Mrs. Sorel has been practicing general civil law in Maryland and in the District of Columbia for over 20 years.
Experience. Since opening her Potomac, Maryland office, Mrs. Sorel has handled diverse cases concerning all aspects of divorce law (including property division, alimony, child support, and contested custody), estates and trust law (including estate planning, probate, and contested probate), personal injury (including accident and malpractice claims), business law (including contracts, collections, corporations, and LLCs), and real estate law (including homeowners association matters, boundary disputes, wet basements, and fraud) Her extensive litigation, trial (including jury trials) and general legal experience have made her a strong and effective negotiator and advocate on behalf of her clients.
Professional Affiliations. Admitted to practice law in Maryland and in the District of Columbia Courts, Mrs. Sorel also practices before the federal Courts in both jurisdictions. She is a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Maryland, the Maryland Women’s Bar Association, the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association, and the Sobeloff Society. She has served her professional community for several years as a member of the Judicial Nominations Review Committee of the Women’s Bar Association, the Ethic Committee of the Bar Association for Montgomery County, and the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Committee of the Bar Association for Montgomery County.
In the community. Mrs. Sorel has been an active member of her local community. She has served as (past) Treasurer for the National Capital Area Chapter of A.W.A.R.E.; Vice President of the American Psychiatric Association Alliance; President of the Potomac, Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Director and Ombudsperson for local religious organizations; director and general counsel for the Potomac Theater Company; founding director of the Friends of the Library for Potomac, Maryland; (former) Coach for the Churchill High School Mock Trial Team; Judge and Scorer for the District of Columbia Street Law Project Mock Trials; Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of her homeowners’ association, and she has been active in her local PTAs and PTSAs. Personal. Christiane E. Sorel is married with two adult children, and has resided in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area since 1977.