Law School: Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1989.
College: University of Chicago, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors, 1982.
Court Admissions: 1987, New York; 1989, Florida; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Tax Court; 1995, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern District of Florida; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.
Legal Organizations: Orange County and Volusia County Bar Associations; Florida Bar; New York State Bar.
Professional History: After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1985, Mr. Sands practiced with the law firms of Shearman & Sterling in New York City and Greenburg Traurig in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before joining the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney focusing on the prosecution of tax and financial crimes. He returned to private practice in Central Florida in 1994. He has served on the nine-member Advisory Committee on the Local Rules for the Middle District of Florida, and as a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Selection Committee for the Orlando Division of the Middle District of Florida. He has received an "AV" rating, the highest rating, from the Martindale-Hubble National Legal Directory.
Practice Areas: Since joining Sands White & Sands in 2003, Mr. Sands has been active in litigating a wide variety of personal injury cases, with a special emphasis on medical negligence and product liability claims. He also continues to represent defendants in white collar criminal cases in the areas of tax fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, internet-related offenses, mail and wire fraud and other financial and business offenses.