On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, the State of New Hampshire Supreme Court accepted the resignation of attorney William C. Sheridan.
The case is entitled “In the matter of William C. Sheridan, Esq.” with case no. LD-2023-0008.
On October 15, 2022, the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) suggested that Attorney Sheridan’s license be suspended for not working diligently for his client and not updating his client on the matter’s status.
Attorney Sheridan was accused of misconduct for failing to diligently represent his client, Mr. Sykes, leading to a significant delay and lack of communication about the case’s status. The committee approved the Hearing Panel’s findings and recommended a six-month suspension for Sheridan, with conditions for his readmission, including providing medical records to demonstrate his fitness to practice law and ongoing monitoring of his law practice to ensure compliance with duties of diligence and communication to clients.
The report states:
“The Committee concludes that the appropriate discipline in this matter, after weighing aggravating and mitigating factors, is a six-month suspension. The Committee recommends that Mr. Sheridan’s readmission be conditioned upon the demonstration (through medical records) that he is medically fit to practice law and ongoing monitoring of his law practice to ensure that he satisfies the duties of diligence and communication to his clients. The Committee also recommends that Mr. Sheridan be ordered to reimburse the Professional Conduct Committee for all costs associated with the investigation and prosecution of this matter.”
In relation to this, on May 18, 2023, Attorney William C. Sheridan submitted a request to resign from the bar. Alongside this request, the PCC recommended that his resignation be accepted. To support their recommendation, the PCC provided an affidavit from Attorney Sheridan, satisfying the requirements of Rule 37(11). Additionally, the PCC advised that Attorney Sheridan should be responsible for covering the costs incurred during the investigation and prosecution of this matter, in accordance with the agreement he had signed.
After reviewing the affidavit of Attorney Sheridan and the recommendation of the PCC, the Court accepted Sheridan’s resignation.
The Disposition states:
“The court has reviewed the affidavit of Attorney Sheridan and the recommendation of the PCC. In accordance with Rule 37(11), Attorney Sheridan’s resignation from the bar is accepted. Attorney Sheridan shall reimburse the Attorney Discipline Office for the costs incurred by the attorney discipline system in the investigation and prosecution Of this matter.”
Before his resignation, Mr. Sheridan practiced in Londonderry, New Hampshire where he maintains The Law Offices of William Sheridan. He attended the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, graduating in 1981. He has been licensed in New Hampshire.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.