Jim Sherwood

We are sorry to report that the seemingly irrepressible Jim Sherwood, PC, has recently succumbed to lung cancer after a valiant year-long fight. He is survived by his loving wife Dr. Shauna A. Vey; two sons and two stepsons (and a number of grandchildren); colleagues at the boutique firm of Schlam Stone & Dolan which he joined in 1993 and where he was a leading white collar defense lawyer; and a host of friends and classmates who can’t think of him without remembering a smile on his face. Jim was one of the legends of the Yale University Precision Marching Band (writing, among other shows, the Invisible Band show). After graduating, Jim taught for two years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then attended Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar, and practiced successfully at two New York firms before joining Schlam Stone. Music was his greatest joy, whether listening, playing his trumpet, or singing in his reedy tenor. He loved theatre as well and in 2013 he married Shauna, a theatre historian and CUNY professor (a second marriage for each). As president of his co-op for almost thirty years, he used a firm hand to maintain a gentle neighborhood. In his last reunion book Jim wrote that “as a criminal defense attorney, each life I rescue is a highlight.” His write-up’s penultimate sentence: “I love my wife, my family and my friends, especially former classmates.” He participated in, contributed to, and vigorously believed in the following groups and causes, to which contributions may be made in his name (contact Steve Calkins for specific addresses): Regis High School, NYC, Class of 1968 Fund; Church of the Ascension Music Program, NYC; Democrats: Jen Metzger, Steve Bullock, Joe Biden, and others.”