Jack Sheridan received his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1984. There he was a member of the National Moot Court team and argued in a national law school competition. 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 Navyâ€™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 this firm with Randy Baker as Sheridan & Baker, P.S. Randy left the team and moved on to found his own practice in 2005. Jack continued this practice until 2013. In 2013, Jack briefly tried out partnership again as a partner at MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless. Some of the cases you see on this website are on MHB pleading paper as a result. Jack reopened this practice in August 2014.
Over the years, for the most part, Jack has operated his own law firm, typically with one associate, one paralegal, and one legal secretary. It has proven to be a formula for success. In 2017, those positions are filled by Mark Rose, Ashalee May, and Melanie Kent. Together they are an effective fighting force that routinely takes on big companies and big government in Washington and America, which are represented by the biggest law firms money can buy. The team likes nothing better than representing clients in litigation that holds those companies accountable for their wrongdoing.
Jack is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (member Litigation Section), the National Employment Lawyerâ€™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 2014, Jack accepted an invitation to join the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Click here to see the organization website. In 2015, Jack was selected to join the National Association of Distinguished Counseltop One Percent. Click here to see link to NADC website. In 2015, Jack was listed on Superlawyersclick here to see the link to the Super Lawyer website.