BARBARA A. SHEEHAN

BARBARA A. SHEEHAN

BARBARA A. SHEEHAN
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Barbara Sheehan has been involved in all aspects of litigation involving construction law, products liability, insurance coverage, reinsurance disputes, directors and officers liability, insurance brokers errors and omissions, employment practices liability, legal malpractice, and medical and hospital malpractice 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:

  • Travelers Insurance – Presentation of programs to claims professionals on trial practice and procedure and deposition preparation (9/16 and 11/09, New York, New York)
  • Featured Speaker for a NYSBA-sponsored program on the Basics of Trial Practice (4/4/13, Long Island, New York)
  • Delivered presentations on products liability cases in the United States to insurance companies in China (7/09, Shanghai and Haikou, China)
  • Member of the defense trial team for the mock trial of a legal malpractice case at the American Bar Association’s 2002 National Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference (9/11 – 9/13/02, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Featured speaker on the handling of a legal malpractice claim at the American Bar Association’s 2001 National Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference (4/18 - 4/20/01, Washington, D.C.)
  • Featured speaker in two successive years on the valuation of cases in employment practices litigation, Insurance for Employment Practices Liability Conference in New York City (2/19/98 and 2/25/99, Parklane Hotel, New York, New York)

CURRENT AND FORMER 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
  • Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Secretary and Board Member
  • PUPS (Park Users and Pet Society of Fort Greene), Secretary and Board Member
  • Alumni Board of Trustees for Albany Law School of Union University