William Sheehan is an attorney in the Albany office of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP.

Mr. Sheehan’s focuses his practice in the public sector labor field, including contract negotiations, interest arbitration proceedings, disciplinary and contract grievances, PERB proceedings and litigation in state and federal courts. His litigation experience includes bench and jury trials on matters involving discrimination, civil rights and the application of civil service law.

He has argued appeals at every level of the state court system, including the Court of Appeals. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Sheehan has sought to advance the rights and interests of his public employee clients through creative and aggressive litigation and appellate advocacy on issues such as due process of law, tenure rights, civil rights, the civil service merit system and other areas of administrative and constitutional law. 

Mr. Sheehan has been lead union counsel in several interest arbitration proceedings against the State of New York, including the first-ever such case, in 1996. Most recently, Mr. Sheehan was the lead attorney for NYSCOPBA (the union representing New York State Correction Officers) during its contract negotiations with New York State, which culminated in an interest arbitration award issued in March of 2006.

Albany Law School, J.D.

Professional Associations
  • Albany County Bar Assocation
  • New York State Bar Assocation
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