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Lawrence Sands & Sarah Hague White

Both Lawrence Sands and Sarah Hague White were highly skilled, respected, and well-known attorneys at Sands, White & Sands. Both were known for being amongst the best trial attorneys in Volusia County, earning some of the highest settlements and jury verdicts in their day. Mr. Sands and Ms. White were dedicated to helping injured victims navigate the legal system and fight for the full, fair recovery they were owed.

Lawrence Sands

Mr. Sands began his legal career representing insurance companies and defendants in personal injury cases. The law firm he started in 1968—Sands, Smalbein, Eubank, Johnson, Bussey, Rozier & Company, P.A.—eventually became one of the larger insurance defense firms in the Central Florida area. In 1976, Mr. Sands left defense practice and started a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm in Daytona Beach, now called Sands, White & Sands. Over the years, the firm has become particularly well-known for handling complicated medical negligence cases. Mr. Sands obtained many settlements and jury awards in excess of a million dollars, including what was at the time the single largest jury award in Volusia County history. He retired from the active practice of law in 2010.

Mr. Sands was extremely active in the Volusia County community ever since he moved to DeLand in 1957. He was involved in community theater for several decades, first with the Shoestring Theatre Company and in later years, with the Sands Theater Center (part of DeLand's Cultural Art Center). He taught an adult Sunday school class at DeLand's First Presbyterian Church for over thirty years and was recognized for his work in the community by numerous governmental, civic, and charitable agencies.

Mr. Sands was a 1955 graduate of The Citadel University of Florida (B.S. with high honors; Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa member) and a 1957 graduate of the University of Florida School of Law (J.D.; replaced LL.B. conferred; Phi Delta Phi member). He was admitted to practice in the state of Florida in 1957 and served as President of the Volusia County Bar Association from 1983 to 1984.

Sarah Hague White


Sarah Hague White was born in New Haven, Connecticut but moved to DeLand, Florida at an early age with her family. Her father, Dr. John Hague, was the noted American Studies professor emeritus at Stetson University. Dr. Hague and his wife, Janet, raised Sarah and her two sisters, Carolyn and Nancy, and her brother, David, in DeLand. Sarah would claim Volusia County as her home for the rest of her life.

Ms. White graduated from DeLand High in 1971. She then graduated from Wesleyan College in 1975 and Stetson University School of Law in 1978. Upon graduation, she joined Lawrence (Larry) Sands in the law practice of Larry Sands, PA., which would later be renamed to Sands, White & Sands. Sarah was a former President of both the Volusia County Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Volusia/Flagler Chapter. She was a former officer and board member of the Volusia County Bar. In 1988, Sarah received the Meritorious Public Service Award from the Florida Bar for providing free legal services to the poor. She was a member of the Volunteer Lawyers project from its inception until her death. She provided free legal services to the Guardian ad Litem Program in Volusia County. In addition to her charitable legal work, she was also a member of the board of directors for the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Ms. White died at the age of 40 due to complications from a rare blood disease known as aplastic anemia. At the time of her death, she left a husband, Terry White, and two children, Peter (age 10) and Kaitlin (age 7). With Ms. White’s death, Volusia County lost one of its best trial attorneys.

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