Sandra Craine-Gonzalez


Sandra Craine-Gonzalez

Personal Injury Attorney

I came to Rutter Mills because I wanted the opportunity to help injured people get the money they need. That's something I couldn't do working at an insurance company.

Sandra Craine-Gonzalez is as kind to her clients as she is keen in the courtroom. Being detail-oriented, she is committed to seeking justice for every case that hits her desk. Sandra’s vast experience in defense and prosecution, paired with meticulous preparation, makes her a surprise the big insurance companies don’t see coming. When the opposing side underestimates Sandra, her victory is even sweeter.

“When I’m in the courtroom, I am a vigorous advocate for my clients.”


Sandra has been practicing law for over two decades, and she still loves every minute of it. Her sharp eye for detail and deep sense of empathy help her empower clients to face a judge and jury. Growing up in Charlotte, NC, Sandra’s father planted the seed for success early in her life. Seeing many similar qualities between attorneys in their community and his daughter, he encouraged her to consider law at a young age.

With his encouragement and her mother’s support to further her education, Sandra went on to study law at Florida State University after earning her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in History and a minor English. As a 2001 graduate with a Juris DoctorateSandra decided to blaze her own path by opening a firm as a military spouse. For 10 years she worked alongside mentors, practicing many areas including Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, as well as a guardian ad litem. Her meticulous reputation piqued the interest of Allstate Insurance, making her an offer she couldn’t refuse. She spent 12 years at Allstate working her way up to Senior Trial Attorney.

With her meticulous work ethic, Sandra laid the foundation for Allstate to open their first in-house council office in the Tidewater Area. The years she spent in insurance equipped her with thorough knowledge of these companies’ selfish tactics. Having worked across the aisle from our team for years, she’d heard about our award-winning reputation and seen it in action. Sandra joined Rutter Mills to work in our pre-litigation and litigation departments, helping clients through critical points in their cases. She is excited to showcase her talents in an environment where her expertise helps build people up, rather than standing against them.

Sandra is a member of the Bar in Florida, D.C., Virginia, and Federal Court. She has a plethora of legal knowledge and experience. Sandra’s creative mind paints a picture of a case and knows when to ask a client about details that may seem small but often reap big rewards in court. She is proud to be one of only a handful of women of color practicing Personal Injury Law in our area. She continues to trailblaze a path for strong women to follow. With an interest in art, Sandra enjoys many creative avenues such as sketch work, reading, jazz and interior design. Outside of the firm, she regularly attends church, travels, and eagerly cares for her in-laws. For her, family is everything and Rutter Mills is thrilled to have her as a member of ours.

“As one of only a handful of women of color who practice personal injury law in our area, I feel it’s my duty to encourage young women to pursue their goals for a career in the legal field.” – Sandra Craine-Gonzalez, Personal Injury Lawyer at Rutter Mills

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Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

Get Back On Track

Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

When I called Rutter Mills, I knew it was the right fit. They’re so interested in helping you get justice.

Getting The Justice You Deserve

When Mom Needs Strength

Taryn was in a car accident while she was pregnant. She knew she needed someone in her corner to protect her rights and her family’s future.

There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens


A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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Asia W.

My experience dealing with Rutter Mills was amazing! Gina Montgomery and Adam Lotkin answered every question and made sure I had a clear understanding of everything. They are hardworking individuals that will get every detail down in court! I would definitely recommend them to any and everyone! It was a blessing working with them and if I ever need them in the future, they will be the lawyers I'd call!

Dorian F.

Joe Young and Kathy Saunders were the absolute best. They kept me informed and properly communicated all information with me in a timely manner. They also were able to get me the amount I requested without going back and forth with me. They were a true pleasure to work with and for this reason I will continue to do business with Rutter Mills.

Michael M.

My "Dream Team" Attorney Erik Porcaro and Paralegal Jackie Shuster worked over and above my expectations. She kept an open dialogue throughout the entire process and kept me informed through every phase of my case. I will always come back to Rutter Mills. Thanks for a great experience.

Nena A

Rutter Mills law firm did a wonderful job with my case. Attorney Porcaro and his paralegal, Kamilah White, assisted me a great deal, kept me informed and optimistic about my case. They helped me feel prepared and confident to testify at trial. Another plus was I did not have to pay anything until my case was won. I highly recommend this law firm for any one else who may need assistance.


I cannot say enough nice things about the folks at Rutter Mills. Will Nexsen is an outstanding attorney and his associate Julia is a joy to work with. Highly recommended!