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Michael Jacob Owen Sandler

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Woodbridge, VA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Michael J.O. Sandler, Michael Sandler

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 1 year
    Virginia - VA 23 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State UT
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

    24 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Uncontested divorce

    23 years, 300 cases

A little about myself, I have been practicing law for over 18 years. During that time I have seen what the burden of debt can do to individuals and families. If you are buried under a mountain of debt and you don’t think there is any way out. Let me assure you there is. Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and uncontested divorce is what I specialize in.

When I started this firm over twelve years ago, my goal was to help people better their lives. I want to exceed my clients’ expectations, and guide them through the bankruptcy or divorce process in a low-stress, friendly way that will lead to a higher quality of life. I understand that you are considering filing bankruptcy because finances are tight, and that’s why my fees are typically a fraction of other attorneys in Northern Virginia & Richmond charge.

Call me today for your free no strings attached consultation. We can sit down and see if bankruptcy is the right move for you.





Fisher-Sandler, LLC
12801 Darby Brook Ct #201
Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Fisher-Sandler, LLC
3977 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 2
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Fisher-Sandler, LLC
1930 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
Fisher-Sandler, LLC
8002 DiscoveryDrive, Ste. 422
Richmond, VA, 23229
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Posted by Elisabeth | July 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Sandler
I hired Michael Sandler as my bankruptcy lawyer and from day one Michael was awesome. Michael provided guidance as my case was being prepared. I feel that Michael made this difficult time in my life that I don’t wish anyone to go thru less painful. He was always there to answer any questions or clarify any doubts. I am very thankful that my case is now closed. I highly recommend Michael if you are going through something similar Michael is a professional lawyer that cares and will do his best to help you accomplish your goal. Thank you Michael I am very grateful for you have done. Best Elisabeth
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Posted by Ahmad | October 9, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
He is compassionate
I called him and asked him questions today , answered all my question honestly and professionally, I will recommend him to my family and friends All day. Thank you sir !!!!!
Posted by Wube | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested Divorce.
I wanted to thank you for your support and help in this matter. I had a wonderful experience with you and your staff during this difficult time. Your assistance with my divorce is greatly appreciated. I can't thank you enough for all your help with my spousal support motion.
Posted by Carolyn | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional Service
Mr. Sandler is a pleasure to work with. He is patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. My husband and I enjoyed working with him. He always responded quickly to any questions we had by phone, text, or e-mail. He provided sound and helpful advice throughout the process. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking assistance during challenging times. His assistant, Ms. Toni Rogers, was also a pleasure to work with and she was very helpful and pleasant. Thanks for the amazing service and wishing you all the best.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, knowledgable, and affordable attorney. Best bankrupcy attorneyin the area
Mr. Sandler is the best bankruptcy attorney in the area. He is honest, quick with the process, and very affordable. I consulted several bankruptcy attorneys in the area before I decided to hire Mr. Sandler and I don't regret my decision. I would recommend him without hesitation. Thank you Mr. Sandler. OS
Posted by Jennifer | March 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best experience with a lawyer I've had!
We went to a different lawyer before Michael and I had a bad experience. Every time we contacted him he didn't know who we were. We paid half the money up front and they never started any work on our case. Then when we decided we would not be able to pay all the money before they started, they would not give us our money back. Michael on the other hand was very friendly and knowledgeable and got to work right away. Before we knew it, our bankruptcy was filed. It changed our lives! After my husband getting layed off and being without work for 8 months. This truly gave us a fresh start! Thank you Michael Sandler!
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Posted by Michelle | May 29, 2018
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The Best
All I did was searched bankruptcy attorneys and a list came up and I scanned the list. I clicked on Mr. Sandler's site and that's who I chose and I am happy I did. He was very professional, honest and knowledgeable, and it was a very quick process. I was extremely nervous about filing bankruptcy, he made me feel at ease. I set a 2 year goal for myself to file bankruptcy and I did, wish I would have done it years ago. I would recommend Mr. Sandler and his team to my family and friends, heck to anybody. My future is looking brighter already. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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Highly Recommend Michael J.O. Sandler
Michael Sandler came highly recommended and I must say without a doubt, he has even exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a quality lawyer who goes over and beyond, Michael is the person for the job. When I first met him, I was impressed with his professionalism, expertise, patience and thoroughness. He explored all possible options (unbiased) for my consideration prior to me hiring him for service. When I would routinely cross paths with Michael (intentionally or not), he always displayed a genuine concern that I was comfortable with the options that I made and always offered his time to simply chat leaving you with encouraging words. During times of need, he always made himself available; always responsive like the first time you walk into his office..."very rare these days". Michael is the consummate professional and the lawyer of choice; I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Outstanding
Our financial situation hit rock bottom. We had large debt, medical issues, IRS audits with new large taxes due, loss of income, etc. After exploring debt relief, debt consolidation, draining our savings we gave Michael a call. Thank God we did. Michael had us come in for a FREE consultation. He quickly reviewed our financial situation. His advice was just what we needed to start over. He worked tirelessly for us secure to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge. Thanks to Michael we have our life back, a secure way ahead and a new opportunity to live free of debt. Michael always put us at ease, answered all of our many questions and recommended sound legal actions. He even worked with our Credit Union to allow us to untangle two underwater cross-collateralized auto loans to redeem one of our cars well under the NADA book values. His legal expertise is amazing. Equally important Michael was compassionate throughout the process. He never made us feel guilty about some bad financial decisions we had made. His recommendations saved us more than his small legal fee. Bottom Line: We highly recommend Michael Sandler. He is simply outstanding.
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Posted by Steve | March 23, 2015
Woodbridge bankruptcy attorney
If you are looking for a woodbridge bankruptcy attorney, you would be hard pressed to find one better then Mr. Sandler. He is compassionate, caring and easy to get in touch with to get your questions answered. His fees are also very affordable and his consultations are free.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Fisher-Sandler, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Michael J. O. Sandler, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Becker, Hadeed, Kellogg & Berry, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2006


  • George Mason Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"I became familiar with Michael's bankruptcy law practice through a mutual business associate. It quickly became obvious that Michael has spent many hours preparing informational videos for potential clients to obtain quality information about the entire bankruptcy process that are readily available on his website. Michael maintains a small office practice that allows him to personally assist each client and help them with a very difficult time in their lives. Watch the videos. He really cares and wants to help. I highly endorse Michael."
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Woodbridge Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael Jacob Owen Sandler
Michael Jacob Owen Sandler
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Woodbridge, VA
Licensed for 23 years
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