Mary Roby Sanders


MARY ROBY SANDERS is an AV Preeminent rated attorney and is a partner in the Towson law firm of Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A., where she practices exclusively in the area of family law.  Ms. Sanders received her B.A. and J.D. degrees, with honors, from the University of Maryland.

Ms. Sanders is a frequent presenter and lecturer on domestic law subjects.  She is a Past Chair for the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and has served on that committee from 2004 to date.  She is the Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee and developed the Mentoring Program sponsored by the Family and Juvenile Law Section.  She was the chairperson of the Family Law Committee for the Baltimore County Bar Association from 2002-2003.  She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association and the Family Law Committee of the Baltimore City Bar Association, as well as the Young Lawyers Division.  She was a contributor to the Bench Book on Family and was Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Task Force of the Maryland State Bar.  She is a domestic mediator for the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

She has been named to “Maryland Super Lawyers” every year since 2007.  Ms. Sanders was presented with the prestigious J. Earle Plumhoff Professionalism Award from the Baltimore County Bar Association in January, 2012. Ms. Sanders has won the Beverly A. Groner Family Law Award for 2019. The Beverly A. Groner Family Law Award recognizes an attorney or Judge who has served the Maryland Legal Community through her dedication to the practice of family law and has exemplified the highest professional standards during a distinguished legal career.



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