Sandra A. Brooks
Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law
Sandra A. Brooks places a high priority on mentoring and networking.
Brooks is an attorney at Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law in Bethesda and was named in the 2014 Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers. Her mentor Cheryl Hepfer, a partner at the firm, has helped her succeed.
Brooks, 33, founded the Women’s Networking Group — an outside group that allows women to establish mentoring relationships, and the Young Professionals Networking Group, which does the same for those just beginning their careers.
She also believes in maintaining a work-life balance. She is married to Mark Brooks, with two young children, Ava, 3, and Jackson, 1. She is a founder of the Living with Childhood Leukemia Foundation.
“Balancing doesn’t mean putting work first,” Brooks said. “For me, balance is being able to do all the family stuff, being able to maintain my reputation and doing the legal work.”