When Michael Sheehan graduated from law school, he began his career as a Legal Services attorney, where he specialized in complex class action litigation, most frequently against state and federal agencies. After ten years of handling class action suits, he went into private practice in 1986, concentrating on civil litigation and criminal defense. In 1993, he joined the Federal Defender's Office, where he represented individuals in serious felony cases. Since 1998, he has been an Instructor in Trial Practice at the Yale Law School. His appellate experience includes successful criminal appeals before both the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Appellate Practice.
Admitted: 1977, Connecticut, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Districts of Massachusetts and Connecticut; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1984, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Dist. Ct.; EDMI, 2008.
Law School: Boston University, J.D., cum laude, 1976
College: College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, 1969; University of Toronto, M.A., 1971
Member: Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Connecticut Bar Association.
Biography: Instructor, Trial Practice, Yale Law School, since 1988.
Reported Cases: USA vs. Feliciano, 998 F. Supp. 166 (1998); USA v. Greenfield, 44 F.3d 1141 (1995); Sanders v. Commissioner of Correction, 83 Conn. App. 543 (2004); State v. Salgado, 257 Conn. 394(2001).
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