John Sheets

John Sheets: Attorney with Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C.
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John’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation and attorney malpractice defense, as well as the representation of developers regarding their real estate transactions. John’s business litigation practice covers a wide-variety of complex contractual disputes involving businesses and their key representatives across a number of industries. John’s commercial cases have also involved issues related to real property, fraudulent transfer and conveyance, shareholder disputes, non-competition agreements, fraud, fiduciary duties and other business torts. John also defends large law firms against claims of legal malpractice and has, on multiple occasions, successfully defended those claims in favor of the law firm. John regularly practices in the federal district and bankruptcy courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and the state circuit courts for Oakland and Wayne County. John has also represented clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his litigation practice, John also helps developers with their real estate projects by assisting them in obtaining financing from banks or private investors, forming and structuring entities tailored to the purpose and goals of each project, and drafting purchase agreements related to the sale of a project. John has also helped pro bono clients get access to justice. He has successfully obtained expungements on behalf of his pro bono clients so that those individuals will no longer be prevented from obtaining gainful employment. He also represented an individual in an action against a police officer involving the alleged illegal seizure of personal property and, after contentious litigation, achieved a settlement in which his client received the value of the property at issue. Prior to joining the firm, John attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. While at Case Western, he served as a judicial extern and clerk for the Honorable Eileen A. Gallagher of the Ohio Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business & Commercial litigation
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Commercial Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
313-965-9725  Phone
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., 2010
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Year of First Admission:
2013, Michigan
Federal Bar Association (E.D. of Michigan chapter).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Detroit, Michigan

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