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Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney, Professor of Constitutional Law


Robert Sheridan is a California attorney practicing in San Francisco, California.

He is a 1966 graduate of New York University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1967.

Upon admission to the bar, Mr. Sheridan served as a prosecuting attorney for seven years, five of them in San Francisco, where he tried many felony jury cases, including rape and murder. One murder trial involved the testimony of many experts such as psychiatrists and toxicologists on issues of insanity and diminished capacity over a period of three months.

Mr. Sheridan was the was head of the Rape and Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit of the San Francisco District Attorneys Office for two years.

Since 1974, Mr. Sheridan has been in private practice specializing in criminal defense, which has included such notable cases as the Golden Dragon Chinatown Massacre, a number of cases involving children's (and adults') false claims of sexual molestation, and Foxglove, the poison-murder case that lacked two things: poison and murder.

Mr. Sheridan has written articles for professional publications calling attention to human errors that cause and perpetuate false accusations in such cases. See the lower left margin of this blog.

During the academic years 2002, 2003, and 2004, Mr. Sheridan taught the year-long course in U.S. Constitutional Law at San Francisco Law School. He taught First Amendment Law and Advanced Constitutional Law during the Summer session of 2006, 2007.

The Student Bar Association of SFLS voted him "Professor of the Year" in 2005.

His private practice emphasizes criminal and general law in the San Francisco Bay Area, including serious personal injuries.



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