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Sharry Irean Sandler

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at New Orleans, LA

3.7   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Sharry

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SHARRY SANDLER (LSBA No. 29669) is a member of all Louisiana State and Federal Courts. Ms. Sandler moved to New Orleans in 1996 to go to Tulane University, where she received her BA in Psychology and English. Thereafter, she received her Juris Doctorate at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, where she went to law school at night while working as both a legal secretary and paralegal. This experience taught her to look at both sides of the desk when meeting with clients, and to try to be more hands on with her work. After law school, Ms. Sandler sought an MBA at the University of New Orleans, while recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and living in a FEMA trailer with her new husband. Eventually rebuilding as so many of US did, she started The Law Office of Sharry I. Sandler in 2009, right before the birth of her first child. As an entrepreneur, Sharry has always worked to emphasize the importance of family and work life balance, and she remains active in her community, offering volunteer assistance for individuals with special needs, underrepresented people and religious minorities. She also is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, NAML, and the Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Associations. Now the mother of three children, ten years after opening her own practice, she has joined forces with Marc Michaud to form SANDLER MICHAUD, L.L.C., New Orleans Consumer Lawyers, and she looks forward to continuing her work with a larger part of the Greater New Orleans and Louisiana communities.

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Sandler Michaud, LLC
1050 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
Suite 219
New Orleans, LA, 70125


