Attorney Sara El-Shall founded The Law Office of Sara El-Shall so she could practice Workers’ Compensation and personal injury law her way. Having devoted her career to helping those who have suffered workplace injuries or were hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of another, Sara knows how important it is to have counsel you can trust. With a passion for protecting the rights of others, she works diligently to secure the results her clients need to move forward.

Sara’s greatest strengths as a litigator come from her extensive experience practicing law on both the plaintiff and defense sides. With a deep understanding of the other side’s position and what it takes to achieve a fair outcome, Sara brings a unique perspective to every case she handles. Taking the time to ensure her clients are informed of their rights and aware of their options, Sara enjoys the nuances and complexities of Workers’ Compensation law. Voted a Maryland Super Lawyers RIsing Star every year since 2018, Sara finds her work challenging, stimulating, and rewarding — and clients know they can rely on her skillful counsel and relentless representation.

Whether they were injured on the job, in a car crash, or another type of accident, Sara knows that her clients are going through some of the toughest and scariest times they might ever have faced. It is important to Sara that all of her clients are treated with the kindness, dignity, and respect they deserve. Sara knows that the legal system is confusing and difficult to navigate for most people — with patience and compassion, she is dedicated to explaining things in a way her clients can understand.

Born in Los Angeles, Sara grew up in Richmond, Virginia. The daughter of two chemists, she decided to take a different path and earned a bachelor’s degree in Justice with a minor in Psychology from American University, where she had the honor of being on the Dean’s list for two semesters. Utilizing the knowledge she acquired while working toward her degree, Sara worked in a variety of positions that helped to shape her outlook and provided her with valuable professional insight.

In addition to working as a paralegal for a criminal defense attorney before attending law school, Sara interned for a halfway house in Washington, D.C. around the time that the sentencing disparities for powder cocaine were in the news. Through this work, she saw how instrumental attorneys could be in securing justice for clients and decided to pursue a career in law. Sara obtained her juris doctorate from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she was active in the student government and served as secretary for the Maryland Public Interest Law Project.

Sara currently resides in Baltimore and is an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, as well as several other bar associations where she has served in various leadership roles. She is currently chair-elect for the Bar Association of Baltimore City Young Lawyers’ Division. Apart from her professional activities, Sara enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Sphinx. She also enjoys watching soccer and is a member of the Baltimore Liverpool Supporters Club, which partners with the Craig Willinger Fund — an organization that creates opportunities for children with terminal illnesses to meet their favorite futbol heroes.

  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D. (2012)
  • American University, School of Public Affairs, B.A. Justice, Minor in Psychology (2008)
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland State Bar
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Monumental City Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
Honors and Awards
  • Sustained Leadership Award 2022, Bar Association of Baltimore City Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2018 – 2023
  • Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow 2022 – present
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • “The Fourteenth Amendment: Establishing equality through the judiciary when the executive and legislative branches will not,” May 1, 2017 Moderator for Law Day Discussion Panel, Bar Association for Baltimore City
  • Occupational Stress, Sexual Harassment and Workers’ Compensation Claims, Maryland Trial Reporter, Spring 2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Negligence, Insurance & Workers’ Compensation Section, Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation Program
    • 2020 Shoulder Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Presentation – Speaker
    • 2021, 2022 Case Law Updates – Speaker
    • 2022 Winter Outreach, “Handling Specialty Cases: Respiratory Exposure, Hernias, and Hearing Loss” – Speaker
    • 2022 Spring Outreach, “What’s New at the WCC” – Moderator for Panel Discussion of WCC     Commissioners