Shai Fierst

Shai concentrates in estate planning, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, guardianship, disability law, and elder law. Shai regularly counsels clients regarding public benefits, with a focus on means-tested benefits, including services administered by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

In addition to his work as a partner at Fierst & Fink, P.C., Shai is Special Counsel in the Montgomery County Office of the County Attorney, Department of Health and Human Services Division. As Special Counsel, he appears in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, sitting as a Juvenile Court, representing social workers in Child In Need of Assistance matters. Shai frequently requests special immigrant juvenile status findings in these matters.

Shai was selected to the 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers List. He was selected by Super Lawyers to the Maryland Rising Stars list from 2019 to 2023. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland, College Park. Shai holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from The George Washington University. Prior to practicing law, Shai clerked for the Honorable Cynthia Callahan, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland (2013-2014).

Shai is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. He has been a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners since 2018, and is a member of the Simon Sobeloff Law Society. Shai is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Shai served in the Peace Corps in Suriname (2006-2008) and worked at Peace Corps headquarters in the Office of Inspector General (2011, 2013). He is proficient in Spanish and Surinamese languages.

200-A Monroe Street, Suite 200
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Telephone: (301) 762-8872
Facsimile: (301) 762-8874



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