Mr. Sherwood has Over 25
years in general practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Served
as municipal judge for 20 years, and as prosecuting attorney and county
counselor for 4 years. In-house counsel for Sherwood Construction for sixteen
years. Practice is approximately divided as follows: construction law (50%),
corporate (15%), negligence (10%), personnel and workers' compensation (10%),
environmental (10%), and other (5%). Has represented residential owners in the
past. Most recently, acted as a mediator/arbitrator in a case between a
residential homeowner and a developer/contractor who had constructed his home.
His current work history is Corporate Counsel, Sherwood Construction Co., Inc.,
1990-present; Partner, Gray & Sherwood PA, 1969-90; Municipal Judge, City of
Oswego, Kansas, 1969-90; Assistant County Attorney, Labette County, Kansas,
1965-69; City Attorney, City of Chetopa, Kansas, 1968-70
Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience
ADR participant as an
arbitrator, claimant, and respondent in arbitration proceedings for 12 years.
Mediator, both as participant and mediator for 8 years. Extensive experience
mediating consumer law problems in Small Claims Court in Sedgwick County for the
last eight years. As a representative of Sherwood Construction Co., Inc., has
handled 3 arbitrations ranging from $75,000 up to $1.8 million. As an
arbitrator, has handled 10 construction cases involving claims of $30,000 to
$250,000. Has been a sole arbitrator on an international claim based on a sales
Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
Dealing with Delay Tactics
in Arbitration, 12/06; ACE003 Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure, 11/05; ACE001
Arbitration Awards; Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, Kansas City, 1/04;
AAA Arbitrator Update 2001; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator II Training,
Kansas City, 3/01; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, Dallas, 6/97;
Wichita Neighborhood justice Center, Mediation Training; Wichita Bar
Association, Alternative Disputes Resolution; various other ADR training.
Admitted to the Bar: Kansas,
1965; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1965; U. S. Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit, 1970; U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2000.
Kansas Bar Association;
Wichita Bar Association; Christian Legal Society.
Kansas State University (BS,
Business Administration-1962); Washburn University (JD-1965).
Publications and Speaking Engagements Co-author, "Alternative Dispute Resolution," chapter, KANSAS CONSTRUCTION LAW HANDBOOK, Kansas Bar Association, May 2000.