BARBARA A. SHEEHAN

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Barbara Sheehan 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.

Barbara was 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. Barbara was also previously an assistant district attorney in New York County under the leadership of Robert M. Morgenthau.

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 Taught:

  • Seminar, Insurance for Employment Practices Liability, Parklane Hotel, New York, New York, 02/19/1998 to 02/19/1998
  • Seminar, Insurance for Employment Practices Liability, Parklane Hotel, New York, New York, 02/25/1999 to 02/25/1999
  • Featured Speaker, Legal Malpractice Claims, American Bar Association, National Lawyers' Professional Liability Conference, Monarch Hotel, Washington, D.C., 04/18/2001 to 04/20/2001
  • Member, Defense Trial Team, Legal Malpractice Mock Trial, American Bar Association, National Lawyers' Professional Liability Conference, Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, 09/11/2002 to 09/13/2002

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