Attorney Sai Lui represents clients in criminal, juvenile and traffic matters in Circuit and District Courts of Maryland. He also handles protective/peace orders, criminal records expungements and some civil matters. Administratively, Sai advocates for clients at IEP meetings and MVA hearings. Sai works diligently to provide quality legal representation at a reasonable price. Raised in Maryland, he understands the challenges faced by immigrant, working families hoping to provide a better life for their kids. Always learning with the goal of achieving positive outcomes for clients, Sai regularly consults with mentors and colleagues, and attends continuing legal education courses related to criminal law, family law, consumer law and special education. Sai is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Prince George’s County Bar Association, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association, National Lawyers Guild and Civil Justice. With an office in Upper Marlboro, Sai serves clients in Prince George’s, Montgomery, Charles and neighboring counties.
At the University of Wisconsin Law School, Sai provided legal assistance as a housing unit intern at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS); he also volunteered at SLLS with the Student Hurricane Network. While in New Orleans, he interviewed activists and health administrators while writing a published article supporting the right to indigent health care in Louisiana. He gained exposure to policy and advocacy as an intern at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. With the Restorative Justice Project, Sai facilitated victim-offender conferences to address the harms caused by crime and violence and to begin the healing process for the people and community involved.
Before starting his legal career, Sai graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and received a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physics from San Diego State University. While studying in Baltimore, he served as President of Phi Kappa Psi, Maryland Alpha. As a neurogenetics trainee at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Sai earned a Provost Undergraduate Research Award. As an electrical engineer, Sai tested communications and hardware systems on surveillance aircraft and designed the physical layout of semiconductor integrated circuits. He applies these analytical skills and attention to detail to each case. As a teacher, Sai taught high school science and math in the Sweetwater Union High School District near San Diego, California. Similar to his own upbringing, many of his former students were first generation college graduates; benefited from free and reduced lunches; and spoke a language other than English at home. Sai focused his efforts on translating and breaking down complex concepts into terms kids understand, a skill brought to the practice of law. In his free time, Sai volunteers as a writing coach with the Posse Foundation and enjoys homebrewing, Rottweilers and Maryland Terrapins basketball. Sai lives in Prince George’s County with his artistic wife.