Sheri R. Abrams

Sheri R. Abrams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Oakton, VA

Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law
 | 10467 White Granite Drive, Suite 306
Oakton, VA 22124
Phone: 571-328-5795
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability (70%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Sheri has worked for over twenty years in the areas of Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, & Elder law.  Sheri’s niche-within-a-niche is Social Security Disability Law and the special needs area of estate planning (special needs trusts, guardianship), which requires additional care and experience, to properly understand and meet the needs of the community involved.  She is committed to her clients and their families and works to make sure that all of their needs are met and their rights are protected.

Sheri has assisted hundreds of clients with their Social Security Disability appeals and special needs issues.   She also assists clients with guardianship cases in situations where an adult is no longer able to care for themselves.  Sheri also works with other professionals to establish, and, if necessary, administer special needs trusts for disabled beneficiaries.

Sheri regularly speaks at local events and conferences providing valuable knowledge on various subjects of elder and disability law.

Sheri has a solid record of professionalism, ethics and compassion for her clients.  She is listed in Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.   In addition to these recognitions, Sheri serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA).

Sheri is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern Federal District Court of Virginia and all Virginia state courts.  She is also an accredited Attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veteran’s Benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Sheri’s 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.

 

About Sheri Abrams

Admitted 1995, Virginia

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected for Super Lawyers
  • Selected by peers as one of Virginia's Legal Elite----Washington Business Magazine
  • Listed in Who's Who in America; Who's Who of American Women; and Who's Who in American Law
  • Awarded an attorney rating of 10.0 - Superb, by Avvo.com
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Hospital Center Legacy Planning Committee Member
  • Member, Legal Advisory Board of the National Capitol Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Board of Directors, National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Virginia Bar Association's Disaster Legal Assistance Program
  • LINC (The Legal Information Network for Cancer)
  • Trial Lawyers Care

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author "Social Security Disability Benefits for Disabled Adult Children," Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 2015
  • Author, "How to Protect a Child's SSI Benefits into Adulthood,"  Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 2014
  • MENSA
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA)
  • The Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • The Brain Injury Association of Virginia
  • The Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The Lupus Foundation of America
  • Arlington Virginia Bar Association
  • Alexandria Virginia Bar Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Author, "The Social Security Disability Maze," Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 2011
  • Virginia State Bar, Social Security Disability CLE, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member of MENSA

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University Law School, JD, 1994
  • Boston University School of Management, BSBA, Cum Laude, 1989

Industry Groups

  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys National Organization Of Social Security Claimant's Represen
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Office Location for Sheri R. Abrams

    10467 White Granite Drive
    Suite 306
    Oakton, VA 22124

     

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    Last Updated: 1/30/2017

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