Indira K. Sharma

Indira K. Sharma

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8621
Fax: (410) 332-8170

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Indira K. Sharma

Partner

Indira Sharma concentrates her practice on commercial litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on real estate litigation and contract disputes. She also represents clients in a broad range of other litigation disputes involving class actions, commercial leases, estates, environmental issues and non-compete agreements.

Within Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Indira is the co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a driving force behind the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has organized several internal diversity retreats for the firm; coordinated the firm's sponsorship of and participation in numerous diversity conferences, events and programs throughout its geographic footprint; and spoken on diversity topics. She also served on the steering committee that formed the firm's Women's Development Initiative and, as a founding member, organized the first networking event for the firm's female attorneys and female clients.

While in law school, Indira interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where she assisted the administrative law judges of the EEOC with preparing for hearings and drafting opinions for employment discrimination cases. She is also the author of "Comment: The Evolving, Yet Still Inadequate, Protections Afforded Battered Immigrant Women," published in Volume 5 of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class.

In addition to her Maryland state and D.C. bar admissions, Indira is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Experience

  • Defending one of 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 commercial landlords and tenants in lawsuits involving proper lease termination and lease interpretation
  • 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
  • Representing employers in connection with filing suit for breach of non-compete agreements
  • Representing corporate entities in connection with petitioning the court for dissolution
  • Defending Baltimore City landlords in lead paint lawsuits
  • Representing a developer/commercial landlord in connection with filing suit for torts arising out of a gasoline spill

Thought Leadership

December 27, 2011
Virginia General Assembly to reconsider foreclosure overhaul bill

No results.

No results.

Speaking Engagement
April 26, 2018
Speaking Engagement
September 28, 2017
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
March 15, 2017
Speaking Engagement
February 8, 2017

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

  • Community Voice of Change Award, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, from the Interfaith Coalition of Baltimore County, 2018
  • Named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, 2017​
  • Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award from the Asian American Business Development Center, 2017
  • Best Committee Award as Education Co-Chair, Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2017
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, MSBA Leadership Academy, 2017
  • Named a Very Important Professional (VIP) Successful by 40 by The Daily Record, 2016
  • Selected to the Rising Stars list, Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 to present
  • Named to the Lawyers of Color’s Hot List, 2014
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2014
  • Elected a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Named one of Maryland’s "Leading Woman” by The Daily Record, 2011

Memberships and Affiliations

Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

Commissioner, Maryland Access to Justice Commission

2015 Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Community Law in Action (CLIA)

  • Board of Directors member
  • Past Chair
  • Mentor, Community Law in Action Mentoring Program

Board of Directors, University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Section Council, Chair, 2018-2019
  • Board of Governors
  • Leadership Academy Committee, 2013-2018
  • Program Committee, 2013-2018
  • Planning Committee, 2014-2018
  • Fellow, MSBA Leadership Academy, 2012-2013

American Bar Association

  • Fellow, Business Law Fellows Program, 2017-2019

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C

Indian Origin Network of Howard County

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2006

  • Articles Editor, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class
  • Vice President, Moot Court Board
  • President, Business Law Society
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi-International Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Maryland State Diversity Scholarship Recipient
  • Recipient, William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional achievement and service to the School of Law, May 2006
  • Recipient, the Joseph Bernstein Prize for submitting the most significant piece of legal writing for publication in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, May 2006

B.S., University of Maryland, 2003

  • Maryland State Hope Scholarship Recipient
  • Smith School of Business Dean's List

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Firm Management Positions

Indira Sharma concentrates her practice on commercial litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on real estate litigation and contract disputes. She also represents clients in a broad range of other litigation disputes involving class actions, commercial leases, estates, environmental issues and non-compete agreements.

Within Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Indira is the co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a driving force behind the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has organized several internal diversity retreats for the firm; coordinated the firm's sponsorship of and participation in numerous diversity conferences, events and programs throughout its geographic footprint; and spoken on diversity topics. She also served on the steering committee that formed the firm's Women's Development Initiative and, as a founding member, organized the first networking event for the firm's female attorneys and female clients.

While in law school, Indira interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where she assisted the administrative law judges of the EEOC with preparing for hearings and drafting opinions for employment discrimination cases. She is also the author of "Comment: The Evolving, Yet Still Inadequate, Protections Afforded Battered Immigrant Women," published in Volume 5 of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class.

In addition to her Maryland state and D.C. bar admissions, Indira is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Experience

  • Defending one of 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 commercial landlords and tenants in lawsuits involving proper lease termination and lease interpretation
  • 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
  • Representing employers in connection with filing suit for breach of non-compete agreements
  • Representing corporate entities in connection with petitioning the court for dissolution
  • Defending Baltimore City landlords in lead paint lawsuits
  • Representing a developer/commercial landlord in connection with filing suit for torts arising out of a gasoline spill

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