Sheryl Xavier


“I feel fortunate to work at a firm that values improving access to health care and helps providers better serve patients.”

With an academic and professional focus illustrative of her passion for public health issues and policy, Sheryl Xavier works with colleagues and clients on a wide range of health care matters.

Sheryl’s attention to detail, analytical abilities, and intellectual curiosity makes her particularly well-suited for researching complex and nuanced issues. She understands the importance of providing clients with clear answers to complicated questions and prepares exceptional, timely work that reflects her commitment to client service.

Health care issues, particularly those related to women’s health, are a through-line in Sheryl’s academic career. At the University of Maryland, she earned B.S., magna cum laude, in Public Health Science as well as a B.A., cum laude, in Women’s Studies. While earning her law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Sheryl served as Notes and Comments editor for the school’s Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, was president of the National Lawyers Guild Student Chapter, and was a Rose Zetzer Fellow in the Women, Leadership & Equality Program.

During law school, Sheryl worked as a law clerk in the Office of the Chief Legal Counsel for the Federation of State Medical Boards, preparing comparative legal analyses of federal and state regulatory standards on prescription opioid drug monitoring and access, interstate telehealth services and interstate licensure, and physician credentialing. She also served as a legal extern in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she produced research on federal public health initiatives, among other responsibilities.

Sheryl has complemented her commitment to health care law with an equally strong dedication to protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 2023
University of Maryland, B.S., magna cum laude, Public Health Science, 2019
University of Maryland, B.A., cum laude, Women's Studies, 2019


Washington, D.C., 2024
Maryland, 2023