Christina T. Sherman

Christina T. Sherman

Tacoma, Washington

Christina Sherman, J.D. is dedicating her law practice, Christina T. Sherman, PLLC, to helping families grow through adoption.  Christina is licensed to practice law in Washington, and has been practicing law for over 15 years.  Christina represents adoptive families and birth parents both locally and from other parts of the country in all aspects of adoption.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Adoption
  • 40% Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2003
  • Washington, 2005


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Canisius College
    • B.A.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • M.A. - 1999
    • Major: Environmental Politics

Published Works

  • Assessing the Application of NAFTA's Environmental Provisions , National Social Science Perspectives, 37, #1, 2007
  • T, U and V Visas: More Alphabet Soup for Immigration Practitioners, Six Bender's Immigr. Bull., 113, 2001

Representative Clients

  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • New Born Parent Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Adoptions from Foster Care
  • Adult Adoption


  • Visiting Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Puget Sound, 2007 - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle, Member
  • Pierce County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member , 2010 - 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee Member , 2010 - 2012
  • Washington Women Lawyers, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Olive Bearb, Of Counsel, 2010 - 2013
  • Fury Bailey, Associate, 2009 - 2010


  • English (Primary)