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Sahmra A. Stevenson

Wills and living wills Attorney at Columbia, MD

4.9   65 reviews

also known as Sahmra A. Stevenson

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sahmra

Learn Sahmra’s areas of practice.

ESTATE PLANNING, BUSINESS LAW AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY. TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU RECEIVE THE LEGAL SERVICES YOU NEED.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2019,2017
Client's Choice
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Location

S.A. Stevenson Law Offices, LLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  65 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Paul | May 22, 2024
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Family Estate Planning
Working with Sahmra and her staff has been delightful! Her calm demeanor and expertise made the process of estate planning easy and actually enjoyable. As my wife and I move into our next stage of life, I'm happy to have Sahmra on our side!
Posted by Wanda | September 20, 2023
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Best of the Best!
Estate planning is not something I looked forward to doing but Sahmra and her team made the process easy to understand and follow. I am still not finished the process (my fault) but getting closer to completion makes me happy I trusted the S.A. Stevenson Law Offices. I know a lot of Lawyers and Sahmra is definitely the best of the best!
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Posted by Ken | May 15, 2024
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Child custody, father's rights, and child support.
Sahmra is extremely knowledgeable and presented information clearly. She has a very personable demeanor. I felt more comfortable after speaking and corresponding regarding the next steps. She has good experience and gave me options on the direction we needed to proceed forward with regarding my case.
Posted by Jowarren | January 25, 2022
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Outstanding
Mrs. Stevenson was nothing less than amazing. Not only did she get the victory but her support through the entire process was beyond professional. Custody can be a very emotional and stressful situation to navigate and it really helps to have attorney that can understand that and offer reassurance. She was always punctual, And 2 steps ahead in her plan of execution. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking counsel
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Posted by Leo | March 16, 2022
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Power of Attorney- Will- Trust
I can’t say enough about my recent experience with Sahmra and her team. My elderly mother was in need of some serious estate planning following some scary hospital visits. I contacted and hired Sahmra for her services. She was so kind and helpful during this stressful time!! We were able to meet both in-person and virtually to create a Power of Attorney, and later on an updated Will and Living Trust for my Mother. Sahmra’s attention to detail and patience were astounding, and she took such good care of us! I’ll be circling back to her for additional legal services, and I’d highly recommend her!
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Posted by Adrien | August 22, 2023
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Excellent Service!!!
Attorney Stevenson was very personable and gave great advice in reviewing my contract. The pricing structure grants customers great value, especially given the level of detail of her work.
Posted by Michael | April 4, 2024
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ICONIC
I recently had the pleasure of working with SAS Law Office and Team for a consulting agreement/contract review for our company, IconXChange. I must say that the experience was nothing short of exceptional, and I am thoroughly impressed by the professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail demonstrated by their team. From the outset, SAS Law Office exhibited a deep understanding of our industry and the specific legal nuances related to consulting agreements. Their team took the time to carefully review every aspect of the contract, ensuring that our interests were protected and that all legal requirements were met. One aspect that stood out was the thoroughness of their review process. They left no stone unturned, meticulously analyzing each clause, provision, and potential risk associated with the agreement. Their attention to detail was evident in the comprehensive feedback and recommendations provided, which greatly contributed to our decision-making process. Furthermore, the communication and responsiveness of SAS Law Office were exemplary. They were readily available to address any questions or concerns we had, and their timely responses ensured that the review process remained on track and efficient. In addition to their legal expertise, SAS Law Office and Team demonstrated a genuine commitment to our success. They went above and beyond to negotiate favorable terms on our behalf and provided valuable insights that added significant value to the overall agreement. Overall, I cannot recommend SAS Law Office and Team highly enough for their outstanding legal services. Their professionalism, expertise, thoroughness, and dedication to client satisfaction set them apart as a top-notch legal firm. I look forward to working with them again in the future and am confident that they will continue to deliver exceptional results for their clients.
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Posted by Patricia | February 29, 2024
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Ms
The environment created by SAS is intentionally personable, family friendly, and professional.
Posted by Yolonda | February 11, 2024
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HH Logistics Planning, LLC
Atty Stevenson was extremely persistent in ensuring that the issue we were having with a client was resolved favorably.
Posted by Ricardo | January 22, 2024
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Attoney
I give thanks for you supporting us to start our family estate. The pre-signing process gave me enough information to be clear for my wife and I. We look forward for our children to receive the blessings of our wise actions that will bless them.
Posted by James | November 14, 2023
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Mr and Mrs
Very detailed, professional and timely. She appears to an excellent reputation and are friends also gave her high praise
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
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Creating a Trust was so easy
We hired Mrs. Stevenson to create our trust and living wills. We held meetings prior to the actual execution of the documents. The signing of the documents was done in our home. It was so easy and convenient! We would highly recommend her for any estate planning.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2023
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As easy as could be
Thank you for coming to our home! You made it easy.. So glad it's over. ....... ............
Posted by Douglas Taylor | August 8, 2023
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Very Impressed
Our process could not have been easier. I am very happy with the service we received.
Posted by Cathy | May 9, 2023
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Great Customer Service
During the process, the entire legal team catered to my needs, explained in detail, those areas which were unclear to me. She walked me through everything and offered several options in which I could use and what would be best for my needs. Many thanks.
Posted by Erin | May 4, 2023
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Ms. Stevenson Totally Exceeded My Expectations!
I engaged with Ms. Stevenson to handle my estate planning. I had a pretty decent understanding of what I wanted and, at first, questioned whether I even needed an attorney. After our first consultation, I realized that I had come to the right place. She did an excellent job explaining my options as far as planning for the future, offered scenarios that helped me determine what I really wanted, and approached some of the more delicate topics in a professional yet personal way that made the process much more enjoyable than I expected. Ms. Stevenson also offered alternatives and solutions that I had no idea where available or an option for my needs. I have absolutely passed her information on to my friends who are looking for family law and estate planning services in Maryland.
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Posted by Farrah Barber | February 27, 2023
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Attorney Stevenson is the best representation I could’ve dreamed of!
I highly recommend Attorney Stevenson and her team! She’s extremely understanding & informative. I was very nervous and apprehensive when it came to court however she made sure I was comfortable & well prepared. Every step of the way she was always just a call away. I can confidently say I am extremely satisfied with my results after being represented by Attorney Stevenson in family court
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Posted by Pamela | September 17, 2022
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Will and Trust
Extremely knowledgeable, patient while explaining all the details with assisting me in figuring out how I wanted my will, trust, power of attorney implemented.
Posted by Jay | September 10, 2022
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Amazing
This experience was innovative and professional. Sahmra and staff were so helpful and pleasant. If you need help with estate planning, business coaching, and trademarking needs please contact this firm. I have and will continue to have my business needs met with this law firm.
Posted by Felipe (Phil) | June 28, 2022
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On the job!
I engaged Sahmra Stevenson to represent me in a custody case regarding my grandson. Sahmra proved an excellent choice of an attorney to represent me. Sahmra understands the complexity of familial issues and provided nuanced advice and counsel; she expertly guided me through this process. I commend Sahmra to those seeking an attorney in the practice of family law – she listens, she is frank and candid, and she is diligent in advocating for what is best for all involved. Her years of experience are evident in her diligence and in ensuring that your concerns are addressed as you consider a course of action.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Robert A. Ades & Associates, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • S.A. Stevenson Law Offices, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Judge David W. Young
  • Baltimore City Circuit Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Fellow
  • NAACP Office of the General Counsel
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Student Attorney
  • Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern
  • District of Columbia Superior Court House
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Litigation Technology Analyst
  • Wilmerhale
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section Family Law Committee, Chair Social Media
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Diversity Committee
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Mentorship Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Diversity Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Young Lawyer Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Young Lawyers Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Media & Communications Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Technology Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Maryland State Bar association Leadership Academy
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Melody Tagliaferri-Cronin Distinguished Service Award
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star Award
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2013
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Publications

