Barbara A. Sheehan

Barbara A. Sheehan

Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-220-3830 (Office)
917-499-2865 (Cell)
Fax:
212-220-3780
Email:
Barbara Sheehan is an attorney who has been involved in all aspects of litigation involving employment practices liability, insurance coverage, reinsurance disputes, directors and officers liability, insurance brokers errors and omissions, legal malpractice, construction law, medical and hospital malpractice, and products liability before administrative bodies and in both state and federal courts. Sheehan has tried high-exposure civil cases to conclusion, argued nine cases before the New York Court of Appeals, and numerous cases before the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, as well as appeals before the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Prior to joining Peterson & Ross, Sheehan was an assistant district attorney in New York County under the leadership of Robert M. Morgenthau. She was also a founding partner of the New York firm of Walsh & Sheehan, LLP, which joined its litigation and arbitration practice in the areas of professional liability and insurance and reinsurance with Peterson & Ross in July of 2000.

Sheehan is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, as well as the Lawyers' Professional Liability section of the American Bar Association. She served as the secretary of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1994 through 1997. Sheehan has lectured attorneys and insurance professionals in consecutive years on the valuation of cases in employment practices litigation during the two-day seminar on Insurance for Employment Practices Liability in New York City. She was a speaker at the ABA's National Legal Malpractice Conference in April 2001 and again in September of 2002. She is a member of the Alumni Board of Trustees for Albany Law School as well as a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Directors & Officers (For Profit and Non-Profit)
  • Employment Law & Insurance
  • Employment Litigation
  • ERISA
  • Excess and Umbrella Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Healthcare Law
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1996
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York, 1999

Education

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Member
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
  • Colgate University
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)

Classes/Seminars

  • Seminar, Insurance for Employment Practices Liability, Parklane Hotel, New York, New York, February 19, 1998
  • Seminar, Insurance for Employment Practices Liability, Parklane Hotel, New York, New York, February 25, 1999
  • Featured Speaker, Legal Malpractice Claims, American Bar Association, National Lawyers' Professional Liability Conference, Monarch Hotel, Washington, D.C., April 18, 2001 - April 20, 2001
  • Member, Defense Trial Team, Legal Malpractice Mock Trial, American Bar Association, National Lawyers' Professional Liability Conference, Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, September 11, 2002 - September 13, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Legal Malpractice Section
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Alumni Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions

  • Peterson & Ross, Partner