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Dara J. Sandau

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Lawrence, MA

5.0   19 reviews

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About Dara

Learn Dara’s areas of practice.

Focused in Bankruptcy, Credit Repair, Debt Settlement, Business and Consumer Protection law.

I am passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for my clients.

My personal experiences with bankruptcy and debt helps me relate to my clients on a personal level, giving my clients peace of mind, the feeling they are not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Let us walk you through the process and help you recover your financial health.

Additionally, as a consumer protection advocate I am your voice when you feel you have been taken advantage of by landlords, tenants, contractors, dealerships, or other commercial service providers. 

 

 

Licensed for 4 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Dara

Sandau Legal, P.C.
360 Merrimack Street
Suite 150
Lawrence, MA, 01843

Reviews

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Posted by Katie | January 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Advice
I called Dara for advice on my tricky leasing situation, and was blown away by her knowledge and experience in this field. She was able to give me the perfect advice with great confidence and very friendly all at the same time. I would absolutely recommend Dara to my friends and family!
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My beacon of hope...
Dara Sandau was a beacon of hope to me when I was drowning in debt which caused me more anxiety than I already had. Ms. Sandau is a human before being a lawyer. When I found Ms. Sandau she told me to take it one day at a time. Her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself . Ms. Sandau warned me that she was going to asked me to send her a lot of paperwork which I appreciated it it. She wanted to be through so that would have a great outcome. On the day of the hearing we were prepared and had hope that this was going to be a good outcome. My chapter 7 got approved. I couldn’t believe it. Now I am able to start a new life and really be careful with the money I have. Ms. Sandau services consist of landlord tenant, consumer protection and business law, and Bankruptcy. Dara Sandau fue un rayo de esperanza para mí cuando me estaba ahogando en muchas deudas. La Sra. Sandau es humana antes que abogada. Cuando la Sra. Sandau, me dijo que tomara todo un día a la vez. Su comportamiento tranquilo y empático me ofreció un alivio emocional. La Sra. Sandau me advirtió que me iba a pedir que le enviara un montón de papeleo, lo cual se lo agradezco. Ella me pidió todo esto para que nuestro resultado fuera estupendo. El día de la audiencia estábamos preparadas y tuvimos la esperanza de que este fuera un buen resultado. Mi petición para el capítulo 7 fue aprobada. No lo podía creer. Ahora puedo empezar una nueva vida y tener mucho cuidado con mi dinero. Los servicios de la Sra. Sandau consisten en arrendador inquilino, protección al consumidor derecho comercial, y quiebra.
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Posted by Bonnie | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5* rating for Dara Sandau
Dara was our lawyer for a bankruptcy, She has been so helpful and made this crisis very painless I would recommend Dara Sandau for anyone who needs a efficient and excellent lawyer
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE Bankruptcy Lawyer!
I had the pleasure of working with Dara in my chap7 filing and all I can say is that the entire process went smoothly from start to finish. A very caring and knowledgable lawyer to say the least. Therefore, I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a bankruptcy representation!
Posted by Claire | May 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She made it as painless as possible
Dara is a great lawyer to have on your side when you decide to file bankruptcy. It’s not an easy choice to make and she made it as painless as possible. She had so much compassion and understanding for what I was going through. It really helped me not feel so overwhelmed. She’s very knowledgeable about bankruptcy and she made sure I had all the information I needed so I could make fully informed decisions. I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trouble with my Landlord
Dara Sandau is an outstanding attorney, very knowledgeable and extremely good at negotiating and settling disputes. I was facing an extremely difficult, mind-melting situation with an unjustified lease termination and habitability issues with my apartment. Dara was able to achieve a really great and fair settlement out of court much faster than expected. She is as professional and effective as they come. I strongly recommend Dara as an Attorney, she will not let you down.
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Posted by Lisa | April 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Furloughed due to COVID-19
My employer furloughed me due to COVID-19. I was scared and unsure of my rights. Dara patiently listened to my concerns. What would I do without a paycheck? What about my health insurance? What if they offer me a different position, do I have to accept? What happens to my unused earned time? Dara was terrific! She was able to give me answers and guidance to all of my questions. She is very caring and knowledgeable. After talking with her, I felt so much better. Although my situation is still unclear, I feel like I know how to navigate through it. Thank you Dara! If you ever need legal advise, call her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Owner
Attorney Dara Sandau was incredibly effective and  powerful in a difficult consumer protection case I was faced with.  I found myself in a dispute that I could not move forward without legal assistance. Immediately, I recognized her knowledge and integrity but also her kindness.  She was patient yet tenacious in her effort to help me obtain justice. She was willing to listen and share her expertise with compassion and care. This made all of the difference because by myself, I was unable to accomplish what I knew was fair. With Attorney Sandau's assistance, I received justice. I am sincerely grateful and would highly recommend her.
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Response from Dara Sandau March 30, 2020
Thank you for your thoughtful and kind words!
Posted by Laura | January 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personable and knowledgeable
Dara responded promptly to my inquiry and was very personable on the phone. She was very knowledgeable in the field of costumer law and directed me to a few feasible avenues regarding my case. I’m very happy to have been consulted with her and I’d work with her again.
