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John Patrick Sheridan

also known as Jack Sheridan

About me


Jack Sheridan received his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1984, where he was a member of the National Moot Court team. After graduation, Jack joined the Navy as a lieutenant in the JAG Corps. There he obtained extensive trial experience as a criminal defense lawyer and ultimately headed a trial team in one of the Navy’s largest Navy Legal Services offices. After a stint in Japan as an attorney at a Japanese law firm, in 1992, Jack opened his Seattle law firm, which became known as Sheridan & Associates, P.S. In the late 1990s, Jack briefly left private practice to work as the Seattle Litigation Director of the Government Accountability Project, representing whistleblowers. In 2002, he reopened his firm with Randy Baker as Sheridan & Baker, P.S. Randy left the team and moved on to found his own practice in 2005.

  Since then, Jack and his staff have operated as the Sheridan Law Firm, P.S.


Jack is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The National Employment Lawyer’s Association, the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the Washington State Trial Lawyer’s Association. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Washington State, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Federal District Courts in Seattle and Spokane.


In 2002, Jack and is wife, Angela, ran their first and second marathons in Portland and Seattle. In 2003, Jack ran the Victoria Half Marathon and broke the four-hour mark running the Vermont City Marathon, and again in 2005 running the San Diego Rock’n Roll Marathon. In November 2005, Jack and more than 36,000 other runners, finished the New York City Marathon. In September 2006, Jack and his family ran (or walked) the Inaugural Disney Half Marathon in Anaheim, CA.  In July 2007, Angela pulled Jack through the Ride Around Mount Rainier In One Day (RAMROD), which is a one-day bicycle ride that includes 10,000 feet of climbing over a course covering more than 140 miles.  In October, Jack ran the Portland Marathon.  In January 2008, Jack ran the Orlando Disney Marathon and Angela ran the half.  In October 2008, Jack ran the Portland Marathon again, and from 2009 to the present, Jack and Angela have been running the Disney Half in Orlando each January. Angela is now on a bicycle racing team and Jack is training for the NYC Marathon in November 2010.  Jack and his family continue to love outdoor adventures and travel. 



Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 45%
    24 years
  2. Discrimination: 45%
    24 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



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Contact info

Sheridan Law Firm, P.S.

705 2nd Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98104-1798


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
EagleWashington Trial Lawyers Association2009
Member National Moot Court TeamVermont Law School1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSheridan Law Firm2002 - Present
Litigation DirectorGovernment Accountability Project1998 - 2002
ShareholderSheridan Law Firm1988 - 1998
AttorneyU S Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember Litigation Section2002 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted1996 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District WashingtonAdmitted1996 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District WashingtonAdmitted1996 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
All Washington CourtsAdmitted1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brundridge v. Fluor Federal Services, et. alJury verdict for plaintiffs of over $4.7 million. Total recovery over $6.3 million.
Trinh Rodriguez & Bailey v. Seattle City LightJury verdict for plaintiffs of over $1.4 million. Total recovery after attorney fees and interest on appeal of over $2.5 million.
Martini v. BoeingJury verdict for plaintiff of over $776,000. Total recovery with attorney fees after Boeing lost appeal of more than $1.4 million.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Employment Law Desk BookChapter 30: "Trial of an Employment Case" (Update)2013
Washington Employment Law Desk BookChapter 30: "Trial of an Employment Case"2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WELA: Going the DistanceUse of Discovery and Depositions as Trial2010
10th Annual Paris Seminar, Paris France, sponsored by Paris American Academy, WSAJ and other state bar associationsKeeping the 21st Century Jury Engaged-Avoiding That Glazed Look2010
WSTLA LuncheonThe Benefits of Brundridge2008
WSBA 3rd Annual Small Firm ConferenceThe Essentials of Mastering Direct/Cross Examination2008
WELA Employment Law: Advocates for ChangePresenting Emotional Harm Damages Without Experts2008
WSTLA Hot Button IssuesPretrial Issues: Emotional Distress, Protective Orders, and Inadvertent Disclosures2007
WSTLA 2007 ConventionDavid and Goliath Litigation: How David Wins at Trial2007
WELA Employment Law: Changing the World and Our livesEconomics of Running a Small Firm Practice2007