Party affiliation: Republican
Joseph Allen Sherman, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1956, United States District Court (western district) Missouri 1961, United States Court Appeals (8th and 5th circuits) 1975, United States Superior Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1978. Recipient Gavel award, Defense Research Institute, 1984.
Claims attorney Western Casualty & Surety Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1955—1956. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Francisco, 1956—1957. Home office representative Prudential Insurance Company, Kansas City, 1957—1959.
Associate Deacy & Deacy, 1959, partner, 1967, Jackson, Barker & Sherman, Kansas City, 1967—1969, Jackson & Sherman, Kansas City, 1969—1983, Sherman Wickens Lysaught, Professional Corporation, Kansas City, 1983—1991. President Sherman, Wickens & Lysaught, Professional Corporation, 1989—1991, Sherman, Taff & Bangert, Professional Corporation, 1991—1993. Of counsel Sherman, Taft & Bangert, Professional Corporation, since 1993.
Lecturer continuing legal education. Member Board Education Elementary School District 49, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1963—1969, president, 1967—1968. Member Board Education Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512, 1969—1970, City Plan Commission, Weatherby Lake, Missouri, 1973—1991.
Fellow: Society Barristers, International Academy Trial Lawyers. Member: Kansas City Metro. Bar Association (president 1976-1977), Western Missouri Organization Defense Lawyers 1973-1974, Defense Research Institute 1982, (chairman board 1983, honorary chairman board 1984), International Association Defense Counsel, Kans City Club.