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Michael O. Sheehan
(Partner)

Richard A. Reeve
(Partner)

Kara E. Moreau
(Associate Attorney)

Emily C. Kaas
(Associate Attorney)
 

 
Michael O. Sheehan                            Email: msheehan@sheehanandreeve.com

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.

Languages: Spanish.

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).
 

Richard A. Reeve                               Email: rreeve@sheehanandreeve.com

After Richard Reeve graduated from law school in 1977, he became an instructor at the University of Connecticut Law School Criminal Law Clinic. There he supervised law students and represented individuals charged in the Connecticut state courts. In 1981, he joined the Federal Defender's Office, and for more than sixteen years represented people facing the most serious felony charges. This included numerous trials in the District Courts and appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has participated as a teacher at criminal law seminars in Connecticut and other states.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Appellate Practice.

Admitted: 1978, Connecticut and New York (inactive); 1980, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: Georgetown University, J.D., 1977

College: Union College, B.A., 1973

Member: Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Reported Cases: US v. Ojeda Rios, 495 US 257 (1990); US v. Perez 299 F.Supp. 38 (D Conn. 2004).
 

Kara E. Moreau                               Email: kmoreau@sheehanandreeve.com

Kara handles criminal matters at the state and federal level. In state court, she appears in both the G.A. (low court) and the J.D. (high court), handling both misdemeanors and serious felonies. Kara joined the firm as an associate attorney upon her graduation from law school in May of 2016. While in law school, she worked in the Civil Justice Clinic where she represented low-income individuals in civil matters, and served as President of the Mock Trial Society and Lead Articles Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. She currently coaches a Mock Trial Team at Quinnipiac Law School.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Appellate Practice

Admitted: 2016, Connecticut; 2017, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2019, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School: Quinnipiac University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016

College: Roger Williams University, magna cum laude, 2013

Member: Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

 

Emily C. Kaas                               Email: ekaas@sheehanandreeve.com

Emily handles criminal matters at the state level and appears in the G.A. (low court). Emily joined the firm in January of 2020 after completing three clerkships, first clerking for Judge Thomas A. Bishop and Judge Thomas G. West at the Connecticut Appellate Court, then Chief Judge Stefan A. Underhill in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and finally Judge Christopher F. Droney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While in law school, Emily represented low-income individuals in civil matters through the Civil Justice Clinic, interned for a year in the New HavenPublic Defenders Office, served as President of the Society for Dispute Resolution and the Public Interest Law Project, and served as Note Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. She currently sits on the Board of the Connecticut Mediation Association.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Appellate Practice

Admitted: 2016, Connecticut

Law School: Quinnipiac University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016

College: Saint Michaelís College, cum laude, 2010

Member: Connecticut Bar Association; Connecticut Mediation Association; Connecticut CriminalDefense Lawyers Association

 

 

 


Sheehan & Reeve

350 Orange Street
Suite 101
New Haven, CT 06511
ph: 203-787-9026
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Email: msheehan@sheehanandreeve.com