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Sharareh Borhani Hoidra

Immigration Attorney at Pikesville, MD

5.0   38 reviews

also known as Sheri Hoidra

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sharareh

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Sheri B. Hoidra, Esq., received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law (UB Law), and her B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland.

 

Prior to forming her law practice, Sheri interned for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Baltimore, MD, writing motions and appeals, and successfully arguing cases before Immigration Judges.  Sheri has also worked as a Rule 16 student attorney for the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UB Law, as a law clerk for the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore County, and as an associate attorney for a Federal Hill-based law firm.  She intermittingly volunteers as an attorney with the Catholic Charities of Baltimore Esperanza Center.

 

In addition to a having a tremendous amount of practical experience, Sheri is a skilled negotiator, and served as team captain in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition during law school.  She was elected Vice President of Development for the Immigration Law Association (ILA) at UB Law, helping both to promote awareness of immigration law at the university and increase the amount of immigration pro bono work in the area.  Her dedication to advocacy culminated in membership in the Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills and a Certificate of Concentration in Litigation and Advocacy.

 

Sheri decided to open the Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC, because of her commitment to providing people an affordable alternative to “big law” without sacrificing quality legal work.  She provides flat-fee rates for all of her cases because she believes that clients deserve to know exactly how much they will spend before making a conscious decision to hire an attorney. 

 

Sheri’s areas of practice in Maryland include: Family Law, Criminal Law defense in MD District Courts, DUI/DWI defense, auto accident litigation, and will drafting.  She practices immigration law at a national level, which is her lifelong passion.  As an Iranian-American immigrant whose parents escaped the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution and sought asylum in the United States, Sheri is familiar with the difficulties involved in obtaining status in this country and truly sympathizes with her clients.  

Location

Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC
1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Ste. 385
Pikesville, MD, 21208

