Thomas Sheehan

Thomas J. Sheehan, J.D., M.S.

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Thomas Sheehan is a Partner in the Litigation Group of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mr. Sheehan’s practice focuses on products liability and health effects litigation, with a primary emphasis on the defense of pharmaceuticals and biologic products. With a special expertise in epidemiology, Mr. Sheehan has broad experience in challenging expert witness testimony in federal and state courts. He has a Master of Science degree in epidemiology. He has represented pharmaceutical manufacturers in the defense of cases involving PPA, anti-depressants, anti-diabetics, and vaccines.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Public Health, M.S. (epidemiology)
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1995

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research