Sheila K. Sachs

Sheila Sachs, a senior partner of Gordon Feinblatt in its Litigation Practice Group, has been a leading Maryland family law practitioner for over 35 years and has acted as a mediator or arbitrator, in addition to representing clients in mediation and arbitration. Since 2012, Sheila Sachs has also been certified in the collaborative practice method of resolving conflicts.

Since joining Gordon Feinblatt in 1977, Sheila Sachs has served as Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. After many years of traditional family law practice either litigating issues attendant to divorce or custody to negotiating settlements, Sheila Sachs emphasizes to clients that a private mode of dispute resolution of divorce and other family disputes through mediation or collaborative practice is more effective than litigation.

Active in Bar Association activities, Sheila Sachs is a former President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. In addition, Ms. Sachs has served on various boards, including the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Baltimore City, the Board of Trustees of Goucher College and presently serves on the Board of Managers of Haverford College. She is rated in Martindale-Hubbell an AV Preeminent Lawyer, was designated by the Daily Record as an Influential Marylander in 2008 and 2012, is the recipient of awards as a family lawyer and for leadership in the legal profession. In 2012, Ms. Sachs was named by Best Lawyers in America as Family Law Mediation – Baltimore “Lawyer of the Year.” Currently, she serves on the Board of Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, reflecting her conviction that the courtroom is not a desirable forum for resolving family conflicts.


Recognized for membership in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers in Maryland. Chairperson of the Maryland Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission.


J.D., University of Maryland Law School, 1964
Assistant Editor, Maryland Law Review

B.A., Goucher College

Vassar College 1957-1960


Maryland Court of Appeals


American Bar Association

Maryland Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City


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