The novelty of each case and the creativity required to formulate solutions for her clients is what Indira Sharma enjoys most about practicing law. Clients involved in business disputes related to real estate and contracts rely on her to handle litigation in state and federal courts. Her experience as a litigator also extends to disputes involving class actions, commercial leases, estates, environmental issues and non-compete agreements.
Some of her notable representations include:
- Defending one the Mid-Atlantic region's largest real estate brokerage companies in over 35 real-estate related lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving allegations of professional malpractice, fraud, negligence and/or breach of contract against the company and its real estate brokers/agents;
- Representing a multinational real estate services firm in connection with filing lawsuits for breach of management agreements;
- Representing an estate valued in excess of $3 million and the personal representatives of the estate in a caveat proceeding;
- Defending a national finance company in multiple consumer class actions each seeking multimillion dollar awards.
In addition to her law practice, Indira is passionate about finding solutions that encourage women and underrepresented minority attorneys to stay at their firms and in the practice of law. She puts this passion into action as vice chair of Saul Ewing’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and her past work on the steering committee that formed the firm’s Women’s Development Initiative.
Outside of work, Indira values giving back to the community and, to that end, mentors high school students through the Community Law in Action program in Baltimore City. As a testament to her outstanding work for CLIA, she was appointed to its Board of Directors in 2013 and chosen as chair less than two years later. She also serves as mentoring chair for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland and on multiple committees for the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City.
Her passion for diversity as well as her strong ties to her heritage and family are also reflected in her hobby playing Indian instruments, including the harmonium and the Indian drums. Additionally, she is active in her Hindu temple and serves as an officer on its Board of Directors.
She has been recognized for both her professional and personal accomplishments through her selection for the Most Valuable Player Award from the Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, her election as a fellow in the Maryland Bar Foundation and recognition as a “Leading Woman” in Maryland by "The Daily Record." Indira has also been selected for the "Lawyers of Color's Hot List in 2014 and for the Rising Stars list in Maryland "Super Lawyers" since 2013 for her work in business litigation.
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