Posted by Jackie | April 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consult session
I had a consult session with Dara that was not only helpful and informative but realistic and human. Dara was knowledgeable, friendly and warm. She gave great advice and I am very thankful for her assistance and guidance on the matter at hand. I will be sure to pursue her services should they be needed and recommend others do the same. Thank you Dara for your time and effort- much appreciated!
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Posted by Constance | March 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, knowledgeable and driven!
Dara was nothing but knowledgeable, driven, prompt and kind. I had needed some legal advice with a contract and was fortunate enough to have Dara on my side! She walked me through all of my contract and helped put things into layman’s terms. Dara also went above and beyond by finding similar cases that supported what I wanted to do to help set my mind at ease, which then provided guidance on how to move forward — I couldn’t be any more grateful for the help! I would recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Max | March 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome! Professional, Prompt and very easy to talk to.
She was great! Was able to resolve my issue right away. I will not hesitate for a moment to consult with her in the future if I have any issues. Thank you again!
Posted by Ron | February 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Road map to success
Dara was critical to speedy and successful conclusion of my case. Several expensive items were taken by my moving company. With everyone pointing the finger to the other party it appeared that I may never recoupe the loss. Dara put together a communication plan identifying key contacts who were in a position to take ownership and promptly reimburse the full value of the missing items.
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Posted by Jack | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver
Very knowledgeable and professional. Guided me through the process and took care of my problem.
Posted by Jennifer | February 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dara a fighter!!! Will definitely fight until the very end.
Dara is a beautiful woman in and out with a beautiful soul. She's just so kind hearted and In the time working together I learned so much from her. She worked so hard since day one went out of her way to help me through my toughest times and always found a solution and remained positive never gave up on me neither herself . This is an angel sent from above I feel like Dara is my mentor and trust me you will learn so much from her . My family and I really appreciate all of your hardwork and the great outcome at the end of the day. Thank you so much Dara.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
She is extremely knowledgeable and has high moral values. She took my case very seriously, had my best interest in mind and walked through different scenarios regarding my case. She made the entire process easy and she took care of business. Dara is my go to lawyer for anything I may need in the future.
Posted by Ana | December 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She is the best,
Lo mejor que tiene es que es una persona humana, no simplemente una abogada, ella se entrega en cada caso lo hace parte de ella.
Posted by Erica | October 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dara made me feel at ease due to her apparent expertise
When you are in a difficult situation, it is easy to feel even more overwhelmed when you are presented with a legal matter and can't afford a lawyer. My first recommendation is: Find a way to hire Dara early in the process and I promise you will thank yourself soon enough. She has knowledge and experience from all sides of this subject and her creative thinking, relentlessness and legal know how left me feeling relieved and extremely happy with my result. She is prompt in her communications and entertained all of my over-thought and stressed out emails. I highly recommend Dara Sandau and although I hope I never need to seek her services again, if I did need an attorney in this area in the future, I would without a doubt, contact her immediately.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If you need a competent lawyer look no further!
Ms. Sandau has been thorough, compassionate and knowledgeable when I have worked with her. I feel confident with her on my side and she has always been available when I needed her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sandau Legal P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • CEO
  • Established Inc.
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • BayPath University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • 1918SC000999 Baez, Leonard v. Choice Motor Group, Inc.
  • Judgment

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Service to Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation
  • United States Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Dara
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dara is an inspiration for both her knowledge and tenacity in client representation. Dara is an intelligent, hard working attorney who is always focused on the best resolution for her clients. Dara brings a high level of insight to an issue, and does not rest until the client is satisfied. If you feel like you are being treated unfairly, you're going to want Attorney Dara Sandau on your side."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Dara Sandau as opposing counsel on a Landlord-Tenant matter. Dara represented her clients zealously and with an incredible amount of caring and empathy (as we all should); but she went the extra mile for her clients. I have referred several clients to Dara with the knowledge and complete comfort that she would serve their legal needs well. I highly endorse Attorney Dara Sandau."
Business Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Attorney Sandau recently in a home improvement matter. I represented a contractor. Attorney Sandau was courteous, professional and easy to work with, even though we came form opposite ends of the legal spectrum."
Consumer protection Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am always happy to refer cases that are outside my practice areas to Dara. She is responsive, professional, and gets results!"
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Lawrence Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Dara J. Sandau
Dara J. Sandau
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Lawrence, MA
Licensed for 4 years
Free Consultation