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JOHN SHERWOOD

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JOHN SHERWOOD

GENERAL OVERVIEW

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 contract.

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.

Professional Licenses

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.

Professional Associations

Kansas Bar Association; Wichita Bar Association; Christian Legal Society.

Education

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.