Sheraz Barkat, Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • Divorce and Separation · Child Custody

Sheraz Barkat

5.0 17

  • Titles & Designations: …

  • First Admitted: 2012

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  • Free Consultation

  • Free Consultation Length: 30 mins

Areas of Practice

Divorce and Separation

Percent of cases
33%

Child Custody

Percent of cases
32%

Family

Percent of cases
30%

General Practice

Percent of cases
5%

About

  • No Misconduct

Licenses & Admissions

License

District of Columbia

2012

Active

Languages

Unspecified

About Sheraz Barkat

Sheraz Barkat is a family law attorney in Washington, D.C. As a divorce and child custody attorney, Sheraz has litigated several divorce and child custody matters including complex property distributions, overseas property, child support modifications, childhood name change, and military benefits. Sheraz has also represented clients in numerous uncontested divorces. He appears frequently before the Domestic Relations Branch of the D.C. Superior Court, and has also volunteered there as an attorney-negotiator. Prior to his time as a practicing attorney Sheraz was a Congressional Staffer for Senator John D. Rockefeller IV for several years working on small business, tax, veterans, and trade policy for the Senator. In addition to his domestic education Sheraz studied abroad in Sydney, Australia where he focused on international civil litigation and comparative family law. Sheraz is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association. He also volunteers with the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Education

West Virginia University College of Law

Law

JD - Juris Doctor

2008

West Virginia University

Political Science

BA - Bachelor of Arts

2005

Experience

Attorney

Barkat Law Firm

2013 - Present

Attorney

Ates Law Firm

2014 - 2015

Legislative Correspondent

United States Senate

2009 - 2013

Cases

Civil Protective Order
Alimony and Divorce
Child Custody

Memberships & Associations

South Asian Bar Association

Member

2013 - Present

District of Columbia Volunteer Lawyers Project

Volunteer Attorney

2013 - Present

American Bar Association

Member

2012 - Present

District of Columbia Bar

Member

2012 - Present

Awards

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

2017

Lead Counsel Rated

Lead Counsel

2017

DC Young Entrepreneur of the Week

DC Young Entrepreneurs

2013

Publications

Unspecified

Speaking Engagements

DC Family Law

Divorce Mediation Training for Mental Health Professionals

2017

Hobbies & Interests

Unspecified

Associated Firms

Unspecified

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating

Based on 17 reviews

5.0

Sheraz Barkat

5.0 17