John Sando

John Sando is the owner of the Law Office of John N. Sando, LLC.

He is a Northern Virginia native, growing up in Clifton, and attended high school in Alexandria. After getting his law degree from the College of William & Mary in 2014, John began his legal career in 2015. He started as an Assistant Public Defender in Roanoke, and then for years practiced public defense in Halifax County, gaining trial experience on high-level felonies including burglary, robbery, malicious wounding, sex offenses, and a variety of drug- and theft-related cases.

In 2019, he joined the private defense bar, gaining invaluable experience at the Law Office of Lavonda Graham-Williams (in Alexandria) and S&R Law Firm (Fairfax).

In 2023, he founded his firm to dedicate himself further to the pursuit of helping those who face criminal charges in Virginia. He has a particular interest in assisting the underserved Spanish-speaking community in our area, who can face particular challenges from language and cultural barriers in the justice system.

He has successfully litigated constitutional challenges under the First Amendment, and motions to suppress evidence under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

He is a strong believer in freedom of speech and religion, and endeavors to help all persons feel represented and heard, regardless of race, gender identity, religion, cultural or political belief. That people of all backgrounds and walks of life deserve a voice and deserve for someone to listen.

He lives with his wife and dog in Prince William County. Mental health and special needs cases are his passion.

Example Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Traffic Violations; Driving While Intoxicated; DUI/DWI; Reckless Driving; Driving on Suspended; Larceny; Assault; Drug Possession; Drug Distribution; Domestic Assault & Battery; Sex Crimes; Mental Health/Special Needs cases; Witness/Victim Assistance.

Admitted: 2014, all Virginia courts; (federal) Eastern District of Virginia District & Bankruptcy Courts, 2020.

Law School: College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe School of Law), J.D., 2014

College: College of Washington and Jefferson, B.A. (Double Major, English & Psychology), 2011. Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society.

Member: Virginia State Bar; Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Fairfax Bar Association; Prince William Bar Association.

Language Proficiencies: English (native), Spanish (fluent), American Sign Language (functional).