Shara Hendler - Charles County Bar Association

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Shara Hendler


"I am thrilled that my experience as a prosecutor and with domestic law adds to the well-rounded team at Alexander & Cleaver. I enjoy assisting our clients with their diverse needs."

— Shara Hendler


B.A. The American University, Justice, 1990
J.D. The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, cum laude, 1999

Admitted to Practice

Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Practice Areas

Criminal, Traffic, DWI - DUI, Domestic and Family Law (divorce, custody, child support, paternity, uncontested
adoption, name change), Wills/Powers of Attorney, Civil Litigation, Mediation/Settlement Conferences

Professional Appointments

Member, Peer Review Committee, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Circuit Court for Charles County
Member, Judicial Nominations Committee, Maryland State Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, Charles County Bar Association
Member, Prince George's Bar Association

Community Associations and Memberships

Volunteer Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition
Board Member, Humane Society of Charles County
Board Member, Business Alliance of Charles County
Member, Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Shara Hendler joined the firm in November 2008. Shara handles all type of domestic and
family law matters, criminal and traffic matters, and is a trained mediator. She is approved
to be a child's attorney, to mediate child access issues, and to conduct settlement conferences in a
variety of areas of law.

Prior to joining the Alexander & Cleaver team, Shara worked as an Assistant State's Attorney
in Charles County, Maryland for six years. She handled all types of cases ranging from simple
assault, drug possession, shoplifting and DUI to serious felonies including child abuse, burglary,
and drug offenses. She then entered private practice where she concentrated on domestic cases
such as divorce, custody and adoption.

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