Vicky Collins Foundation

While she was alive Vicky Collins suffered a life altering stroke that was misdiagnosed by her HMO leaving her quadraplegic; she was unable to talk but could hear and see with difficulty. While recovering from her stroke she became committed to the idea of using her substantial estate to help disabled children who did not have the resources for basic human comforts as well as adequate health care and therapy for their disabilities.

She decided before her death to set up a charitable foundation to provide help and resources for indigent and needy disabled children. She asked her trusted lawyers, Mark Cummings and David Sher, to administer the foundation. Since her death in 2003 her foundation has awarded over $1.3 million dollars in grants to help disabled children in the Washington Metropolitan area. The money has been used for various causes from funding the Arlington Pediatric Clinic to providing wheelchair accessable vehicles to the families of indigent and poor disabled children.

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Traffic Violations
Criminal Defense
White Collar Crimes
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Legal Malpractice
Employment Litigation
Restoration of Driving Privileges
Estate Planning
Estate Administration

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Our Address:
3800 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 7
Arlington, VA, USA 22203
Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5pm
Weekends Closed

About the Firm

In 2003, Sher & Cummings was joined by another well-respected and successful attorney specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, John P. Ellis.


The name of the firm changed into Sher, Cummings and Ellis, and the firm continued to successfully maintain and expand its practice of law with the added expertise of Mr. Ellis. Like any successful organization, it is the attorneys of Sher, Cummings and Ellis who make this firm exceptional.