James B. Sheehy
Tel: (612) 339-9121
Toll Free: (888) 707-MESH (6374)
Fax: (612) 339-9188
1616 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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"I went to law school to help people. The right to a lawyer is an important part of our justice system. It is a privilege and honor to advocate for people most in need."
Attorney James ("Jim") Sheehy is a well-respected trial lawyer, whose career has been marked with excellence. With over 20 years of experience as trial lawyer, Mr. Sheehy has provided tenacious, yet personable representation to clients in all aspects of complex litigation, including commercial litigation, criminal defense, and personal injury.
Mr. Sheehy grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, the youngest of eight children, overcoming adversity to go on to excel in sports and academics. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, with honors, in 1989, Mr. Sheehy clerked at the Minnesota Supreme Court prior to embarking on a career in trial work.
Mr. Sheehy has a history of representing people who are disadvantaged. He worked as a part-time public defender while maintaining his own practice, helping families navigate the adult, criminal and juvenile court systems. Early in his career, while an associate at Faegre & Benson, LLP, he helped found and was lead attorney for the Minnesota Indian Women's Center Pro Bono Clinic, which continues to be staffed today.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sheehy has tried numerous jury and judge trials, and guided each client through all aspects the often complex litigation procedure. Mr. Sheehy has earned respect of clients and peers alike. He has been "AV" rated through Martindale-Hubble, which ranks attorneys in each state. The "AV" moniker is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards based on opinions of peers and the judges. Mr. Sheehy has been recognized as a leading attorney by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Mr. Sheehy joined the excellent trial lawyers at Meshbesher & Spence, following in the steps of his late brother, John, who was managing partner of the firm at the time of his sudden passing in April 2012. Like his brother, when Jim represents you, be assured you will have a strong advocate in your corner who will bring compassion and grit to the table.
Mr. Sheehy's clients appreciate the commitment he brings to their cause. Recently, one client wrote, "Dear Jim: Once again, thank you so much for your help with [my son’s] case. We are incredibly grateful for your expertise, personal care and kindness. We count ourselves lucky to have met you..."
When not advocating for clients, Mr. Sheehy spends time raising children, coaching hockey or baseball, playing ice hockey or golf, and, as an avid musician, playing guitar or piano and writing songs.
1990, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
J.D. 1989, cum laude, University of Minnesota
B.A. 1985, University of Minnesota