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Ann Shirley Sheeley is a well known name among lawyers and clients. She has extensive knowledge in the legal field having served as Associate Attorney and Managing Attorney in several law firms in the past. These associations have helped her immensely as she could handle the legal cases on her own and gathered hands-on training related to issues like Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury Law, and Criminal cases, and so on.

The experience gathered at the places that she has served in varying capacity proved to be her greatest strength in dealing with legalities at a later stage and till date. She founded the much acclaimed Sheeley Law LLC, a law firm located in Rhode Island. Branches of this law firm also operate in other locations like North Providence, Newport, Warwick, and Pawtucket Rhode Island. The firm has been operating for the last 25 years and more under the guidance and tutelage of Ann S Sheeley.

Over the years and time and again, Ann Shirley Sheeley has proved to the world that she is one of the best attorneys to have mastered the arena of litigation. As regarding her educational background is concerned, she completed her B.A in English and Political Science from University of Albany between 1979 and 1983. Thereafter, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law in the year 1987.


As mentioned above, it was due to her association with a number of well known names in the field of law in the Rhode Island area that acted as a springboard for her and her career. It was these opportunities that shaped and molded her career in the law field. Although, she studies in the United States, she also spent some time in United Kingdom (London) when she served as an intern while working with British Member of Parliament David Penhaligon. Here she gathered extensive knowledge in research, constituency work, and in the preparation of budgets that were presented before the House of Commons. Also, when she was in London, often she participated in Moot court competitions where she won while she was studying. She was awarded the Best Oralist Award.

She worked for law offices of J.Ronald Fishbein where she was entrusted with the responsibility of handling lawsuits related to personal injury laws, family law cases, contracts, and a wide array of civil suits. She stayed with this firm for a period of 2 years after which she joined law offices of Robert T Karns, which is located in Providence and Middletown in Rhode Island. Here she worked for a period of 8 years and she gathered invaluable knowledge in dealing with pleadings, motion and trial cases, and civil proceedings.

Memberships -Ann S Sheeley

Over the years Ann Shirley Sheeley has been a member of many bodies at different points of time. These are as follows-

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Woman (Member 2010-2013)
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member 2010-2013)
  • Newport Chamber of Commerce (2010-2013), to name just a few.