Sandra Marie Workman
Attorney at Law
- 12 Years Protecting Victims of Crime
- Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Advocate
- Trained Forensic Child Interviewer
After a career as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Roanoke City and Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Salem, Sandi joined Poarch Law in 2017, and brings her vast litigation, criminal, domestic violence and victim protection skills to the work we do with the immigrant community. Sandi also handles child custody matters, special immigrant juvenile, victim visas and assists with federal litigation on immigration matters. Sandi has an advocate’s heart for domestic violence and child abuse victims, and Sandi actively supports several local domestic violence non-profits with time and talent.
Born and raised in Princeton, West Virginia, Sandi moved to Salem, Virginia in 1990. She received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Bluefield College in 2003 and her law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2006. If she’s not wading through complex legal issues, Sandi is usually with her family–husband, Rob and sons, Wayne (a U.S. Army veteran and the father of Sandi’s only grandson, Nathan) and Andrew. Sandi loves roller coasters, reading, and has a wide range of musical tastes, from heavy metal to old-school country.
- Salem Roanoke County Bar Association (2012- present)
- Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2017-present)
- B.S., Criminal Justice, Bluefield College, 2003
- J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2006
- Virginia State Bar, 2006
- Law Review Invitation, Appalachian School of Law, 2004