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Sandra Craine-Gonzalez

Personal Injury Attorney
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Sandra Craine-Gonzalez is as kind to her clients as she is cutthroat 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. The opposing side underestimates Sandra, making her victories 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 keen 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 degree from Wake Forest University in History and English. As a 2001 graduate with a Juris Doctorate, Sandra 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, and Personal Injury. Her meticulous reputation piqued the interest of Allstate Insurance, making her an offer she couldn’t refuse. The 12 years she spent as a Senior Trial Attorney in Allstate’s Special Investigation Unit equipped her with thorough knowledge of the insurance 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. Sanrdra’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 creative avenues ranging from sketchwork to interior design. Outside of the firm, she regularly attends church and eagerly cares for her elderly mother and in-laws. For her, family is everything and Rutter Mills is thrilled to have her as a member of ours.  
Team Crane-Gonzalez
Jenny Tran
Jenny Tran
Pre-litigation Paralegal
Madison Lawson
Madison Lawson
Pre-litigation Paralegal
Sayuri Harris
Sayuri Harris
Pre-Litigation Paralegal
Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest University

J.D., University of Florida – 2001

Awards & Recognition

Member of D.C. and Virginia Bar

 

“People who underestimate me learn quickly that I am a force to be reckoned with. I will fight for my clients' rights as if they were my own." - Sandra Craine-Gonzalez, Personal Injury Attorney

Client Testimonials

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

If you have a serious injury, then you need a serious lawyer. And that’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

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