Shaoli Sarkar

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Shaoli Sarkar

Senior Associate Attorney

Shaoli Sarkar, Esq., is a Senior Associate Attorney in the litigation and appellate advocacy practice groups. Shaoli earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. Prior to joining McCabe Russell, Shaoli served as the Managing Attorney for the House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, practicing in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the state and successfully arguing a case at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Shaoli is dedicated to her clients and works to ensure that their needs are met in a comprehensive way, whether through negotiation or litigation. Shaoli tailors her approach to match each client’s needs. All of her colleagues are in awe of her calm even in the height of litigation. A highly skilled trial attorney, Shaoli has successfully represented hundreds of clients in complex, high conflict family law matters and earned a well-deserved reputation amongst her peers as a tenacious, effective and tough litigator.

When Shaoli is not at work, she can be found traveling, baking, or practicing yoga.

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Education

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2010

Certifications and Additional Training

  • Family Law Update, Montgomery County Bar Association (May 2017) Rita Rosenkrantz Family Law Training, Montgomery County Bar Association (April 2017)
  • Annual Technology Summit, National Network to End Domestic Violence (July 2016)
  • Family Law Seminar on How Family Law Judges Want You to Try High-Conflict Cases, Maryland Association for Justice (April 2016)
  • Family Law for the People: Understanding the Law and the Court Process, Maryland State Bar Association (March 2016)
  • Annual Conference, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (June 2015)
  • Family Law University, Maryland State Bar Association (February 2015)
  • Hidden Costs: Exposure to Domestic Violence in Childhood and Adolescence, Katherine Killeen, Ph.D. and Paul Berman, Ph.D. (July 2013)
  • Civil Protective Orders: Addressing Inter-Jurisdictional Issues in the Mid-Atlantic Region, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (June 2013)
  • Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) Protective Order Training, Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention in Maryland (May 2013)
  • Family Practice Update, Maryland State Bar Association (August 2012)
  • Anatomy of a Trial, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (April 2012)
  • Domestic Violence Law Training, Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts (December 2011)

Professional Affiliations

Presentations

  • Expert Witness Training: Preparing Clinicians for the Courtroom, House of Ruth (December 2015)
  • Divorce and Custody Training, Montgomery County Family Justice Center (September 2015)
  • Expert Witness Training: Pilot Program, House of Ruth (December 2014)
  • Testified at Public Hearing, Maryland Commission on Child Custody Decision Making (November 2013)
  • Protective Order Litigation Training for Family Justice Center Lawyer Initiative, Montgomery County Family Justice Center (November 2013)
  • Protective Order Litigation Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, Venable LLP (October 2013)
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Order Training, Montgomery County Family Justice Center (June 2013)
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Order Training, Montgomery County Family Justice Center (June 2012)

Relevant Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney, McCabe Russell, PA, 2016 – Present
  • Managing Attorney for the House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 2011-2016
  • Staff Attorney for the House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 2010-2011
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