Daniel Sheehan – Leading lawsuits to expose structural injustice


Daniel Sheehan is president and co-founder of the Romero Institute and the former president and co-founder of the Christic Institute.

Carrying degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Daniel has helped lead more than a dozen lawsuits of historic importance, including three Supreme Court cases. Among the lawsuits Mr. Sheehan has joined are as follows:

  • The Pentagon Papers Case (New York Times Co. v United States)
  • Eisenstadt v. Baird
  • In re Pappas: Branzburg v. Hayes
  • The Watergate Burglary Case (United States v. George Gordon Liddy, et al.)
  • The Wounded Knee Trials
  • Morton v. Mancari
  • The Karen Silkwood Case (Silkwood v. Kerr McGee)
  • The Three-Mile Island Case (PIRC v. Three Mile Island)
  • The American Sanctuary Movement Case (U.S. v. Stacey Lynn Merkt, et al.)
  • The Greensboro Massacre Case (Waller v. Butkovich)
  • The Iran-Contra Affair (Civil) Case (Avirgan v. Hull, et al)

Mr. Sheehan’s legal work has helped expose the structural sources of injustice in the United States and around the world.

Daniel currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA and teaches at the University of California at Santa Cruz. You can view the archive of Daniel Sheehan’s UCSC courses. He is the author of a memoir, The People’s Advocate.