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Michael O. Sheehan
(Partner)

Richard A. Reeve
(Partner)

Allison M. Near
(Partner)
 

 
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

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 not only in Connecticut, but throughout the country, and is a recognized authority on the application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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 Bar Association; 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).
 

Allison M. Near                               Email: anear@sheehanandreeve.com
Allison 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 serious felonies as well as misdemeanors. Prior to joining the firm, Allison worked as a staff attorney at New Haven Legal Assistance Association where she represented low-income individuals in housing and criminal matters. Allison has also served as a judicial law clerk for the Tennessee Court of Appeals and worked in private practice litigating a wide range of cases in state and federal court, including business litigation, unfair trade practice litigation, employment, personal injury, and civil rights.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Appellate Practice.

Admitted: 2004, Tennessee; 2006, Connecticut; 2007, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School: Northeastern University, 2004

College: Colgate University, cum laude, 1997

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

 

 

 


Sheehan & Reeve

350 Orange Street
Suite 101
New Haven, CT 06511
ph: 203-787-9026
fx:  203-787-9031
Email: msheehan@sheehanandreeve.com