Barbara Sheehan

Barbara A. Sheehan

New York
Eastern, Northern & Southern District of New York
First & Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court
United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York

Albany Law School Union University, 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)

Seminar, Insurance for Employment Practices Liability, Parklane Hotel, New York, NY, 2/19/98 and 2/25/99
Featured Speaker, Legal Malpractice Claims, American Bar Association, National Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference, Monarch Hotel, Washington, D.C., 4/18/01 – 4/20/01
Travelers Insurance –Trial Practice and Procedure and Deposition Preparation, New York, NY, 9/16 and 11/09
Seminar, Products Liability cases in the U.S. to insurance companies in China (7/09, Shanghai and Haikou, China)
Featured Speaker for a NYSBA-sponsored program on the Basics of Trial Practice, Long Island, NY, 4/4/13
Member, Defense Trial Team, Legal Malpractice Mock Trial, American Bar Association, National Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference, Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, 9/11/02 – 9/13/02

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

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.