Tacoma Adoption Law Firm
While most...Christina Sherman, J.D. is dedicating her law practice, Christina T. Sherman, PLLC, to helping families grow through adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology. Christina is licensed to practice law in Washington, and has been practicing law for over 18 years. Christina represents adoptive families and birth parents both locally and from other parts of the country in all aspects of adoption. Christina represents both surrogates and intended parents in Surrogacy Agreements.
While most adoptions are collaborative, Christina has the skills and experience to represent you even in the most complicated and complex cases. Christina will work with you through the process that works best for your situation, including informal negotiations, mediation, collaborative law, litigation and trials.
Christina received her law degree from Cornell Law School in 2002, and clerked for a federal district court judge, Hayden W. Head, from 2002-2004. Christina has been recognized by super lawyers as one of the top 2.5% of attorneys among her peers. While described by clients as "tough" when necessary, Christina is a warm and approachable attorney you can trust through all aspects of your legal proceeding.
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