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Justin Joel Sasser

Justin Joel Sasser

also known as Justin J. Sasser

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Probate

About Me

Justin J. Sasser is the managing member of Justin J. Sasser, L.L.C., and focuses his practice in the area of Family Law. His principal office has been located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for the last twenty-two (22) years.  He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section, and an Assistant Editor as well as frequent contributor for Family Law News, the section council's newsletter with state wide circulation.


 


Mr. Sasser lectures frequently throughout the state on current issues in family law. He teaches continuing legal education courses to attorneys for the Maryland State Bar Association, and is a frequent presenter to residents of Prince George's County through the Circuit Court's Self Representation Orientation Program which assits financially disadvantaged litigants represent themselves in family law matters. He also is frequently appointed by the Court in numerous jurisdictions as a Best Interest Attorney for children involved in high conflict custody cases, and as a Trustee to conduct judicial sales of property involved in divorce proceedings.


 


Mr. Sasser is also trained in Collaborative law, and serves as a mediator in multiple jurisdictions.


 


He is a gradute of the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Widener University School of Law, and has enjoyed being a lifelong resident of the State of Maryland.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Child Custody: 40%
    23 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    23 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Randall Stanley Herriott

    Mr. Sasser is best described as a gentleman lawyer. I have been involved in cases with him as opposing counsel. He has also been appointed by the courts as a Best Interest Attorney, to represent minor children in family law cases in which I represented one of the parties. I have always found Mr. Sasser to be knowledgeable, well-prepared and reasonable. He looks to solve problems, not create them. He brings honor and civility to the legal profession.

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    Randall Herriott Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lorrianne Jeanette Rice

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Lorrianne Rice Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

14713 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772-3079

P.O. Box 130
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20773-0130

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199307/14/2015
PAInactive199208/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Super Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2012
Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Justin J. Sasser, LLC2013 - Present
Of CounselPitrof and Starkey, P.C.2004 - 2012
AssociatePitrof and Starkey, P.C.1993 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland Commission on Child Custody Decision MakingSubCommittee Member2014 - 2014
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section CouncilImmediate Past Chair2014 - 2015
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section CouncilChair2013 - 2014
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section CouncilChair Elect2012 - 2013
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section CouncilSecretary2011 - 2012
American Inns of Court - Southern Maryland ChapterBarrister2010 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section CouncilTreasurer2010 - 2011
Community Legal Services of Prince George's CountyBoard of Directors2009 - 2011
Maryland Bar FoundationMember2008 - Present
Collaborative Professionals of Southern MarylandVice President2008 - 2013
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section CouncilMember2007 - Present
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2005 - 2008
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Calvert County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar Association - Maryland Family Law AdvocateChild Access Mediation2015
Prince George's County Bar Association publicationPreparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation2013
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsMonthly Top Ten Tips - Preparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation2010
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsThe Bangs Formula Revisited - Numerators and Denominators and Pensions, OH MY!2009
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsBest Interest Attorney Fees & Grandparent Custody/Visitation2008
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsWho's Your Daddy?2007
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsDivision of Military Reservist's Pension (Deviation from Bangs v. Bangs)2006
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsJurisdiction - Garg "Redeux" (AKA There's No Place Like "Home"?)2006
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsJoint Legal Custody2006
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsForeign Country as "Home State" (There's No Place Like "Home")2005
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsChild Support for "Destitute Adult Child"2004
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsSocial Security and "Above the Guidelines" Cases2004
Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law NewsThe Great Upper Marlboro Fire of '042004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law University - Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law SectionAdvanced Training - Best Interest Attorney Matters2015
Family & Juvenile Law Section Mock TrialClosing Argument2015
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section / Administrative Office of the CourtsAlimony 101 - Workshop2014
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionHot Topics in Family Law2014
Hearing - Maryland House of Delegates - Annapolis, March 2014Oral Testimony RE: Presumption of Joint Custody Bill2014
Annual Meeting - Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionAlimony Guidelines - End of Discretion or Necessary Tool?2014
American Inns of Court, Southern Maryland Chapter - October 2014 MeetingWhen Should a Divorce/Custody Case Settle?2014
American Inns of Court, Southern Maryland Chapter - May 2014 MeetingSame Sex Marriage & Maryland Family Law2014
2014 Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Prince George's County Bar AssociationChild Custody - Should You Ever Call a Child as a Witness?2014
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section / Administrative Office of the CourtsAlimony 101 - Workshop2013
Introduction to Family Law / Univ. of Balt. School of Law/ American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Maryland Chapter)Preparation and Use of Joint Statements of Marital Property - 9-2072013
Administrative Office of the Courts - New Admittee Professionalism CourseProfessionalism in the Practice of Law2013
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionMarital Property2012
Introduction to Family Law / Univ. of Balt. School of Law/ American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Maryland Chapter)Preparation and Use of Joint Statements of Marital Property - 9-2072012
Annual Meeting - Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionUniform Custody and Child Jurisdiction Enforcement Act2012
Prince George's County Self Representation ClinicSelf Representation In Family Law Matters2011
Administrative Office of the Courts - New Admittee Professionalism CourseProfessionalism in the Practice of Family Law2011
Prince George's County Self Representation ClinicSelf Representation In Family Law Matters2010
Prince George's Co. Bar Ass., Family Law Section, 10th Annual Family Law Seminar - The Truth Behind DiscoveryHow To Get the Discovery Information You Need From Your Client2010
Calvert County Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education ProgramRecent Changes to Maryland Child Support Guidelines2010
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers - Hot Topics/Tips For The Family Law PractitionerPreparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation2009
Alternative Dispute Resolution MechanismsCollaborative Law2009
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 8th Annual Family Law Seminar - It's All About The KidsGrandparent/Third Party Custody & Visitation2008
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers - Family Law UniversityThird Party Custody & Visitation Disputes2008
American Inns of Court - Prince George's County ChapterCollaborative Law2008
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 7th Annual Family Law Seminar - Alternative Dispute ResolutionCase Law & Legislative Update2007
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 7th Annual Family Law Seminar - Alternative Dispute ResolutionMediation - Tactics and Preparation2007
Best Interest Attorney Training - Administrative Office of the CourtsRepresenting Children in Contested Custody Cases In Maryland2007
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 5th Annual Family Law Seminar - Show Me The Money, Too!Case Law and Legislative Update2005
Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 3rd Annual Family Law Seminar - Dollars & SenseAlimony - Mock Trial2003
Prince George's County Pro Se Orientation ProgramSelf Representation in Family Law Matters2002