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Christina T. Sherman
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Christina T. Sherman

Christina T. Sherman

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Christina Sherman, J.D. is dedicating her law practice, Christina T. Sherman, PLLC, to helping families grow through adoption, IVF and surrogacy. 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.

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.


  • 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

Classes & Seminars

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

Representative Clients

  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Newborn Parent Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Adoptions from Foster Care
  • Adult Adoption

Past Positions

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


  • English

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

Professional Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member, 2010 to 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee Member, 2010 to 2012
  • Washington Women Lawyers, 2005 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Owner/Manager

Practice Areas

  • Adoption 60%
  • Litigation 40%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2003
  • Washington, 2005


  • Super Lawyer Rising Star