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Sheri R Abrams

About Sheri Abrams

About me

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


Sheri is “AV-Rated” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, was named a Super Lawyer, one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers”  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  Sheri’s book is also available for purchase in book form at and for electronic purchase for the Nook and the Kindle.