Sheila Sachs devotes a substantial part of her practice to the field of Family Law. Her practice includes litigation and negotiation of marital settlements and 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
Law and Family Alternative Dispute Resolution
since 1995. Sheila has been recognized by Best Lawyers
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
has named Sheila an "Influential Marylander" in 2008 and 2012. She was selected as one of Baltimore's thirty best lawyers in the November 1998 issue of Baltimore Magazine.
Presently the 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 Maryland Collaborative Law Association
and is certified by the Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI). Sheila is 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-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have extensive and diverse litigation experience.