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Patricia Elvira O'Dowda Martin Sheridan Edit Profile

Patricia Elvira O'Dowda Martin Sheridan, American lawyer, educator. Certified teacher; bar: Illinois 1982, United States District Court 1982. Recipient Alumni Association Achievement award, Outstanding Woman Student Leader award, 1981, Corpus Juris Secundum award Northern Illinois University, 1982; Leslie A. Holmes scholar, 1981-1982.

Background

Sheridan, Patricia Elvira O'Dowda Martin was born on September 18, 1939 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harold Arpin and Elvira Eba Ada (Anderson) Martin.

Education

Student, University Illinois, Chicago, 1957—1959. Bachelor cum laude, Elmhurst (Illinois) College, 1961. Postgraduate, Lewis University College Law, 1978—1979.

Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Northern Illinois University, 1982.

Career

Teacher elementary school, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1961—1964, Glen Ellyn, 1964—1966. Coordinator arts and crafts Elmhurst Park District, 1963. Associate Stephen D. Helm, Naperville, Illinois, 1982—1984.

Sole practice Glen Ellyn, since 1984. Casenotes and comments editor Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1981.

Membership

Co-director Valley View Arboretum Civic Association, Glen Ellyn, 1975—1976. Recording secretary Glen Ellyn Republican Women's Club, 1976—1977. Chairman Committee for Round Meadow Park, Glen Ellyn, 1976—1977.

Co-chairman land and water committee Valley View Arboretum Civic Association, Glen Ellyn, 1976—1978. Member of League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, American Bar Association, Chicago Council Foreign Relations, Naperville Heritage Society, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Tau Epsilon Rho.

Connections

Married Robert Bliss Sheridan, March 28, 1964. Children: Jeffrey Bliss, Susanne Elvira O'Dowda, Barbara Jean Arpin.