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Christina T. Sherman Washington Attorney


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 New York has been practicing law for over 20 years. Christina represents adoptive families and birth parents both locally and in interstate adoptions in all aspects of adoption.

Christina has been honored to represent hundreds of clients in their adoption cases; and has been named an Academy Fellow in the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA). The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) is a credentialed, non-profit organization dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and assisted reproduction law. It advocates for laws and policies to protect the best interests of children, the legal status of families formed through adoption and assisted reproduction, and the rights of all interested parties. Attorneys are awarded membership to AAAA only after a rigorous review to ensure that they meet the highest standards of ethical and legal practice in adoption.

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.

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.

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions


Christina T. Sherman


Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
J.D. 2002

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
M. A. 1999 Major: Environmental Politics

Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
B. A. 1992

Classes & Seminars

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



Current Employment Position

Owner / Manager

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

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

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Christina T. Sherman, PLLC, prides itself in its professional adoption services.

From our Tacoma office, we serve clients throughout Tacoma, Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, Kitsap County, and the Western Washington area.

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