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About Sheri R. Abrams

ABOUT SHERI R. ABRAMS, ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, founded her own law firm in 1995.  Ms. Abrams concentrates her law practice to representing clients in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland in their Social Security Disability Appeals.  In January 2010 she joined Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC  as "of counsel. "   In January 2012, Ms. Abrams was named a partner in the firm.

         

Clients often get work-related emails and letters from me in the evenings, weekends, even holidays, and they ask, “Don’t you ever sleep?” Sure, I do.

But I love what I do so much that it truly doesn’t FEEL like work. It’s a calling, not a job. I couldn’t possibly treat it as a 9-5 job because it is not.

I love representing people with disabilities and strongly suspect I’ll be doing this till the day I die, long after many other lawyers have retired from jobs that they merely tolerated in exchange for a paycheck.


SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS:

Ms. Abrams has been invited to speak to numerous groups, including:
  • The Virginia State Bar (CLE);
  • The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association;
  • The National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR);
  • The Alexandria Bar Association;
  • The Women's Center in Vienna Virginia;
  • The Lupus Foundation;
  • The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society;
  • The Brain Injury Association;
  • The Disability Rights Center;
  • The ADAPT Program;
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services;
  • The Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services;
  • Brain Injury Services;
  • The ARC of Prince William County;
  • The Bridge Program at Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital;
  • The Tourette Syndrome Association; and
  • The Disability Expo.

 

Ms. Abrams has also appeared twice on the television program "Taking the Dis Out of Disability", has been interviewed on the radio by stations working with EMMIS Broadcasting Communications and has hosted a webchat for the Lupus Foundation of America.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS & ACTIVITIES:

Ms. Abrams is "AV-Rated" by the Martindale-Hubbell
Law Directory.  The Martindale-Hubbell AV rating indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar and the judiciary.

The Legal Ability Ratings (C, B, A) take into consideration the standard of ability for the area where the lawyer practices, the attorney's expertise, nature of the practice and qualifications relevant to the profession.

The General-Ethical Standards Rating (V) covers adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

In 2013 Ms. Abrams was selected for inclusion in "Best Lawyers of America"

Ms. Abrams was also selected for the 2009 Best of Fairfax Award in the Local Business category.

Each year, The Best of Fairfax Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Ms. Abrams was also selected by her peers as a member of Virginia's Legal Elite for 2009.  

The Virginia Legal Elite are chosen through a survey conducted by Virginia Business Magazine and The Virginia Bar Association.  Voting is open to all lawyers licensed to practice law in Virginia.  The survey asked lawyers to nominate their colleagues who have demonstrated exceptional levels of expertise in the 15 categories of law which are chosen in consultation with the Virginia Bar Association.

In April 2010 Ms. Abrams was honored to have received accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to prepare, present and prosecute claims for veterans before the VA.

This accreditation allows Ms. Abrams to provide veterans and their families with advice on complex areas of law concerning long-term care planning, including VA pension benefits and the related issue of Medicaid benefits.

In 2011 Ms. Abrams was elected to represent the 4th & DC Circuits on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), she served on this board until 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association;
  • Virginia Bar Association;
  • DC Bar Association;
  • Fairfax Bar Association;
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners;
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA);
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR); and
  • MENSA.

VOLUNTEER LEGAL ACTIVITIES (PRO BONO WORK):

    "Trial Lawyers Care" an organization that provides free legal help to     those impacted by the 911 tragedy;

    The Legal Advisory Board of the National Capitol Multiple Sclerosis 

    Society;

    LINC  (The Legal Information Network for Cancer); and
    The Virginia Bar Association's Disaster Legal Assistance Program.

EDUCATION:

George Washington University School of Law, J.D.
Boston University, School of Management, B.S.B.A., Cum Laude

COURT ADMISSIONS:

United States Supreme Court ;
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals;
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia;
Virginia Supreme Court;
District of Columbia Court of Appeals; and
United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

 
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