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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.


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.