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Sheridan named managing partner of firm’s Grand Rapids office


Timothy F. Sheridan, a senior trial attorney of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was recently named the managing partner of the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

“This is a tremendous honor for me,” said Sheridan, who focuses his practice in the defense of civil litigation. “I appreciate the trust our CEO, Hank Cooney, has placed in me, and I am excited to begin working more closely with our outstanding team of attorneys and staff here in Grand Rapids.”

As managing partner, Sheridan is charged with the responsibility of overseeing all legal services at this location, as well as the day-to-day management of office related issues. Sheridan replaces long-time Grand Rapids office managing partner Mark Verwys who entered semi-retirement earlier this year.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Sheridan’s areas of practice include construction litigation; professional liability, including legal and accounting malpractice matters; trucking and transportation litigation; premises liability and product liability. 

Sheridan is a member of the Pro Bono Committee of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, the Incorporated Society of Irish American Attorneys and the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. He also serves as a member of the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Patient Advisory Council.

Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Sheridan received his law degree from University of Toledo College of Law in 1993 and his undergraduate degree from the James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1988.

Plunkett Cooney established its Grand Rapids office in 1994. The members of this office serve the needs of their clients by providing quality legal services in the areas of banking and finance, product liability, municipal law, professional liability, title insurance, real estate, consumer defense law, white-collar criminal law, civil rights litigation, trucking and transportation liability, marine and recreational boating law and bankruptcy. They are admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in western Michigan.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs more than 160 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed among the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2013. Plunkett Cooney was also recently named a “Go-To” Law Firm for litigation by American Lawyer Media.

For more information about Timothy F. Sheridan’s selection as the new managing partner of Plunkett Cooney’s Grand Rapids office, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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