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Mr. Robert Sheahen

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Attorney At Law

Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
Robert Sheahen
9025 Wilshire Boulevard Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, California 90211
United States

Company Description: Robert Sheahen is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. He has practiced throughout Southern California for more than thirty years.
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law

Education

  • juris doctor degree
    Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • the Ohio State University
19 Total References
Web References
Robert Sheahen - Attorney at Law - Biography - Veteran Criminal Lawyer -- Federal and State
www.robertsheahen.com, 25 Jan 2014 [cached]
Robert Sheahen, Esquire Attorney at Law 9025 Wilshire Boulevard Penthouse Suite Beverly Hills, California 90211 Office (310) 553-1275 Cell (818) 292-1984
Born in Cleveland, Robert Sheahen attended the University of Notre Dame, the Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. After receiving his juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve in 1969, Mr. Sheahen went on to the study of advanced criminal law at the University of Southern California.
On the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Mr. Sheahen placed above the 98th percentile with a legal aptitude score of 689. His writing ability score of 74 at the time was above the 99th percentile. He received a full academic scholarship to study law.
While at Case Western Reserve, Mr. Sheahen was named a Member of the Law Review and he published an analysis of current developments in the juvenile justice system. He was elected President of the Student Bar Association by a margin of 70 - 30. As SBA president, Mr. Sheahen helped to create the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law -- which now has been a thriving legal journal for more than forty years. In 1969, a joint faculty-student vote named him the Outstanding Senior of his graduating class.
In 1970, Mr. Sheahen moved to Los Angeles and joined the Law Offices of Barry Tarlow as a federal appellate specialist.
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In 1973, Mr. Sheahen helped Mr. Tarlow publish a major work on search warrants which became the paradigm research source for practitioners for at least two decades.
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In 1974, Mr. Sheahen opened his own office in Century City for the practice of criminal law and he began an extraordinary run of victories in homicide cases, most notably the Calhoun, Choi and Kefurt cases from the late 1970s. The Kefurt case was an astonishing achievement -- a complete dismissal of all charges for a young man who had faced the death penalty for the double murder of his mother and father.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Sheahen successfully represented hundreds of defendants and he established himself at the highest tier of criminal trial lawyers in Los Angeles. In 1982, he defended the woman accused of the murder of John Belushi . In 1984, he won a hung jury for a Korean murder defendant in a 92-day jury trial in Norwalk. In 1987, he managed to get all charges dropped in the arson case of the man accused of burning down the Los Angeles county library .
In 1991, Mr. Sheahen represented R & B icon Rick James -- accused of torturing a young woman with a crack pipe.
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In more recent years, Mr. Sheahen has represented a number of persons and corporations charged with white collar crime. These cases generally involve discretion and very limited publicity. In addition, Mr. Sheahen continues to represent federal and state drug and homicide defendants on a selective basis.
From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Sheahen represented an attorney charged with filicide and won a dismissal of the murder charge in 2010.
Mr. Sheahen and his family live in Sherman Oaks, California. Mr. Sheahen plays ice hockey at least twice a week and has played for the Wolves for the past 35 years. He devotes many hours to helping those afflicted with drug and alcohol addictions.
Robert Sheahen - Attorney at Law - Library Fire
www.robertsheahen.com, 1 April 2009 [cached]
Robert Sheahen Los Angeles, Calif.: April 1. 2009.
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Robert Sheahen
Robert Sheahen - Attorney at Law - Veteran Criminal Lawyer -- Federal and State
www.robertsheahen.com, 18 Feb 2011 [cached]
Robert Sheahen, Esquire Attorney at Law 9025 Wilshire Boulevard Penthouse Suite Beverly Hills, California 90211 Office (310) 553-1275 Cell (818) 292-1984
Robert Sheahen is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. He has practiced throughout Southern California for more than thirty-five years and enjoys a sterling reputation among judges, prosecutors and other members of the Bar. From misdemeanors to mayhem to murder, Mr. Sheahen has a remarkable record of success in both state and federal courts in California.
The courts speak of Mr. Sheahen in glowing terms. In People v. Panah , 35 Cal.4th 395, 420 (2005), the Supreme Court of California stated Mr. Sheahen is "a veteran criminal lawyer with death penalty experience. In People v. Park, 13 Cal.Rptr.2d 572, 574 n.1 (1992), the California Court of Appeal lauded Mr. Sheahen as "an experienced criminal litigator."
Throughout his career, Mr. Sheahen has been featured on national and local news on many occasions and he has been interviewed on CNN. The Los Angeles Times has reported on his work on any number of important cases. He is the senior advisor to many young criminal defense lawyers in Southern California.
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A Member of the Bar since 2009, Kelly has sat second chair to Mr. Sheahen on major cases -- including a murder case which was dismissed in 2010.
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Mr. Sheahen provides painstaking personal attention to each client. He has represented many celebrities -- from Jon Voight to Rick James to Hells Angel legend George Christie. Just as important, if not more so, Mr. Sheahen has helped countless young people both to stay out of jail and to turn their lives around from alcohol and drug addiction.
Due to the in-depth personal service provided in each case, Mr. Sheahen is able to take on a very limited number of cases at any given time. He does not accept every case -- regardless of the offered fee. He will take only those clients who are fully cooperative and who share his dedication to achieving the best possible result.
If you wish to contact Mr. Sheahen, you may email him at RobertSheahen email link and he will respond to any inquiries. You may also call the office at (310) 553-1275 or you may reach Mr. Sheahen directly on his cell phone at (818) 292-1984.
Robert Sheahen - Attorney at Law - Library Fire
www.robertsheahen.com, 3 Mar 1987 [cached]
Peak's attorney, Robert Sheahen, acknowledged that his client had told acquaintances and investigators that he had set the $22-million blaze, but did so only because he "has a different sense of humor."
Comparing Peak to the type of person who is arrested at airports for making quips about bombs, Sheahen said, "He likes to joke . . . he made a few jokes he shouldn't have."
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"He's so happy to be out after four days of terror and misery," Sheahen continued.
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But according to Sheahen, it was "physically impossible" for Peak to have set the late morning fire because his time that day was accounted for.
"I have never heard of anything ...
ktla.com, 6 Nov 2013 [cached]
"I have never heard of anything like this in my 40 years of law," said Robert Sheahen, a veteran Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.
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