Lawyer James (“Jim”) Sheehy brings 27 years of experience to his strong advocacy for the injured. Jim exclusively helps victims of personal injury and families in cases involving wrongful death.
Jim’s 27 year career has been marked with excellence. After graduating from the University of Minnesota School with honors, Jim clerked of the Minnesota Supreme Court for Justice John E. Simonett, one the greatest legal minds in state history. Jim’s peers recognize him as one of the top trial lawyers in the Twin Cities, for both legal ability and high ethical standards. Jim’s preeminent reputation was earned over many years of hard work in the trenches—in courts, in trials, and through advocacy.
If you hire Jim, you will find him pleasant, smart, and thorough. He will be there to guide you through the maze of your personal injury case. He will advocate for you and take the steps needed to protect your rights and get the best result possible.
Jim’s clients appreciate the commitment he brings to their cause. One client wrote, “Dear Jim: Once again, thank you so much for your help with [my son’s] case. We are incredibly grateful for your expertise, personal care and kindness. We count ourselves lucky to have met you . . .” Another client wrote, “Thank you and your team for working on my case. Everyone in your firm was kind and thoughtful during a difficult time.”
Jim is an author of the Minnesota Trial Handbook for Minnesota Lawyer, co-authored by Ron Meshbesher, the firm’s founder.
Outside of the work, Jim keeps busy raising his children. He coaches hockey and baseball in St. Louis Park. Jim plays ice hockey and golf, and enjoys fishing trips in northern Minnesota. Jim is an avid musician and plays guitar, piano, bass, and writes songs.
United States District Court, District of Minnesota
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
J.D. 1989, cum laude, University of Minnesota
B.A. 1985, University of Minnesota
James’s Notable Cases
Kuttner v. Hutchinson - 3-year-old Dies During Routine Tonsillectomy
Olson v. Christian Builders - Motorcyclist Killed By Non-secured Debris
Doctor Misdiagnoses Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Boy Sustains Permanent Injury
11-year-old Sustains Brain Injury Due to Drowning in Commercial Pool
MN Man Paralyzed in Semi-truck Collision, Settlement Makes Long-term Care Possible
Stellmach v. Ryder School Bus Co. - School Bus Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown Saint Paul
Anoka Maintenance Worker Seriously Injured When Acid Tank Valve Malfunctions
Foust v. Holland - Minivan Hit by Semi-truck at Broken Stoplight
Cass County Drunk Driver Accident
Owatonna Construction Accident
Koehler v. Abbott Northwestern Hospital - Suicidal Woman Left Unattended in Locked Psychiatric Ward
Forde v. Geo M. Martin Company - Box Stacking Machine Malfunctions, Causing Traumatic Brain Injury
Horse Collides with Mother's Car and Kills Her
Truck Driver Injured by Negligent Crane Operator
James’ Honors and Awards