Sandy K. Roxas, Esq. is admitted to practice law in California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. For over a decade, Sandy has zealously litigated family law disputes, obtained or defended restraining orders, successfully mediated family law cases for low and high conflict clients, represented debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, and defended clients in criminal matters.
Sandy was recently named to the 2017 California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. To be eligible for the Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law.
When Sandy is not practicing law or mediating cases, she is serving the community. Since 2009, she and her husband have funded annual scholarships to underprivileged students at the local High School. She has volunteered for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk, bringing money and awareness towards breast cancer research. For the last 4 years, Sandy has funded “Slippers for Kids” and “Apples for Kids,” Outreach Programs providing much needed slippers and apples for impoverished children in the Philippines – most whom have never in their lives owned a pair of slippers or tasted an apple. When Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines, Sandy organized a fundraiser and raised money for the American Red Cross to assist the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Sandy continues to sponsor international outreach programs donating food and school supplies to over impoverished children in the Philippines.
Sandy graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Cum Laude. She received her law degree from Chapman University School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Chapman Law Journal and the Co-Founding President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Organization. Sandy was also a scholarship recipient of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association as well as a bar stipend recipient of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. During law school, Sandy served as a Judicial law clerk for the Honorable Candice Beason of the Los Angeles Superior Court, a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, and worked as a legal assistance in a litigation firm.
Sandy is a lifetime member of the Philippine American Bar Association and member of the Southern California Mediation Association.