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Heather Shek

Child custody Attorney at Annapolis, MD

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About Heather

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I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Law school in 2018 with a concentration in Health Law. While attending law school in the evening, I worked full-time as a Parole and Probation Agent for the State of Maryland. Prior to that, I worked in Connecticut as a polygraph examiner for convicted sex offenders. In addition to an extensive background in criminal justice, I have a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of New Haven, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice.

I have over ten years of experience in the criminal justice field, therefore I am skilled in navigating extremely tense and highly emotional situations. I strive to deescalate even the highest conflict cases, while strongly advocating for my client.

I am barred in the state of Maryland and am a current member of the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, the Howard County Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, running half marathons and spending time with my family.

Licensed for 4 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, skilled and dedicated to my case
My case was difficult and complex, dealing with not only custody but with relocation of over 1,000 miles. Ms. Shek and her partner attorneys took the case pro-bono, even though they knew they would be putting a great amount of time and effort into it with potentially no return for them, win or lose. They advised me that relocation can be nearly impossible to achieve in a custody case, but that they would do everything they could. Ms. Shek dedicated not only her time, experience and expertise to put the best possible defense and counter claim together for me, but she tirelessly kept me informed, offered her support and advice realistically yet compassionately, and interacted professionally with the very challenging personalities of opposing counsel. Ultimately, we won won the case and my kids and I have now been granted permission to relocate and start our lives over, which we desperately needed; an outcome that I attribute to Ms. Shek's hard work and diligence. I cannot recommend her enough!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 5.9 (Average)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • ARN Family Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Summer Extern
  • Office of Governmental Affairs - Maryland Department of Health
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Senior Parole and Probation Agent
  • State of Maryland Division of Parole and Probation
  • 2012 - 2018


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • University of New Haven
  • MA - Masters, Forensic Psychology
  • 2009
  • University of New Haven
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • 2007
  • University of New Haven
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • 2007
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  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Annapolis Child custody Lawyer Heather Shek
Heather Shek
Child custody Attorney
Annapolis, MD
Licensed for 4 years