Hot Tips in Family Law  Topic: Marital Settlement Agreements - Do's and Don'ts/ Presenter, Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law CLE - Topic: Third Party Custody, New Standards, May 2017/ Presenter, 2017 MSBA Family Law University - Third Party Custody, New Standards/ Presenter, 2016 MSBA Hot Tips in Family Law - Preparing Your Client for Custody Evaluations/ Presenter, 2015 MSBA Family Law University - Advanced Best Interest Attorney Issues/ Presenter, Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law CLE - Topic: When Should You Call a Minor Child as a Witness in a Custody Case, May 2014/ Presenter, Maryland Court of Appeals Professionalism Course, May 2013/ Presenter, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2012/ Presenter, Maryland Court of Appeals Professionalism Course, November 2012/ Self Representation In Family Law Matters Prince George's County Self Representation Clinic 2010 / Recent Changes to Maryland Child Support Guidelines Continuing Legal Education 2010 / How To Get the Discovery Information You Need From Your Client 10th Annual Family Law Seminar - The Truth Behind Discovery - What You Need and What You Want in Family Law Disputes 2010 / Preparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation Hot Topics/Tips For The Family Law Practitioner 2009 / Collaborative Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms 2009 / Collaborative Law Marlborough Inn of Court 2008 Third Party Custody & Visitation Disputes Family Law University 2008 Grandparent/Third Party Custody & Visitation / 8th Annual Family Law Seminar - It's All About The Kids 2008 / Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases In Maryland Best Interest Attorney Training - Administrative Office of the Courts 2007 Case Law & Legislative Update / 7th Annual Family Law Seminar - Alternative Dispute Resolution 2007 / Mediation - Tactics and Preparation 7th Annual Family Law Seminar - Alternative Dispute Resolution 2007 / Case Law and Legislative Update 5th Annual Family Law Seminar - Show Me The Money, Too! 2005 / Alimony - Mock Trial 3rd Annual Family Law Seminar - Dollars & Sense 2003 / Self Representation in Family Law Matters Prince George's County Pro Se Orientation Program 2002

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Awarded Rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1985
  • Selected to the Maryland Commission on Child Custody Decision Making - This Commission was formed to study how to make child custody orders and modifications fairer, more uniform, and equitable; reduce litigation in child custody proceedings; promote and ensure children's continued relationships with both parents; and maximize involvement of both parents in a child's life, 2014

Newsletters:

  • Mr. Sasser is a former Chairperson of the Maryland State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section, and is a past Editor for, as well as frequent contributor to the Maryland Family Law Advocate, the Section Council's newsletter with statewide circulation.

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), 1989
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Office Location for Justin J. Sasser

14713 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773

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Last Updated: 7/24/2019

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