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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2024
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Excellent service, outcome, and value!
Sheri is profesional and personable, guided us every step of the way, and the flat fee/all-inclusive service was not only very reasonably priced but also gave us peace of mind to know we would be supported no matter what arose throughout the process. If you're in need of an immigaration attorney you KNOW how valuable that peace of mind is! My husband's greencard was approved without even needing to interview with USCIS! I'm legal-savvy (for a lay person) and had everything prepped and ready to submit without an attorney, but we got nervous and decided to go with Sheri based on other reviews. I'm so glad we did, we would have missed several key aspects if we did it ourselves and I feel that Sheri's knoweldge and experience got us the best outcome AND fastest turnaround time.
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Posted by Chichi | March 4, 2024
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DMV’s Best Lawyer
Sheri is the Best lawyer I’ve ever heard of or come across. My entire family decided that she was going to handle their cases after my first case was approved not because my case was approved but because of how devoted she was in making sure everything went smoothly. My whole family thanks the Lord for bringing you our way. Very professional, Resilient, hardworking, goal driven. When she says “ we’re going to get this” she means it.
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Posted by Maria | October 11, 2023
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Best Law practice
Sheri and her associates are amazing, they helped me get my case done in the most professional and efficient manner. I would not hesitate to contact them again.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional , punctual, organized and supportive
I gave Atty. Sheri 5 stars for professionalism, punctuality, and for being organized and supportive. Can't forget how she called me for a review, stayed behind me and clapped her hands to cheer; She was there every step of the process to guide, explain and provide options!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2023
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Amazing Immigration Lawyer
Sheri is an amazing Immigration lawyer. Highly recommend. She did a great job on my case. Also is one of the few lawyers versed in Criminal/Immigration "Crimmigration" matters and consequences. If you get into any legal trouble consult with Sheri about how consequences can possibly affect your Immigration status.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for the great work you've done!
Sheri was absolutely lovely to work with. Throughout my case she was very professional, not only did she manage to avoid me some extra fees from the court and i felt like she cared for the case as much as I did. Keep up the passionate work Sheri!
Posted by Nellie | May 19, 2023
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Thank you and your team for helping my family!
Sheri Hoidra and her team provided legal services that helped my entire family. After my initial consultation, I knew Sheri and her team were the perfect fit. She was able to counsel me on ALL of the steps needed to provide clarity to my needs. They were AFFORDABLE, knowledgeable, available, and responsive at EVERY step of the way! They made the process seem flawless while providing emotional support, explicit details, and easy electronic services when needed. If you want the job done RIGHT, Sheri Hoidra and her team will help you! Customer for Life!!!
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Posted by Lanre | March 7, 2023
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Best Lawyer in Town
Sheri is simply the best lawyers in Baltimore, she puts your interest in front of her always, takes her time to understand your case and pays proper attention to details about your case. Sheri and her team will always find a way to empathize with you while maintaining their professionalism. Sheri is a master at her craft; and she led us to the battle and we won. Thank you Sheri
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Posted by Scott Meh | February 19, 2023
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Immigration attorney
Hello all, If you're reading my post and looking for an immigration attorney Sheri Hoidra Law firm is the answer to your worry. My asylum case has been pending since 2015. I was interviewed in 2018 and case referred to court. I met Sheri in 2021, my encounter make me feel relief. Through her work the master hearing was waive, the individual hearing lasted less than an hour and i was granted asylum. The knowledge, the commitment , the dedication i can keep on listing is amazing . Sheri actually worked on my case as if ALL HER LIFE depended on it. Among several other engagement she actually disqualified a candidate i selected to write an expert report for reason not qualified to write the report of the standard she want. Sheri and her team are very detail oriented and understand the immigration system . It is important to note very well she will NOT accept a case she cannot handled. I can write an essay about this young dynamic lady and team that will response to your email even at night. Ask me of any immigration lawyer who can get the job done i will tell your her name is Sheri Hoidra . Thank you Sheri i now have a life and can dream of seeing my kids.
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Posted by Karyne | September 15, 2022
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SHE IS THE BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYER!!!!!!
Well…. let me start off by saying that Sheri is THE BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYER YOU WILL EVER FIND!!!!!!!!!!!!! My case was pretty much impossible to work out, and I was with another lawyer that pretty much told me that I was going to be deported during my next interview. Then he told me that he no longer wanted to have my case, and recommended for me to go to Sheri… and that was the best thing that happened to me !! Since the very first time I talked to her on the phone , she gave me hope , and told me that everything was going to be okay! That was all that I needed to hear on that day! She is so kind, patient, and always responded to my text on weekends and even when she was on vacation too! She is amazing and you will be in very good hands if you choose her! Trust me … my case is probably the craziest impossible one that she ever had, but everything worked out in the end! God is on her side!!! I Just received my 10 year greencard today and I’m thrilled!!! Thanks for everything Sheri! I’m forever thankful for all you have done for me , and I wish you the very best in your career moving forward! I will definitely recommend you for everyone that I know! God Bless you! You are the Best!
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Posted by Rachel Morris | August 3, 2022
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Rachel Morris
Thank Sheri. You are awesome. Thanks for the patience, timely responses, and always being respectful. Sheri is a very good lawyer. I met Sheri when I was at my lowest point and she took my from there, walked me through, safe me money and today o have my 10years great card. Thank you Sheri. You are the best
Posted by Pascale | June 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
You the best lawyer I ever meet
Thank you so much for service I was expecting my case will difficult but you did your best way and love to handle the case in less than 3 months I do appreciate you God continue to send you more peoples and bless your work and your kind heart
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2022
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Client
This lawyer is very proffesional. I Would recomend anyone with immigration case to hire her.
Posted by Aidan | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client Focused and Skilled
When I needed help immigrating to the US, Sheri was outstanding. Immigrating is a risky business, filled with bureaucracy and complex legal processes. Sheri is knowledgeable, skilled, and above all focused on serving you as a client. She made sure that when I had a problem, even things on my customs record that in theory looked quite bad, that those things did not block my ability to get my green card. She was always available, and always responded quickly when I needed her. And she truly cares. There is nobody better to handle your case. Take it from a Wall Street Lawyer (me) who has studied at an Elite US law school.
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Posted by Mike | March 23, 2022
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Green card has been approved
Just got my green card approved! Sheri has been a tremendous help during my green card application process. She is efficient and very professional. She always answered my questions and provided me help promptly. With her help, I was able to obtain my green card within 8 months. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2021
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DACA
Hiring Mrs. Hoidra was the best decision I made. I was paranoid because my DACA had expired and my previous lawyer had retired a year prior. Unsure of what to do, where to go, and very reluctant to tell anyone about my situation, in fear of what could happen if I didn’t get this matter resolved quickly. After much prayer, I sought out a close family friend who pointed me in Mrs. Hoidra’s direction. I immediately scheduled an appointment with her secretary, whom is very welcoming, polite, and professional. Upon meeting Mrs. Hoidra, she made me feel comfortable and at ease. She reassured me that everything would be fine. She gave me her word and I trusted her. She was very poised, personable, and relatable, since she has seen many cases like mine and has successfully disputed them. To add, immigration law is her specialty, which she is very passionate about due to the fact she is not of American descent. Mrs. Hoidra gave me her word, “I will fight for you,” and delivered on her promise. In every sense Mrs. Hoidra fought for me. My DACA was expired, she took in my case. She knew the right ropes to pull in order to expedite my case. If you’ve been through the DACA process you know it take at least 5 months to obtain the proper credentials; however, 3 weeks later I received notice of scheduling my biometrics and 1 week after my biometrics, I received my work permit. The entire process took 1.5 month. I was so elated. In such a short time I was back in status. No more living in fear and no more uncertainties. I found a home and the right person to trust. I found someone who gave her word and kept it. Someone that is passionate and knowledgeable. I found someone who genuinely cares. Mrs. Hoidra and her reputable team are my only choice when it pertains to immigration law. I will never go anywhere else. Mrs. Hoidra, I cannot thank you enough! - V.A.N
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Posted by Laura | September 8, 2021
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EXCELENT
EXCELLENT LAWYER, OFFERED US AN EXCELLENT TREATMENT, AS WELL AS ANSWERED ALL OUR QUESTIONS, HELPED US IN EVERYTHING THAT LASTED OUR PROCESS, VERY GOOD KNOWLEDGE IN ITS MATTER.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2021
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Mark patel Baltimore
She is the best lawyer I had are used to Richey are use a Naima said but she’s the best for me and my family so I hardly recommend please use Sherry she’s the best I don’t know what you guys thinking but she’s the best for myself I got my green card in 2020 and she promised me your wife gonna get it in 2021 we both got it in the same way she’s told me so I think she’s a you looking for Indian people trust me me. And if you have any questions check out the Facebook you’ll see me there call me if you need me thank you
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2021
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Citizenship
I’m not really big on reviews but I have to review this attorney Sheri, this is my second time using her and she is awesome, I had issues with my kids she solved it with Immigration My kids got their green card and I just got my citizenship today. It’s hard to find a good attorney that’s why I’m doing this review for anyone that’s trying to solve their issues with immigration, this attorney is knowledgeable, she’s like an immigration guru…lol but for real through
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Posted by Sam . A | May 31, 2021
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DMV WORLD BEST LAWYER
Sheri is no doubt the best Attorney in the DMV she is very knowledgeable, thorough, a great communicator, Advisor, and truly represents best interests of her clients. If Sheri takes your case, you can be confident that she’ll do everything and will win it. Besides being an outstanding professional, she also has very nice personality, and it’s simply a pleasure to work with her. Thanks to her am now a green card holder (Permanent residence) now she's working on my family's as well and I have no doubt at all cos she will win again Thank you, Sheri! and your team as well
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Firm in Baltimore City
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Intern
  • Department Of Homeland Security Ice
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore County
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Driving on Revoked/Suspended License
  • All 9 charges nolle pros'd
  • TN NAFTA Visa
  • TN Visa Granted
  • U Visa & Asylum
  • U Visa granted
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Associations

