About Sheri

Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law Fairfax VASheri Abrams, Attorney at Law has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for over 24 years.

Professional Honors

Sheri Abrams is “AV-Rated” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named a “Super Lawyer,” one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers” in the area of Social Security Disability Law and one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Legislative/ Regulatory/Administrative. Sheri has been listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in American Law,” and “Who’s Who of American Women.

Professional Activities

Sheri Abrams is active in many different professional organizations including the Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, American Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), where she served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013. In June 2013, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA).

Sheri Abrams is a volunteer Attorney for “Trial Lawyers Care,” an organization that provides free legal help to those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy and for the Virginia Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Assistance Program. Sheri is also an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veteran’s Benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is a qualified Guardian Ad litem (GAL) for incapacitated persons for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Past Speaking Engagements

Sheri Abrams has spoken on the topic of Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning and Special Needs Planning at many events and to various groups including:   the Virginia State Bar;  the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR); the Alexandria Bar Association; the Arlington Bar Association;  the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), the Women’s Center; the Lupus Foundation; the Multiple Sclerosis Society; the Brain Injury Association  of Virginia; the Disability Rights Center; the ADAPT Program;  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS); Brain Injury Services; the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services; the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Northern Virginia; Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter; the Woodburn Center; the Mt. Vernon Center for Community Mental Health; NAMI; the Cedar Lane School,  the Bridge Program at Mt. Vernon Hospital; Pain Connection; MENSA; the ARC of Prince William County; the Tourette Syndrome Association; Pathway Homes; the Virginia Veteran and Family Support-Northern Region; the McLean Bible Church, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University and ServiceSource.

Education

Sheri Abrams graduated Cum Laude from Boston University’s School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and earned her Juris Doctor from George Washington University.

Court Admissions

Sheri Abrams is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions:

Supreme Court of the United States;

Virginia: all state courts and all federal courts, including the federal District Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit;

District of Columbia: all local courts (Superior Court of the District of Columbia and District of Columbia Court of Appeals) and all federal courts, including the federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Author

Sheri Abrams’ book, “Don’t Gamble with Your Social Security Disability Benefits—What Every Virginia Resident Needs To Know To Win A Social Security Disability Case” was published in 2010. It is available for free download.   Sheri’s book is also available in book form at Amazon.com and electronically for the Nook and the Kindle.

Sheri Abrams has also published several articles on disability and special needs planning related subjects which can be read here.

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Sheri is the proud mother of a son in college.

Sheri can be reached at sheri@sheriabrams.com