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Sharnae Smith

Sharnae Smith

Attorney at Law

Bowie
Maryland
Licensed in
MD, DC, US District Court of Maryland
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
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About
Hello. My name is Sharnae and I am a mid-career level attorney proud to assist you in your legal matters. I assist with people with their legal needs in support of their businesses and employment law matters. I also coach/consult on business and also perform estate planning work. I am a former solo practitioner where I operated a general practice. On a full-time basis I represented clients in the areas business law, family law, bankruptcy, employment law, foreclosure prevention, and estate planning. I am a very thorough and detailed oriented person, which makes me a great researcher, writer, and lawyer. I find pride with helping others and am… read more ready to help you!
9
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I recently received a legal document where a lot of money was on the line. I had my reservations with signing the document because I wanted to make sure that I understood everything. Upon sending the document to Sharnae, she sliced it, diced and gave me some great legal advice. Fast forward to a week later, everything is in my favor!! Long story short, Sharnae is a fantastic attorney that I trust. It never hurts to have an attorney in your back pocket and or on speed dial. If you're looking for an attorney, I encourage you to consult with Sharnae, she is nothing but the truth. She did it, God did it, and Im winning! Thank you!"

Employment Contract Review and Negotiation
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I recently received a legal document where a lot of money was on the line. I had my reservations with signing the document because I wanted to make sure that I understood everything. Upon sending the document to Sharnae, she sliced it, diced and gave me some great legal advice. Fast forward to a week later, everything is in my favor!! Long story short, Sharnae is a fantastic attorney that I trust. It never hurts to have an attorney in your back pocket and or on speed dial. If you're looking for an attorney, I encourage you to consult with Sharnae, she aint nothing but the truth. She did it, God was in the midst and Im winning! Thank you! Sheri B."

Contract Review and Negotiation
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Department of Defense

Equal Employment Specialist

Oct 2018 - Present

Process informal/formal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints ensuring claims are well defined & clearly articulated & is a technical authority in overseeing the timely, fair, & impartial consideration and disposition of discrimination complaints pursuant with applicable Federal laws, regulations, & directives. Exercises authority/responsibility as an EEO/EO case manager.

Oct 2018 - Present

Smith Ventures, LLC.

Attorney/Owner

May 2017 - Present

Owner and manager of a personal brand devoted to educating and serving the community in the areas of business law, business coaching/consulting, and estate planning. Educate the general public and specifically targeted millennials to reiterate the importance of the use of estate planning tools to protect their assets and wealth. Educate and serve the public with their business needs.

May 2017 - Present

Department of Defense

Employee Relations Specialist

Oct 2016 - Oct 2018

Independently advise managers on agency processes & procedures to minimize legal risk to the agency regarding conduct & performance based actions. Those advisories directly led to me independently drafting & completing the following to ensure DIA employees are maintaining high standards of conduct & performance: adverse actions (removal); disciplinary actions.

Oct 2016 - Oct 2018

Smith Legal Services, LLC.

Attorney/Owner

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Handle cases from inception to finality. Conduct legal research, write informal and formal discovery, draft and file motions, settlement proposals and memoranda. Interact with clients, handle in-court representation for all practice areas and maintain the overall functioning of the firm including business accounting. Business Law, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family Law, Foreclosure Prevention.

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Office of Budget and Management

Settlement Officer and Mediation Coordinator

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

A neutral in moderating, facilitating, & conducting settlement conferences and mediations for State of Maryland Government employees, to include: facilitating discussions in order for Management and Employees (and Employee Advocates) to settle employee grievance appeals and employee disciplinary action appeals; drafting settlement agreements,
preparing cases for escalation.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

Law Clerk

Dec 2014 - Oct 2015

Act as a Law Clerk for the Agency's Office of General Counsel with multiple practice areas including:
Juvenile (Criminal Law), Employment Law, Special Education Law, Criminal Law (when the agency is defending against Juvenile Writs of Habeas Corpus), Unemployment Appeals, respond to agency information requests and grievances, and more. Conduct legal research and writing.

Dec 2014 - Oct 2015

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