3.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
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Excellent legal representation
Sharry has worked on two cases for me and has been diligent and thorough in finding justice in both cases. Highly recommend!
Posted by Michelle | September 20, 2018
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bankruptcy attorney
Sharry is awesome, she was able to crunch the numbers & make the math work so that I might be able to save my home.
Posted by Andrew | January 11, 2017
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knowledge and experience
I was facing a foreclosure on my home and harassment from my creditors so I consulted Ms. Sandler to discuss my options. She quickly diagnosed my situation and came up with a plan to make me solvent. I immediately felt less stress and wish I had consulted with her earlier. I would recommend someone in debt to see her sooner rather than later.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2017
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Legal Excellence
Sharry Sandler is very kind and compassionate. We were very comfortable with her and she handled our case perfectly for our situation.
Posted by Wendi | August 26, 2015
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Great professional service
Ms. Sandler handled my case swiftly and professionally. I consulted with her initially after an auto accident. She made sure I was able to get the care I needed and was able to settle my case out of court. I have, and will continue to refer anyone needing a professional, competent attorney to Ms. Sandler's office.
Posted by Dan | August 19, 2015
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A great client advocate
Sharry Sandler is an excellent attorney. She is both professional and courteous. She works tirelessly for her clients. When I hear someone in need of an attorney for her listed areas of expertise, she is the first one I recommend.
Posted by Chrissy | August 14, 2015
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My Attorney Is Better Than Yours
Sharry rocks, not only is she wonderful at her job but she is also a wonderful person in general. When I was recommended to Sharry she helped me out more than I knew was even possible. I recommend her to any and everyone I know that is in need of help. Not only is Sharry my attorney she is also my friend.
Posted by Linda | August 14, 2015
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Family matter
Consulted with Sharry first, then hired her. She is very personable, fair, caring but professional. It is and has been a long and ongoing case with many ups and downs with lot's of players involved. I am confident in her ability to help me through this difficult time. I am very pleased with Sharry and the service she is providing. I would definitely recommend Sharry to my family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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Great lawyer
Ms. Sandler helped get my job back, after a dispute I had with my employer. Not only did Ms. Sandler get my job back, but she also managed to get me extra perks. I could never imagine having a better lawyer on my side.
Posted by Patrick Smith | August 13, 2015
A true and dedicated attorney
If you are looking for an attorney who is compassionate and understanding look no further. Sharry Sandler is dedicated to the case and will provide good sound legal advice. During this most difficult time Sharry has made the process much easier. I could not have chosen a better attorney.
Posted by Cassie | August 12, 2015
Bankruptcy lawyer
Sharry was an excellent choice for our bankruptcy case. She was fast with our case, showed and told us how things were going to go. Great knowledge of law, smart, feisty, and a fighter for you. I highly recommend Sharry!!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2012
Competant, Compassionate Legal Services
Sharry Sandler has been the most amazing attorney I've worked with in the last 8 years of a very long and difficult court case. Since she took on my case two years ago, she has done nothing but work hard to provide competent and compassionate support to me and my family. Thanks to her our issues are finally being resolved and we couldn't have done it without her. She's an amazing attorney and a wonderful person.
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Posted by Cameron | July 26, 2011
Kind, Compassionate, Caring
Sharry was wonderful. She helped me understand the process and worked with me through some tough decisions. She always put me first and was right there when I had any questions. She was like a new friend to me, working hard to meet my needs.
Posted by Renata | April 18, 2024
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Would not recommend
Retained her for Bankruptcy in October of 2021. She didn’t file until 6/2022. She missed multiple deadlines, missed creditors meetings, and didn’t submit proper paperwork. She did submit a plan in which the plan was not feasible so the courts dismissed it. I paid $8550 into the plan. The trustee returned the $8550. Sharry instructed me to give her the $8550 to front load the new plan. Gave her a second chance. Filed again 10/2023. Case was dismissed yet again 3/2024. Be prepared for countless excuses and poor communication. Not only did I pay her $4500 to represent me. But now she has the $8550. She was supposed to be working on an offer in compromise that she has been deducting fees for. I never received any invoices for time spent neither has she provided me with a date and time I could pick up my money. You have been warned. If I could give her a zero, I would.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
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Ms E
Terrible attourney! I am having so many things come back to bite me. She did not handle my bankruptcy case properly! It was incomplete and i am now having a hard time! She does not return calls( as ik attourneys are busy) but SS is thee worst. I can’t even right the wrongs she messed up in my case. I do not recommended her!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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On behalf of my wife who lost by hiring this unprofessional feminisit of a lawyer, I felt so bad for the wife even though she apposed me. Do yourself a favor and do not get this women to work on family law matters or criminal! She costed my wife dearly, in which I'm happy for. She gave horrible advice to her and many other women in jefferson parish, So if you want to get wrecked hire Mrs. Sharry Sandler.
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Response from Sharry Sandler May 12, 2021
This individual never hired our offices and is not subject to confidentiality, and it is a shame he is so frustrated after having a protective order placed against him for many months. We truly hope he finds peace.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
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Took 1500.00 And Did Nothing 2
She took 1000.00 retainer plus another 500.00 afterwards and from that point on failed to review evidence and keep me informed. She always has the same excuses for failing her clients refusing to perform what she was paid to do. Sherry Sandler is not honest and cares only about paper chasing after money. She appears at that initial consultation like she cares about you and defending you but once she gets your money all of that is over and her real self starts to show. I would not recommend anyone to her.
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Response from Sharry Sandler June 19, 2018
Unfortunately, sometimes when we are retained, the issues are they are relayed by our clients are not substantiated by the evidence later provided. While this individual doesn't indicate who they are, or their situation, and I do not wish to harm anyone's confidentiality, whenever I am retained, I review all available documents, and I try to do what is in the best interests of my client--that is all any attorney can do. It is important for any individual who retains an attorney to be truthful and provide full information; otherwise, many hours are spent going down the wrong path.
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Posted by Elmo | July 24, 2015
Took $1500 and did nothing.
Mrs. Sandler took $1500 in multiple payment to help me get my kids back and done nothing more than reworded a document that another attorney wrote. She Would not return calls and always had some excuse bout why I couldn't get in touch with her for weeks on end. A year later I still don't have my kids back and still haven't heard from her..
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Response from Sharry Sandler August 12, 2015
I cannot breach this client's confidentiality, but his review is inaccurate. Not only did this individual not make the payments as claimed, but he did not appear at his last several appointments, has not contacted my office at all in over a year, and did not reply to our requests to take certain actions. I would still be happy to help him if he contacted me, and took the actions needed so that I can help him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2013
Avoid her at all costs!
Absolutely DO NOT use this attorney. Not only was I not provided regular statements, received poor to no communication, very poor response turnaround times, various PERSONAL excuses for each failure on her part.
Response from Sharry Sandler August 22, 2015
While I can't respond to this specific situation, in April of 2013 when this was written, I had recently spent some time in the hospital after a miscarriage. I prefer not to post personal information, but all of my clients with pressing matters were informed as a courtesy because I felt that they deserved to know why I was unavailable, and to be given the opportunity to seek alternate help in the event they felt their matters could not wait. I will always be straightforward with my clients about my abilities to handle a matter because it is their right to know whom they have hired. I will not apologize for personal interference as it is very rare and never an excuse, only an explanation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sandler Michaud, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Law Office of Sharry I. Sandler
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Larre & Larre
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Miguel A. Elias, APLC
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • University of New Orleans
  • MBA
  • 2006
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Tulane University
  • BA
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Faulkner v. Better Serv. Inc., 67 So.3d 646 (La. App., 2011)
  • Favorable
  • Golemi v. Tyler, No. 2007 CU 1942 (La. App. 2/8/2008) (La. App., 2008)
  • Favorable - Appeals Court overturned District Court on Jurisdiction


  • National Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Autism Society of Greater New Orleans
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Divorce Cases from State to Finish
  • Dividing Assets and Debts Equitably & Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice
  • 2014
  • Rambo Litigation
  • Procedural Remedies to Combat Rambo Litigation & Dealing with the Rambo Client
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Non-Traditional Family Structures & Paternity Disputes
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Sharry
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sharry does a great job representing her clients. She is a skilled litigator and good person."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharry has a wealth of experience practicing in various courts in and around the metro-area. She knows the in's and out's of family law and thinks creatively about case strategy!"
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sharry is very professional and well educated in family law. I've seen her in the courtroom and she is an experienced attorney who gets her clients the results they need."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an attorney who works hard to get her clients the best possible outcome!"
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharry is friendly and is a dedicated lawyer. I am very impressed with her and I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharry Sandler is very knowledgable and professional. I recently attended a CLE she conducted and I was highly impressed with her presentation."
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New Orleans Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Sharry Irean Sandler
Sharry Irean Sandler
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 19 years
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