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John Patrick Sheridan

Discrimination Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Jack Sheridan

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    45%
    We represent victims of discrimination. Our clients are persons of color, persons who speak with accents, women, persons with disabilities, gay workers, older workers, persons who have been exposed to toxic chemicals, and persons who have been fired for exercising their rights.

    32 years

  2. Wrongful termination
    45%
    We represent government and private whistleblowers.

    32 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    We represent victims who are harmed by toxic exposure and injuries from the negligence of others.

 

Jack is a trial lawyer who has won some of the largest jury verdicts for whistelblowers in Washington State.  See .  Jack 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. 

 

Location

Sheridan Law Firm, P.S.
705 2nd Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98104-1798

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Posted by Grant | August 15, 2014
Jack Sheridan
Jack is an intellectual warrior in court. He is nonplussed by anything the judge decides and always has an answer for what to do in response to the opposition. He is industrious often working late into the night or in the wee hours of the morning. He is adept with technology and gives professional presentations for his opening and closing arguments. When he enters evidence he is quickly ready to show the exhibits to the jury on a flat screen television so the jury has both visual and auditory presentation. Jack is considerate and capable and despite the efforts of two attorneys in opposition hired by the government, he still won my difficult case.
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Posted by Don | July 30, 2010
Jack Sheridan
Jack represented me and ten others in an employment discrimation case. We were laid off in retailiation for reporting unsafe work practices. The case went to several courts and ultimately to the State Supreme Court in 2008 where we prevailed. Jack is a knowledgeable, hardworking, ethica, personable, attorney. I am proud to have him as a valued friend.
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Posted by Mattie | July 27, 2010
John Patrick Sheridan
I had faced years of job discrimination in Seattle City government. I couldn't have found a better attorney. He listened and understood what I was saying. I felt that I had hired someone who was as much upset about what had happened to me as I was. There were times I felt he could answer questions about the facts of my case better than I could. He made me feel that I had an army fighting for me. A couple of times in deposition, I considered saying I was done. John's questioning in depositions was done in a way that cornered people and brought out the truth. That was so helpful to my mental health that I almost felt I didn't need to go any further. But go further, we did. John, Jack as we called him, was masterful in settlement meetings. He'd say things to keep me calm as they sat in the next room laughing loud and sending over offers I couldn't accept. During trial, when there were breaks, you could sometimes hear him humming as though the tense trial had no impact on him. The City had hired an outside law firm and City attorneys helped at trial and Jack was all alone defending me and there he was - humming. I won in superior court but the City appealed and appealed. Jack chose to stay with my case through all appeal levels to a winning conclusion. Once you are his client, Jack responds to your questions and concerns. That's helpful because the legal process is so very slow and confusing. I met a juror after my six-week trial and she told me the jury would perk up when it was Jack's turn to question people. She said he kept them awake and interested. Jack seems to love the law and the job he does. We would communicate a lot by email and it wasn't unusual to see something from him written in early morning or late at night or on weekends about some angle he was going to take or some way he was going to handle this or that. I'd joke with his assistant about him having a computer brain. What should have been very stressful, he made bearable through his perky personality and imaginative mindof. I don't think I could have gone through what I did in good health, had I not hired John Sheridan. Had I lost, I would have had no question on whether he did everything he could. When you get this guy, you've got the best out there.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2007
Best Lawyer
Jack is the best lawyer to represent victims of corporate and government abuse and discrimination. He succeeds in fighting those who abuse power and making them accountable in front of a jury.
Posted by Kim | January 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Paid for a divorce and found out 30 years later it was not finalized.
I paid Mr. Sheridan for my divorce in 1993. Mr. Sheridan and I walked out of the courthouse and my divorce was supposedly finalized. I went to get a copy of the divorce decree for my passport documentation and I was told it was dismissed and never finalized. I'm sure there has been a mistake. Mr. Sheridan will not pull the records or help me get to the bottom of it. So 30 years later I find out I'm still married. What life implications that could bring. I paid for a divorce and was told it was done. It seems Mr. Sheridan could at least look into what went wrong.
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Response from John Sheridan June 11, 2022
Kim, I am so sorry for your troubles. Too much time has past for me to tell you how that happened. However it happened, it's remarkable that 30 years past without this coming up. I haven't handled family law cases in almost 30 years. Please call me and I'll see if I can send you to a family law attorney who can help. Regards, Jack cell: (206)931-7430
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Sheridan Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Litigation Director
  • Government Accountability Project
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Shareholder
  • Sheridan Law Firm
  • 1988 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • U S Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 1984 - 1988
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Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chaussee v. State
  • Jury verdict for plaintiff
  • Trinh Rodriguez & Bailey v. Seattle City Light
  • Jury verdict for plaintiffs of over $1.4 million. Total recovery after attorney fees and interest on appeal of over $2.5 million.
  • Brundridge et.al v. Fluor Federal Services, et. al
  • Jury verdict for plaintiffs of over $4.7 million. Total recovery over $6.3 million.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member Litigation Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District Washington
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District Washington
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • All Washington Courts
  • Admitted
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Eagle
  • Washington Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Member National Moot Court Team
  • Vermont Law School
  • 1983
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Publications

  • Washington Employment Law Desk Book
  • Chapter 30: "Trial of an Employment Case" (Update)
  • 2013
  • Washington Employment Law Desk Book
  • Chapter 30: "Trial of an Employment Case"
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • WELA: Going the Distance
  • Use of Discovery and Depositions as Trial
  • 2010
  • 10th Annual Paris Seminar, Paris France, sponsored by Paris American Academy, WSAJ and other state bar associations
  • Keeping the 21st Century Jury Engaged-Avoiding That Glazed Look
  • 2010
  • WSTLA Luncheon
  • The Benefits of Brundridge
  • 2008
  • WSBA 3rd Annual Small Firm Conference
  • The Essentials of Mastering Direct/Cross Examination
  • 2008
  • WELA Employment Law: Advocates for Change
  • Presenting Emotional Harm Damages Without Experts
  • 2008
  • WSTLA Hot Button Issues
  • Pretrial Issues: Emotional Distress, Protective Orders, and Inadvertent Disclosures
  • 2007
  • WSTLA 2007 Convention
  • David and Goliath Litigation: How David Wins at Trial
  • 2007
  • WELA Employment Law: Changing the World and Our lives
  • Economics of Running a Small Firm Practice
  • 2007
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Seattle Discrimination Lawyer John Patrick Sheridan
John Patrick Sheridan
Discrimination Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 32 years
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