Hon. Thomas J. Sheeran is Town Justice in the Western New York community of Lewiston. Judge Sheeran is a native of Katonah in the Town of Bedford. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ithaca College, a Master’s degree from Niagara University and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Elected Town Justice in 1992, Judge Sheeran has been re-elected every four years and is currently in his seventh term (as of 2023).
A long time member of the Faculty of Education at Niagara University, Judge Sheeran is the author of dozens of articles, books and monographs, and has presented papers and workshops across the U.S., Canada, and overseas. He is a member or fellow of many professional education and judicial societies and has served in various capacities in the Niagara County Magistrate’s Association.
Judge Sheeran has served as a member of the senior faculty for the New York State Judicial Institute’s Continuing Education program for Town and Village Justices presenting programs in various venues across the State. Judge Sheeran was first appointed by Judge Ann Pfau to the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics in 2008 and reappointed by Judge Lawrence Marks in 2020.