Cheri H. Dorsey

Cheri H. Dorsey

Cheri focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. Her goal is to have a warm ear and a kind heart as she helps individuals and families navigate the difficult issues of planning for disability and death. Cheri advises clients on basic topics such as powers of attorney documents, Advance Directive documents, Last Wills and Testaments and Revocable Living Trusts, as well as more complex topics such as life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts.

Cheri has experience assisting clients in fulfilling their charitable wishes, from entering into pledge agreements with organizations, to creating charitable organizations. She also has the unique experience of working with artists and art collectors, guiding them in achieving their goals for the continuity of their collections.

Cheri spends considerable time working with business owners with regard to their succession planning, particularly with respect to transferring interests in family businesses to the next generation through various gifting and other transfer techniques.

Holding the hand of the surviving spouse and other family members after the death of a loved one is one of Cheri’s strengths due to her ability to sympathize. She regularly handles the administration of trusts and estates, and often serves as a fiduciary with respect to those matters.

When Cheri is not helping her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, her daughter, Josie, and her son, Cole, as well as more extended family. The Dorsey family lives in Parkton, Maryland, and they enjoy music, various sports and attending Hunt Valley Church.

Phone: 410.774.4474 x105

Fax: 443.332.6759

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, Planned Giving Council, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Vice President, Board of the Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section
  • Member, Baltimore Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

  • Co-Presenter, “The Maryland Estate Tax,” Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants Annual Conference, October, 2007
  • Co-Presenter, “Death, Taxes and New Health Care Regulations,” Gordon Feinblatt Seminar for Physicians, March, 2007
  • Co-Presenter, “The Maryland Estate Tax, Revocable Trusts vs. Wills, a Primer on Maryland Probate and Beneficiary Designation Issues,” Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, January, 2007
  • Presenter, “Estate Planning 101,” Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Giving Circle, January, 2013
  • Presenter, “Protecting your Legacy,” Broadmead Retirement Community, November, 2015

Listen to Cheri’s discussion on Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Trust Administration: “Money, Riches & Wealth” on TalkRadio 680 WCBM


Focus of Practice

Trusts and Estates


J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2001
B.A., with honors and distinction, Goucher College, 1998

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 2001

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2002


Named to the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 lists of Super Lawyers in Estate & Probate Law