Trial lawyer Ira Sherman has built his reputation on aggressive and creative litigation strategies to successfully represent injured victims and victims of discrimination. Known for his dedication to the cause, Mr. Sherman has established himself as one of the area’s leading advocates.
Mr. Sherman joined Mr. Chaikin in April 1980. Upon Mr. Chaikin's retirement in December 1999, he became the senior and managing partner of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Mr. Sherman and the law firm have consistently received an “AV” rating, the highest possible rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys.
In recognition of his standing in the legal community, Mr. Sherman was elected President of the Trial Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (DC-TLA, the District of Columbia branch of the America Trial Lawyers Association) in 1992. Mr. Sherman was included in the list of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine in 2011.
Ira Sherman has been an active member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He is co-chairman of the Embolization Devices Litigation committee, a committee dedicated to educating lawyers regarding the dangers in the utilization of cyanoacrylates, the chemical equivalent of Superglue®, as an embolization device. Mr. Sherman is also an active member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Sherman is Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia. Mr. Sherman remains active as a member of the Leader’s Club of the Trial Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has lectured at seminars sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Mr. Sherman is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York.
Licensed since 1974
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Chaikin & Sherman, P.C.||1980 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.||President||1992 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||President||1992 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Co-Chair||N/A|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Accounting||B.S.||1967|