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John E Sheehy

Criminal defense Attorney at Toms River, NJ

4.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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Sheehy & Sheehy, Esqs.
2 Hooper Ave
Suite 6B
Toms River, NJ, 08753


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Posted by Christopher | June 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
John Sheehy did an excellent job representing me both times with my family court matters. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. John Sheehy. He helped me close a deal on my new house. Mr. Sheehy is very knowledgeable and very easy to get in contact with whenever I had a question. He is very organized, helpful and compassionate. Mr. Sheehy made my closing transaction run very smoothly. I would use him again if I need a lawyer and would refer him to my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2016
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A compassionate lawyer
Mr Sheehy was professional, compassionate and thorough. He worked with us to get information we needed and got charges reduced. Mr. Sheehy maintained contact with us often until we met at court.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2016
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Waste of $.. Sadly
I do not even know where to start. I have been in a very troubled marriage for 9 yrs with MANY domestic violence issues. I finally had enough . I was referred to Mr. Sheehy by one of the officers who had come to my home during a violent occurrence with my husband. I had filed a restraining order that same evening. Furthermore, i already had an attorney i had done my " homework " on and had extremely high ratings from her clients. Unfortunatly i went with john because i needed financial assistance from my dad and his rate was a bit less. Well needless to say you get what you pay for. My husband ended up hiring my " first" pick of an attorney. John represented me in my restraining order case.. However, i can not even call it that. He did nothing! I had a pile of paperwork of previous DV occurences, harrasement charges officers had filed against my husband and john advised me not to show the presiding judge. The judge said " council do you have anything to add?" He was shaky and nervous and basically left me on a ship without ores. Oh i forgot to mention he made numerous mistakes in my certification ( testimony) to judge. Wrong dates with wrong events. So basically i looked like i was not credible after i spoke. Furthermore, same thing in my divorce papers. Lastly, he was not at all personable or accessible. I always got a VM and lucky if he called back the same day. When i did speak with him he seemed irritated, always in a rush and would CONSTANTLY say" the longer i am discussing this ( whatever it may be) you are running up my time and before you know you will run out of your retainer. Well of course i lost the restraining order case and my husbands lawyer actually commented on his very poor inability to perform in court and told my husband she truly felt bad for me. I the end decided to give my husband 3 months ( as he pleaded) to get the help he needed for his issues. John said this would not be a problem I already paid for the filing etc. and papers are goid for 6 mths. Unfortunately, a little over one month it was right back where it was and i told john to proceed. Mind you i had just filed.. This was 34 days later. John said " ok you need to replenish your retainer of $3,000 and i will proceed! WHAT!!!!! STAY AWAY. Even more callous was the fact that i was informed of this in a letter! Please do your research and find a professional.
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Response from John Sheehy April 5, 2016
We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.


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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Legal Intern
  • LePore, Luizzi & Rossi
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Eugene J. Codey, Jr., P.J.Cv.
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Carton, Arvanitis, McGreevy, Argeris, Zager & Aikins
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Judicial Intern to the Hon. James D. Clyne, P.J.Ch.
  • Superior Court of New Jersey Ocean County
  • 2000 - 2000
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  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Seton Hall University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • State in the interest of S.R., Monmouth County Superior Court
  • Client found NOT guilty.
  • State v. E.M., Wall Township Municipal Court
  • Client found NOT guilty.


  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John on numerous cases in both the adult and juvenile sections. He is not afraid to try a case and is always well prepared."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense