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Justin Joel Sasser

Divorce and separation Attorney at Upper Marlboro, MD

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About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    34%
    Mr. Sasser focuses his practice in the areas of division of marital property and retirement assets through contested litigation and negotiated agreements.

    30 years

  2. Child custody
    33%
    Mr. Sasser focuses his practice in the areas of high conflict child custody and child access cases.

    30 years

  3. Probate
    33%
    Mr. Sasser focuses his practice in the areas of estates and trusts litigation and the administration/probate of uncontested estates.

    30 years

Justin J. Sasser is the managing member of The Law Office of Justin J. Sasser, L.L.C., and focuses his practice in the areas of Family Law and Estate Probate. His principal office has been located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for the last twenty-nine (29) years.  He has served as the Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association - Family and Juvenile Law Section, and as an Assistant Editor and 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 has been an instructor 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 also as a Trustee to conduct judicial sales of real estate involved in divorce proceedings.

 

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

 

He is a graduate 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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Licensed for 29 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 07/12/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Justin Joel Sasser
14713 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772
Justin Joel Sasser
P.O. Box 130
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20773-0130
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
Exceptional!
Mr. Sasser was my attorney for family law. He was hands down the best. I would refer him to anyone going through a divorce or any family law matter.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Offices of Justin J. Sasser, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Pitrof and Starkey, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Pitrof and Starkey, P.C.
  • 1993 - 2004

Education

  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • American Inns of Court - Southern Maryland Chapter
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Calvert County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council
  • Section Council Member
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Maryland Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
  • SubCommittee Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Chair Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Community Legal Services of Prince George's County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Collaborative Professionals of Southern Maryland
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers in Maryland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers in Maryland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers in Maryland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 5% of Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Maryland State Bar Association - Maryland Family Law Advocate
  • Child Access Mediation
  • 2015
  • Prince George's County Bar Association publication
  • Preparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation
  • 2013
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Monthly Top Ten Tips - Preparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation
  • 2010
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • The Bangs Formula Revisited - Numerators and Denominators and Pensions, OH MY!
  • 2009
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Best Interest Attorney Fees & Grandparent Custody/Visitation
  • 2008
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Who's Your Daddy?
  • 2007
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Division of Military Reservist's Pension (Deviation from Bangs v. Bangs)
  • 2006
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Jurisdiction - Garg "Redeux" (AKA There's No Place Like "Home"?)
  • 2006
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Joint Legal Custody
  • 2006
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Foreign Country as "Home State" (There's No Place Like "Home")
  • 2005
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Child Support for "Destitute Adult Child"
  • 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • Social Security and "Above the Guidelines" Cases
  • 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Family Law News
  • The Great Upper Marlboro Fire of '04
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • (INSTRUCTOR) Required Training - Attorneys Representing Childen in Custody Matters
  • (INSTRUCTOR) Child Counsel Training
  • 2019
  • Hot Tips In Family Law - Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • Avoiding Pitfalls: Settlement Agreements
  • 2018
  • Annual Family Law Seminar - Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Modifying Existing Custody Orders: Material Change in Circumstances
  • 2018
  • Family Law University: It's All About the Kids - Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Status of Third Party Custody Law in Maryland
  • 2017
  • Annual Family Law Seminar - Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Status of Third Party Custody Law in Maryland
  • 2017
  • Hot Tips In Family Law - Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • Custody Evaluations - Preparing Your Client
  • 2016
  • Inns of Court - Southern Maryland
  • Alimony Workshop - Bench & Bar
  • 2015
  • Hot Tips in Family Law - Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • New Grounds for Divorce in Maryland
  • 2015
  • Family Law University - Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • Advanced Training - Best Interest Attorney Matters
  • 2015
  • Family & Juvenile Law Section Mock Trial - Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • Closing Argument
  • 2015
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section / Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Alimony 101 - Workshop
  • 2014
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Hot Topics in Family Law
  • 2014
  • Hearing - Maryland House of Delegates - Annapolis, March 2014
  • Oral Testimony RE: Presumption of Joint Custody Bill
  • 2014
  • Annual Meeting - Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Alimony Guidelines - End of Discretion or Necessary Tool?
  • 2014
  • American Inns of Court, Southern Maryland Chapter - October 2014 Meeting
  • When Should a Divorce/Custody Case Settle?
  • 2014
  • American Inns of Court, Southern Maryland Chapter - May 2014 Meeting
  • Same Sex Marriage & Maryland Family Law
  • 2014
  • 2014 Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Child Custody - Should You Ever Call a Child as a Witness?
  • 2014
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section / Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Alimony 101 - Workshop
  • 2013
  • 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 - 9-207
  • 2013
  • Administrative Office of the Courts - New Admittee Professionalism Course
  • Professionalism in the Practice of Law
  • 2013
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Marital Property
  • 2012
  • 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 - 9-207
  • 2012
  • Annual Meeting - Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Uniform Custody and Child Jurisdiction Enforcement Act
  • 2012
  • Prince George's County Self Representation Clinic
  • Self Representation In Family Law Matters
  • 2011
  • Administrative Office of the Courts - New Admittee Professionalism Course
  • Professionalism in the Practice of Family Law
  • 2011
  • Prince George's County Self Representation Clinic
  • Self Representation In Family Law Matters
  • 2010
  • Prince George's Co. Bar Ass., Family Law Section, 10th Annual Family Law Seminar - The Truth Behind Discovery
  • How To Get the Discovery Information You Need From Your Client
  • 2010
  • Calvert County Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Recent Changes to Maryland Child Support Guidelines
  • 2010
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers - Hot Topics/Tips For The Family Law Practitioner
  • Preparing Your Client for Child Access Mediation
  • 2009
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2009
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 8th Annual Family Law Seminar - It's All About The Kids
  • Grandparent/Third Party Custody & Visitation
  • 2008
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers - Family Law University
  • Third Party Custody & Visitation Disputes
  • 2008
  • American Inns of Court - Prince George's County Chapter
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2008
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 7th Annual Family Law Seminar - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Case Law & Legislative Update
  • 2007
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 7th Annual Family Law Seminar - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation - Tactics and Preparation
  • 2007
  • Best Interest Attorney Training - Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases In Maryland
  • 2007
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 5th Annual Family Law Seminar - Show Me The Money, Too!
  • Case Law and Legislative Update
  • 2005
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 3rd Annual Family Law Seminar - Dollars & Sense
  • Alimony - Mock Trial
  • 2003
  • Prince George's County Pro Se Orientation Program
  • Self Representation in Family Law Matters
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Upper Marlboro Divorce and separation Lawyer Justin Joel Sasser
Justin Joel Sasser
Divorce and separation Attorney
Upper Marlboro, MD
Licensed for 29 years