Sandy Law Firm

John M. Sandy

B.A. University of St. Thomas, 2007;
Cum Laude
J.D. University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2010; Dean’s Honors

In 2010 John graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. While in law school, John worked at the United States Federal Public Defender’s office where he drafted numerous motions and appellant briefs submitted to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also had the opportunity to draft a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. John finished in the top third of his class and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy. John also served as a law clerk to Michael Colich where he worked on numerous federal and state criminal cases including, the United States v. Thomas Petters, the largest financial fraud case brought to trial in American history. John focuses his areas of practice to: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Financial Fraud Litigation, and Family Law.

Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar Association
Dickinson County Bar Association
Iowa Criminal Defense Bar
Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis
St. Mary’s Catholic Church—Instructor

Iowa State Court
Minnesota State Court
Northern Iowa District Federal Court
Iowa PERB Mediator

Contact Information
Phone:  (712) 336-5588, ext. 3

John M. Sandy


The attorneys of Sandy Law Firm are experienced in a wide variety of practice areas.  Contact the Sandy Law Firm today to discover how our experience can help you.


The experienced attorneys at Sandy Law Firm are attentive to the needs of their clients, and committed to assisting in their legal matters.

Family Owned.

Sandy Law Firm was founded in 1982 by John Sandy.  In 1991 his wife Shannon joined the firm.  In 2010, their oldest son, John M. Sandy joined the firm.  Sandy Law Firm is a family owned and operated firm, putting clients first.