Baltimore Mediation & Bankruptcy Lawyer: Sheila Durant
Sheila Durant has practiced law since 1980 in multiple areas of civil and criminal law in District, State and Federal Courts of Maryland. After having successfully representing professional football players for the National Football League Players Association, Sheila returned to Baltimore where she served as an Assistant City Solicitor under Baltimore Mayors Don Shaefer, Clarence DuBurns and Kurt Schmoke assigned to civil litigation and labor disputes. Later she served for 16 years as Senior Counsel to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City during the administrations of Mayors Schmoke, Martin O'Malley, Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings.
During her 41 years Sheila has garnered a plethora of legal experiences that provide a rich background of experience, wisdom, and judgment. In addition, Sheila served 3 years as a Commissioner of Criminal Injuries Compensation for the State of Maryland appointed by Governor Harry Hughes. To her credit, Sheila won a case of first impression in the US District Court of Maryland in the federal case of Korotki vs Attorney Services Corp which is a landmark case involving credit collection that has withstood challenge since 1996. And recently, Sheila won a foreclosure case on behalf of a debtor whose remaining balance under his mortgage was voided under the statute of limitations.
With a focus on negotiation of complex issues and through a series of strategic relationships, Sheila Durant has successfully represented corporations, businesses, and individual clients principally in personal injury claims, contract disputes, equal employment discrimination matters, and immigration.
The focus of Sheila's firm is to provide quality legal services and excellent customer care at costs that are both reasonable and competitive. Sheila's goal is to guide and provide a seamless environment between client and attorney throughout the legal process. Sheila offers an open, accessible law firm, willing to represent your interests ethically, zealously, and expeditiously. An important determining factor to consider when choosing any law firm is "do they care?" What distinguishes Sheila's practice from others is her down to earth personality, willingness to listen and highly experienced staff dealing with "people". Sheila's satisfaction is derived by helping clients smile again. Consequently, Sheila's works hard to identify the needs of her clients and to give them each undeniable respect.
As a Mediator, Sheila is a member of the first class of the American Bar Association's Higginbotham Fellows. An active member of her bar associations, Sheila served as a Board member of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, Maryland Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. To her credit, Sheila tirelessly served in leadership roles within the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice Division, Fidelity and Surety Division, Government Law Section and Diversity panel. A former Board Member of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, Sheila also served Chair of the State of Maryland's Sister State for Maryland and Bong Counties in Liberia and the Titular Chair of the International Post Ebola Capacity Building Conference for the Mano River Union in Africa.