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John Patrick Sherry

JP Sherry started his legal career at one of the largest independent law firms in Virginia where he became the youngest partner ever among the firm's then 45+ attorneys. During that time, JP gained all manner of firsthand courtroom experience as lead trial attorney in both state and federal courts throughout DC, MD and VA. His very first jury trial resulted in a verdict of over $600,000 for his client who was defrauded in a Nigerian "4-1-1" scam.  The jury even went so far as to ask the judge if they could award the client additional money in court costs and out-of-pocket expenses. Since then, he has tried dozens of cases before judges and juries in the DC Metropolitan area and even argued before the Virginia Supreme Court.  He also has handled numerous arbitration hearings before the AAA and JAMS. As a result of his accomplishments, JP was selected by the Virginia Business Journal as among its "Legal Elite" civil litigators.  More recently, JP was recognized in Northern Virginia Magazine by his peers as one of the area's Top Lawyers.


Born and raised in Edinburg, Virginia, JP is an alumnus of Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, England and Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.  He  graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in psychology - one which he puts to good use in his law practice.  He received his law degree from The George Washington University where he  graduated with honors. 

​JP's client base ranges from publicly traded companies to small businesses. Proud of his half-Korean heritage, JP works closely with individuals and businesses in the Korean community to provide them with legal representation of the highest caliber.  As a result of his extensive experience inside of the courtroom, clients regularly seek his guidance and expertise on how to stay outside of the courtroom.

Additional Practice Notes
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of Fortune 500 company on all counts of plaintiffs' $1,000,000 claim for alleged consumer protection act violations, breach of contract and negligence.

  • Obtained a $550,000 jury verdict on a homeowner’s insurance claim – the maximum amount of coverage under the policy. On the verdict form, the jury included a handwritten note asking that the judge also award the client all attorney’s fees, in spite of a prior instruction that no such claim was permitted by law.

  • Secured a defense verdict upholding and enforcing a real estate sales contract in the face of undue influence and fraud claims by the seller. The verdict allowed the client to realize an additional $200,000 in the ultimate resale of the property.

  • Prevailed at trial on a motion to strike plaintiff’s entire claim seeking to void her agreement to purchase a client’s business.  As a result, the client was able to keep the business for resale along with the substantial amount that plaintiff had already paid towards the purchase price.

  • Obtained a six figure award in an arbitration hearing on behalf of a construction contractor against homeowners.

  • In a hotly contested boundary line dispute, prevailed at trial on a client’s claim to entitlement of a prime piece of real estate by adverse possession.

  • Obtained a six figure award, plus attorney's fees, in an arbitration hearing against the founder of Monster energy drink.


Bar Admissions
  • Virginia

  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • ​U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

  • U.S. District Court for Maryland

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Maryland and the Eastern District of Virginia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

  • Featured in NOVA Magazine's Top Lawyers 2016

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