Andrew Sindler has been practicing and mediating cases for over 7 years in Maryland and parts of DC and Virginia. He practices primarily in the Baltimore and DC Metropolitan areas currently with offices in Columbia and Baltimore. His practice primarily consists of Social Security Disability cases as well as other types of personal injury and disability, including auto accidents, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence. He also has experience with toxic exposure claims as well as some employment discrimination, unemployment appeals, short and long-term disability, general civil and criminal practice and prior family law practice, as well as administrative matters on behalf of police officers under the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR). He has maintained a successful solo practice for over 2 years and prior to that he worked at law firms in Baltimore and Rockville handling many of the same types of cases for a diverse set of clientele. He also currently serves as in-house general counsel and risk manager for a non-profit healthcare organization in Baltimore, assisting various underserved and uninsured populations in various medical and legal matters, including obtaining Social Security disability and other public assistance benefits.
Since obtaining his 40-hour Maryland mediation certification in 2005, he has successfully served on various court-appointed and approved lists throughout Maryland, in which cases are routinely referred to him for mediation in an attempt to resolve the parties' disputes. He has mediated a wide variety of matters in personal injury, workers' compensation, insurance law, employment discrimination, contract and real estate disputes, and various other types of legal matters with considerable success. He owes part of this success to his work as a mediation participant on behalf of his clients, and the perspective he has gained being on the “inside” of a dispute instead of the “outside.” His philosophy is that "the best way to have your day in court is to stay out of court." He is a firm believer in mediation and all other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as the best way to resolve a legal dispute to everyone's satisfaction and he brings that passion and conviction to every mediation he conducts.
In 2015, Andrew obtained his 20-hour certification to conduct Child Access mediations, to assist divorced and divorcing parents amicably resolve their issues relating to custody, visitation and child support of their children. He is accepting private referrals as well as court-appointed mediations for these types of disputes.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude, from UMBC, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. During law school, he volunteered as a student attorney through the University of Baltimore Family Law Clinic, representing low income clients in domestic matters on a pro bono basis. His experience included the child custody, divorce, protective and peace orders and lobbying for new legislation concerning victims of domestic violence. In addition to his practice, mediation, and non-profit work, he is a current member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the D.C. Bar Association, the Montgomery County Inns of Court, Phi Delta Phi International Law Fraternity, the University of Baltimore School of Law Alumni Society, and various other organizations in which he takes an active interest and/or role. He has also been involved in both the legal and non-legal community as a volunteer school speaker and mock trial judge, senior center workshop teacher (teaching legal skills topics to various audiences), and he has been involved in his local community for various charitable causes, including raising money for cancer research for the Wellness Society, and volunteering at homeless shelters and soup kitchens.