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Sherry L Leichman

Family Attorney at Rockville, MD

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Property Settlement Agreements, Collaborative Divorce, Child support, Prenupts,

    38 years

  2. Adoption
    Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Domestic adoptions, Step Parent adoptions, private adoptions

    33 years

  3. Mediation
    Mediator for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court, trained divorce mediator, Collaborative Law trained mediator

    20 years

  4. Juvenile law
    Represent child and parents in the Juvenile Court

Licensed for 37 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/30/2015

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Sherry L Leichman
51 Monroe Street
Suite 1901
Rockville, MD, 20850


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Posted by Dean | October 31, 2013
Tremendously professional, knowledgeable, and caring
I am the Executive Director for Adoption Makes Family. Ms.Leichman has been the attorney for Adoption Makes Family for over six years. Ms. Leichman has handled over 85 adoptions that have been successfully completed. In addition, she has handled numerous cases where the situation did not result in a finalized adoption. Ms. Leichman has approached each case with the highest professionalism and expertise. Her knowledge of adoption law has made her an invaluable asset not only to the Agency, but to each birth parent and adoptive family affected by the adoption process. Ms. Leichman is a staunch advocate for adoption. She is well-studied and brings her knowledge to the legal functioning of Adoption Makes Family. She is an educator, helping clients understand how adoption works and assuring the highest ethical and legal standards for each adoption. Her actions and advice have been a guiding force through calm as well as rocky seas. Her commitment to the well being of Adoption Makes Family is reassuring not only to me as the Executive Director, but to birth parents, adoptive parents and our Board of Directors.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Leichman & Snyder, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Schweitzer, Scherr & Leichman
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Lewis Law Firm
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate County Attorney
  • Montgomery County Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - 2000
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Court
  • 1985 - 1985
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  • Antioch School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976


  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2008
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Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Leichman is a very experienced lawyer who can handle even the most complex and difficult matters. She can be trusted to provide top notch advocacy no matter what the circumstances."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Rockville Family Lawyer Sherry L Leichman
Sherry L Leichman
Family Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 37 years