Sarah Malik is admitted to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Ms. Malik is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned her B.S. degree in finance. After law school, she joined a corporate law firm in Washington, DC where she practiced for approximately two years.
In 2009, Ms. Malik made the jump to family law where she began practicing at a small family law firm in Rockville, Maryland and volunteering with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project. Since 2009, Ms. Malik has represented clients in all aspects of family law litigation, including divorce, child custody and child support hearings in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County and Howard County, Maryland. She has represented clients before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and Maryland Court of Appeals.
Ms. Malik is trained to represent children as a Best Interest Attorney or Child Privilege Attorney. Ms. Malik is trained in Collaberative Law and has received the 40 hour basic mediation certification in mediation and the 20 hour custody, access and child support mediation certification. Ms. Malik is designated on the Circuit Court for Montgomery County and Circuit Court for Howard County's approved list of mediators for court appointed mediations in divorce and custody cases and regularly mediates child custody cases as part of the Montgomery County Custody Mediation Program. Ms. Malik encourages her clients to participate in meaningful forms of alternative dispute resolution to avoid a trial and guides them through the process of mediation and other forms of negotiations.
As an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University Law School, Ms. Malik teaches Legal Research and Writing to first year law students. She has also taught Appellate Advocacy for two years at George Mason University Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of Montgomery County.
Ms. Malik resides in Maryland with her husband and three young children. She is fluent in Hindi and Urdu. She hopes that her knowledge of the law and attentive nature will effectively guide each client through this difficult phase of life.