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Sheila Durant has been engaged in the practice of law for over thirty years. After having successfully represented the City of Baltimore as a litigator through five Mayors, she served the next 16 years as Senior Counsel to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the fifth largest housing authority in the United States. In addition she served as a Commissioner with the State of Maryland’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and an Equity Master to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. She serves in leadership in the American Bar Association in multiple committees. 


She serves in leadership in the American Bar Association in multiple committees. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member of the Real Property Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and active member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Leon Higginbotham Fellows.

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Admissions Details

  • 1980, Maryland


  • Repperts Auction School, Class of 2022, Graduate
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 1978, J.D.
  • Morgan State University, Class of 1975, Graduate


  • Computer Programmer – Maryland National Bank, 1968-1972
  • Programmed first bank Trust System and helped develop Master Card system
  • Graduate, Morgan State University, 1975
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 1978
  • Assistant City Solicitor Baltimore, 1980-1984
  • Law Office Brooks-Tahir – Salisbury Maryland, 1986-1990
  • Assistant City Solicitor Baltimore, 1990-1991
  • Senior Counsel Housing Authority Baltimore City, 1996 - 2011
  • Graduate, Repperts Auction School, 2022

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association- Tort and Insurance Practice, Chair Government Law Section, 2014 - 2015
  • Maryland Sister State Program Liberia, Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Lyceum Foundation, Board Member, 2013 - 2015
  • Baltimore City Vhanber Commerce, Board Member, 2013 - 2015