Sheila K. Sachs, Member

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  • I believe in advising and representing clients in a way that diffuses conflict to bring the best outcome to a divided family.

    Baltimore 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Collaborative Law: Family in Best Lawyers

Contact

ssachs@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4247
410-576-4269 (fax)

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Sheila devotes a substantial part of her practice to the field of Family Law. Her practice includes litigation and negotiation of marital settlements agreements, addressing the equitable distribution of marital property, alimony, custody, child support and related proceedings, as well as drafting and negotiating pre and post marital agreements. She is a mediator and arbitrates controversies in the family law area. Sheila Sachs has served as chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Sheila has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and Family Alternative Dispute Resolution since 1995. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Baltimore's Best Lawyer in America in Family Law Mediation in 2016 and was recognized as one of Washington D.C. and Baltimore's "Best Lawyers in Collaborative Law: Family Law" for 2013. Sheila was also named by Best Lawyers in America as the Family Law Mediator of the Year for 2012. She has been named a Family Law Mediation "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Maryland and one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. The Daily Record named Sheila an "Influential Marylander" in 2008 and 2012.

Past Chair of the Appellate Court's Nominating Commission for the State of Maryland, Sheila is active in Bar Association activities and is a former President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. In addition, she has served on various boards, including the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Baltimore City, the Board of Trustees of Goucher College and the Board of Managers of Haverford College.


Sheila is a member of the Collaborative Law Association Professionals of Baltimore. She is also a member of ADR Maryland, a panel of highly-experienced and widely-respected neutral Maryland attorneys who are trained and skilled in alternative dispute resolution. ADR Maryland members are all AV® Preeminent™ rated in Martindale-Hubbell and have extensive and diverse litigation experience.

Honors

AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" for Collaborative Law: Family Law by Best Lawyers in America© in 2019

Named to Best Lawyers in America© for Arbitration, Collaborative Law: Family Law, Family Law, Family Law Mediation, and Mediation since 1995

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Family Law since 2007

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® Top 10 Super Lawyers in 2016

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women Super Lawyers 2016

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law Mediation by Best Lawyers in America© in 2012 & 2016

Recipient of the 2015 Women's Bar Association of Maryland Rita C. Davidson Award

Named to "Best Lawyers in Collaborative Law: Family Law" by Best Lawyers in America© in Washington D.C. and Baltimore 2013

Recipient of the "Living Legal Legends" Award by the Bar Association of Baltimore City, 2011

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law by Best Lawyers in America© in 2009

Recipient of the "Beverly Groner Award" by the Family Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, 2009

Recipient of the "Margaret Brent - Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award" by the Bar Association of Baltimore City in 2009

 


 

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Professional and Civic Involvement

Board Member, Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Board Member, Haverford College Board of Managers

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Contact

ssachs@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4247
410-576-4269 (fax)

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Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1964
A.B., Goucher College, 1961
Attended, Vassar College, 1960

Court Admissions

Maryland Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1965