  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Legislative Leaders Circle
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Chair of Immigration Section
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • 2013 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Maryland
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Fellowship
  • Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills
  • 2011
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Publications

  • The Daily Record (Maryland)
  • Generation J.D. Blogger
  • 2017
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Editor
  • 2017
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • "USCIS Expands I-601A Provisional Waiver Rule and Issues New Guidance on Extreme Hardship Standard"
  • 2017
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • "Navigating Removal Proceedings"
  • 2017
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Editor
  • 2016
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Editor
  • 2015
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • "State Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Immigrants"
  • 2014
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Editor
  • 2014
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Editor
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Green Card Workshop"
  • Adjustment of Status Cases with USCIS
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
Endorse Sharareh
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sheri Hoidra. Sheri obviously has a deeply developed understanding and grasp of Immigration Law. She was referred to me by colleagues in the community to help assist one of my current clients. In doing so she demonstrated her knowledge and expertise in the area of Immigration Law. I will be referring her clients in the future."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheri is a tremendous attorney. She is a talented attorney who is willing to put in the long hours on a case to be even better. I would recommend Sheri to anyone looking for an attorney who will be honest and hard working."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharareh is an excellent immigration attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Friend
"Sheri is an incredible lawyer and advocates for her clients passionately. She works hard and achieves successful results!"
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sheri obtains great results! She's dedicated to her clients, incredibly knowledgeable, and an amazing researcher. I've referred many clients her way and will continue to do so!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheri is extremely dedicated and committed to fighting hard for her clients. Her passion for the law and bringing about justice is second to none. You have a true professional when you have Sheri on your side!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheri is a phenomenal negotiator, aggressive litigator, and has extraordinary professional experience. She goes out of her way for clients to get them the best result possible in any situation. She is dedicated to her work and clients, which has been demonstrated time and time again through her results in and out of court."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hoidra, Esq. is an exceptionally smart, conscientious, and aggressive family law and immigration attorney. She is extremely hard working and zealously represents her clients interests. I strongly endorse this lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a fantastic caring individual who believes in making Immigration Law more accessible to individuals as well as making the process more friendly to those in need."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ms. Hoidra since law school. She was always the most well prepared student in class and would make astute observations about Immigration law issues. As an attorney, Ms. Hoidra is just as intelligent and sharp in her arguments before the court. She gives individual attention to each and every one of her clients and is entirely dedicated to their causes. I would highly recommend Ms. Hoidra's legal services to any of my clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Borhani is professional, diligent, and a true advocate for all her clients."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A major function of an attorney’s daily practice gravitates around negotiation. It is a skill not easily learned because it requires listening attentively. I worked with Ms. Hoidra on a negotiation team where she demonstrated exemplary negotiation and problem solving skills. These traits are important in her area of practice. For this reason, I unequivocally endorse and recommend Ms. Hoidra."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard work and good honest personality."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hoidra is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney valued in the community. I recommend her services."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Hoidra is passionate, energetic, and always well-prepared. She deeply cares about her clients and strives to get the best possible results. I highly recommend her."
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Pikesville Immigration Lawyer Sharareh Borhani Hoidra
Sharareh Borhani Hoidra
Immigration Attorney
Pikesville, MD
Licensed for 11 years