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Sheri R Abrams

Sheri R Abrams

Practice areas:

Social Security, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills

Sheri Abrams

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About Me

Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for the past 20 years.

In January 2010, after being a solo practitioner for 16 years, Sheri joined the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack as “Of Counsel” where she continues to represent clients in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland in their Social Security Disability Appeals, Estate Planning & Special Needs Planning. In January 2012, Sheri was named a full partner in the firm.


Sheri is “AV-Rated” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers” in the area of Social Security DisabilityLaw 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.”


Sheri 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 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.


Sheri 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. She is admitted to all local courts, including the United States Supreme Court.


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. It is available for free download at and our News & Announcements page. Sheri’s book is also available for purchase in book form at and for electronic purchase for the Nook and the Kindle.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Social Security: 70%
    21 years
  2. Elder Law: 10%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    21 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    21 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%
    21 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Charles Welling O'Donnell

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Abrams is an excellent lawyer and is dedicated to helping those with social security and special needs circumstances. Many times my workers' compensation clients require social security assistance, and Ms. Abrams and her office can be counted on for the correct information and assistance.


    Charles O'Donnell Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan A. Wuchinich

    Ms. Abrams is highly knowledgeable in Social Security matters. I endorse this lawyer.


    Susan Wuchinich Employee Benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

400 South Maple Ave.
Suite 210
Falls Church, VA, 22046


DCActive 199607/19/2014
VAAuthorized to practice law199503/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Virginia Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNeedham Mitnick & Pollack2012 - Present
Of CounselNeedham Mitnick & Pollack2010 - 2011
Attorney at LawSheri R. Abrams, P.C.1995 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Elder Care MattersMember2010 - Present
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
WealthCounselMember2010 - Present
Virginia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2010 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ RepresentativesFormer Board of Directors2010 - 2012
District of Columbia BarMember1996 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember1995 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Lawyers WeeklyThe Social Security Disability Maze2011
Word Association PressDon't Gamble With Your Social Security Disability Benefits2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Boston UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Virginia State BarSocial Security Disability Practice2011
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSocial Security Disability Law2011