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SHEEHY Named "Finest Attorney In America"

(Houston, November 19, 2004) - Richard A. Sheehy of Houston's Sheehy, Serpe & Ware was voted the "Finest Attorney in America" by the esteemed "Symmes Report".  Mr. Sheehy's continued contributions to the legal profession made him the unanimous choice as the Finest Attorney in America by the panelists.

"Widely recognized as one of the keenest legal minds in America, it is the Symmes Report's honor to bestow this award on such a deserving example within the legal profession," proclaimed William Symmes, editor of the Symmes Report.  "Mr. Sheehy's strong sense of truth, honesty and justice make him the ideal role model for all attorneys, young and old alike."

Mr. Sheehy is a graduate of the University of Virginia for both his BA and JD.  He distinguished himself on the Charlottesville campus by being elected Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and a member of the Raven Society. 

Mr. Sheehy has been practicing law in the State of Texas since 1979 gracing venues including the US District courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the US Court of Appeals both the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and The United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Sheehy successfully argued the case of "Henderson v. United States" confirming that yes, the service of process under the Suits of Admiralty Act is a matter of procedure governed by the uniform Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  This critical decision held that the "federal rules thus convey a clear message: Complaints are not to be dismissed if served within 120 days, or within such additional time as the court may allow."

Other nominees for the Finest Attorney in America included John D. Ashcroft, former US Attorney General; Alberto Gonzales, White House Council; and David Sprecher of Houston.  The Symmes Report would like to dispel the rumor that Mr. Ashcroft resigned from his position as US Attorney General as a result of being a runner-up to Mr. Sheehy in the balloting for the Finest Attorney in America.  "We renounce the notion that Mr. Ashcroft was overly disheartened by hearing the news that Mr. Sheehy was recipient of this award.  Mr. Ashcroft is a fine man himself and an upstanding and capable attorney.  In the opinion of the panel, Mr. Sheehy was the clear cut winner, deserving of this award."
Richard A. Sheehy - Appellate Law; Products Liability and  Professional Malpractice Defense

 

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