Attorney at Law
Board member of Brain Association of America
Ira Sherman Attorney at Law
Ira Sherman has been a trial lawyer since 1974. He began his career in the Dept. of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Civil Rights. He litigated numerous class action civil rights enforcement cases seeking compliance with the obligation of federal contractors not to discriminate and to take affirmative action.
Mr. Sherman began his career as a trial lawyer in private practice at the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., in Washington, D.C., in 1980. He has been the Managing Partner since 2005. He has represented thousands of individuals injured as a result of the carelessness of others. He has focused his energies on the representation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. He is a founding member of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. (BIADC), and currently serves as Vice President of BIADC. He assisted in the drafting The Youth Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011 – a District of Columbia law that protects youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion from reentering play unless cleared by a healthcare provider.
Mr. Sherman has represented numerous children that suffered brain injury at birth as well as individuals that suffered profound brain injury as a result of the use of cyanoacrylate (the chemical equivalent of Superglue®) as an embolization device in the brain.
In December 2012, Mr. Sherman was elected to the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). In January 2014, he was elected to a 2-year term as Treasurer of the BIAA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Among Mr. Sherman’s current cases, he is one of the counsel of record in Green, et al. v. Cosby, a case that seeks compensation for injuries to the reputation of 7 Plaintiffs, sustained as a result of the alleged defamatory comments by Defendant Cosby and/or his agents.
SUNDAY MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION (Point / Counterpoint) “Concussions Are Real! Should Parents Take Their Kids Out of Contact Sports?”
Breakout Session – Private Consults with Faculty