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.
Jack is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (member Litigation Section), the National Employment Lawyer's Association, the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the Washington State Trial Association for Justice. 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 October and December 2002, Jack and is wife, Angela, ran their first and second marathons. In 2003, Jack 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 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. Every year since then, Jack and Angela have run the Disney Half Marathon. Angela is now riding on a bicycle racing team in Seattle. Jack is still running. He recently completed the 2010 NYC Marathon along with 44,800 other runners and the 2010 Seattle Half Marathon. Jack and his family continue to love outdoor adventures and travel.
Chapter 30 "Trial of an Employment Case" Washington Employment Law Desk Book published by the Washington State Association for Justice 2010
Speaking Engagements at Attorney Conferences
Keeping the 21st Century Jury Engaged--Avoiding That Glazed Look
Use of Discovery and Depositions at Trial
The Essentials of Mastering Direct/Cross Examination
Presenting Emotional Harm Damages Without Experts
10th Annual Paris Seminar, Paris France sponsored by Paris American Academy, WSAJ and other state bars
WELA: Going The Distance
WSBA 3rd Annual Small Firm Conference
WELA Employment Law: Advocates for Change
The Benefits of Brundridge
David and Goliath Litigation: How David Wins at Trial
2007 WSTLA Convention
Pretrial Issues: Emotional Distress, Protective Orders, and Inadvertent Disclosures
WSTLA Hot Button Issues
Economics of Running a Small Firm Practice WELA Employment Law: Changing the World and Our lives 2007