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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.  


Languages spoken: Farsi

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 40%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Car Accident: 20%
  4. Wills: 5%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Sakhouy Lay

    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!


    Sakhouy Lay Transportation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sherry Kay Myers

    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!


    Sherry Myers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC

1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Ste. 385
Pikesville, MD, 21208


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Family Law Attorneys in MarylandAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
FellowshipStephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC2013 - Present
AssociateLaw Firm in Baltimore City2012 - 2013
Law InternDepartment Of Homeland Security Ice2011 - 2011
Law ClerkOffice of the Public Defender, Baltimore County2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Immigrant Rights CoalitionN/A2013 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityN/A2013 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U Visa & AsylumU Visa granted
TN NAFTA VisaTN Visa Granted
Driving on Revoked/Suspended LicenseAll 9 charges nolle pros'd
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Editor2016
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Editor2015
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Editor2014
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)"State Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Immigrants"2014
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Editor2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012