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Sheri Ann Mullikin

Adoption Attorney at Mount Airy, MD

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Sheri A. Mullikin, Attorney at Law

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Resigned No misconduct found

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As an adoptive mother and adoption lawyer, Sheri understands the difficult decisions and issues that confront adoptive  parents.  After experiencing years of infertility testing and treatment, she was finally blessed with five children of her own.  It was during those emotionally and physically challenging years of infertility that she first considered adoption as a way to build her own family.  Several years later, after exploring adoption options domestically and internationally, she was blessed with a precious child through a private adoption in Maryland. 

Sheri has a long-standing interest in helping adoptive parents build their families through adoption.   After graduating from law school in 1999, Sheri spent eight years with a large, nationally-recognized, Baltimore law firm.  Sheri represented businesses of all sizes and types, and counseled and assisted individuals and families in a wide variety of matters. During that time, she actively sought out pro bono adoption cases and to this day, she continues to work with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers’ Society to assist individuals of limited financial means pursue adoption.  


In 2007, upon leaving a big firm law practice, Sheri opened her own law practice in her hometown of Mt. Airy, Maryland, which focuses on providing adoption services to adoptive parents and birth families. She also offers estate planning services for individuals and families.  Sheri chose to focus her practice on adoption law in order to pursue her passion of building “forever families” and finding loving homes for children in need.  Since that time, she has assisted numerous families completing an international adoption with the finalization or readoption process, as well as families completing domestic adoptions through a private agency, public agency (foster care), or private adoption in Maryland. She has also served as a lawyer for a private, Maryland adoption agency that has domestic and foreign adoption programs.  Additionally, she is involved with the adoption ministry at her local church in Mt. Airy, Maryland, which has been ministering to orphans in the Ukraine since 2009, and has assisted several families as they seek to adopt children from this country. 


As a Maryland adoption lawyer, Sheri's desire is to help expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy as they consider their options and to support them through the adoption process should they choose to make an adoption plan.  Sheri also assists adoptive parents as they proceed on this similar journey, whether they choose a private adoption, adoption through the foster care system, adoption through a private adoption agency, or an international adoption.  She believes that her own experience with infertility and adoption will enable her to better understand and address the concerns faced by many adoptive parents that have also struggled to build the family of their dreams.  

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Sheri Ann Mullikin
3165 Caveat Ct
Mount Airy, MD, 21771


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Posted by June | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience re-finalizing our adoption
Sheri helped us re-finalize our international adoption here in Maryland. She was responsive, fair, clear, professional, and just made for a seamless experience. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Amy | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
She put our minds at ease
Sherri is excellent! Our adoption was full of unknowns for us, and Sherri kept us informed, and made our process stress free! Her heart is in her work, and we were honored to have her part of our adoption process! I have nothing negative at all to say!
Posted by Don | April 1, 2014
Wills, Trusts, and Estate PLanning
Sheri prepared wills for my wife and myself including establishment of trusts. Since January 2013, she has supported the opening and closing of my wife's estate. She is currently establishing living trust for real property.
Posted by Cindy | December 1, 2013
Highly recommend
I would recommend Mrs. Mullikin without reservation. She was very friendly, provided a lot of information, and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. She also provided a quick turn around of documents.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2013
Our adoption through the Department of Social Services, Foster Care was so smooth with Sheri Mullikin as our lawyer. She was there with us through Mediation and helped us make the best decisions regarding our post adoptive contact agreement. We were given plenty of notice and instruction on gathering the adoptive paperwork and all documents were filed in a timely manner. Mrs Mullikin is professional and compassionate and it was very reassuring knowing she was handling the legal aspects of this very special event in our lives. I am so thankful for her!
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Posted by John | May 18, 2011
First Rate Attorney For All Your Needs
I've worked with lawyers over the years and Sheri is now my go to lawyer. She has handled several commercial/business and family law cases for me in a professional, conscientious, and timely manner. I have also entrusted my family's well-being to her via her comprehensive estate planning services.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sheri A. Mullikin
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Miles & Stockbridge
  • 1999 - 2007


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • St. Mary's College of MD
  • B.A.
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Brenda Minner, et al. v. American Mortgage & Guaranty, et al., 791 A.2d 826, 2000 WL 703607 (Del. Super. 2000)


  • Care Net of Frederick County
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Families For Private Adoption
  • Professional Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Anayah's Advocates
  • Legal Consultant
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Mount Airy Christian Academy
  • School Board Member
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Mount Airy Christian Academy
  • Advisory Council Member
  • 2002 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appreciation for 16 Years of Service
  • Mt. Airy Christian Academy
  • 2018


  • Mealey's Mold Litigation Reporter
  • Take Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning: The Medical Profession’s Prescription for the Admissibility of Expert Testimony
  • 2003
  • Multifamily Executive
  • Break the Mold: How to Deal with a Frustrating Force
  • 2002
  • For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)
  • The Parent Trap: Balancing a Legal Career and Child Care in a 24/7 World
  • 2001
  • Policy Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine
  • Legal Considerations in Transfusion Medicine
  • 2001
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Use of Neuropsychological Experts in Toxic Tort Cases
  • 2000
  • Journal of Legislation (Notre Dame)
  • A Cost Analysis Approach to Determining the Reasonableness of Using Domestic Violence as an Insurance Classification
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Frederick County Bar Association Monthly Meeting
  • Adoption Law Changes
  • 2014

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