  • The Affiliate (ABA Young Lawyers Division)
  • Diversity Dialogue: A Focus on Mentoring
  • 2013
  • The Affiliate (ABA Young Lawyers Division)
  • Taking on Debby: A Quick and Efficient Response from the DLS Team, the Importance of Training,
  • 2013
  • The Affiliate (ABA Young Lawyers Division)
  • National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • 2012
  • The Affiliate (ABA Young Lawyers Division)
  • A Lawyer on Every Smartphone
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hanging Out A Shingle
  • How To Get And Retain Clients
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (14)
Endorse Sahmra
Child custody Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Prior to working with Ms. Stevenson on a very emotional and draining custody matter, I had already heard great things. I must say she did not disappoint. She is extremely passionate and hardworking for her clients. During settlement attempts she had one thing in mind: putting her client first and getting them the best deal possible. Her positivity and hard work makes her a very valuable asset to our legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the estate planning and family law community who truly cares about her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sahmra April Stevenson-Smith is prompt, thorough, and dedicated to her clients. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for representation in a child custody law matter."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sahmra April Stevenson-Smith has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have a child custody law problem, she is your answer. If her office is anywhere near you, I recommend her to you."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sahmra is an experienced, compassionate attorney who advocates for her clients zealously."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sahmra is a smart and driven attorney. She strives to help clients in the worst of circumstances."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sahmra Stevenson-Smith is a great attorney that definitely has her client's best interests at heart. In working with Sahmra on several projects outside the practice of law, I have come to know her as a hard worker and a goal oriented person. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer that knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients."
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Columbia Wills and living wills Lawyer Sahmra A. Stevenson
Sahmra A. Stevenson
Wills and living wills Attorney
Columbia, MD
Licensed for 12 years