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Shara handles all type of domestic and family law matters, criminal and traffic matters, and is a trained mediator. She is approved to be a child's attorney, to mediate child access issues, and to conduct settlement conferences in a variety of areas of law.

Prior to joining the Alexander & Cleaver team, Shara worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in Charles County, Maryland for six years. She handled all types of cases ranging from simple assault, drug possession, shoplifting and DUI to serious felonies including child abuse, burglary, and drug offenses. She then entered private practice where she concentrated on domestic cases such as divorce, custody and adoption.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    15 years
  3. Mediation: 5%
    6 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    8 years

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Waldorf location

603 Post Office Rd., Ste. 306
Waldorf, MD, 20602

Walsh, Becker & Rice

14300 Gallant Fox Lane, Ste. 218
Bowie, MD, 20715



DCInactive 200108/24/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalsh, Becker & Rice2015 - Present
AttorneyAlexander & Cleaver, P.A.2008 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss & Associates2007 - 2008
Assistant State's AttorneyState's Attorney's Office For Charles County, Md2000 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Alliance of Charles CountyChair2014 - 2014
Ethics Commission, Charles CountyChair2011 - 2011
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Charles County Circuit CourtMember2010 - Present
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
MSBA Judicial Nominating CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Humane Society of Charles CountyBoard Member2007 - 2015
Charles County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review PanelMember2006 - Present
High School Mock TrialVolunteer Judge2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
American UniversityJustice, Minor PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990