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Joseph Allen Sherman

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.

Background

  • Sherman, Joseph Allen was born on September 18, 1929 in St. Joseph. Son of Joseph Allen and Faye Louise (Anthony) Sherman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri-Kansas City, 1955.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • 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.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jane Phipps, July 2, 1949. Children: Joseph Allen, David Phipps, Mark Eden, John William.
    • father: Joseph Allen Sherman
    • mother: Faye Louise (Anthony) Sherman
    • spouse: Mary Jane Phipps
    • children: Joseph Allen Sherman
    • David Phipps Sherman
    • Mark Eden Sherman
    • John William Sherman
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    Born September 18, 1929
    Nationality

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