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John Shoreman

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John Shoreman has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and most importantly: he understands what it takes to win. He is experienced in a commonly forgotten art form in law, the art of avoiding litigation–and its high expense–with experienced consultation and contract formation for business owners. From arbitration reversals and awards, to international and domestic business transactions (e.g., letters of credit), to contract disputes with multi-national corporations, Mr. Shoreman has consistently been on the winning side of landmark cases.

Mr. Shoreman argued successfully in a seminal antitrust case in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Lewis v. Phillip Morris, establishing the continued viability of the Robinson-Patman Act in price discount discrimination. His appellate experience includes the successful appeal and reversal of an arbitration appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, vacating an arbitrator’s dismissal of an employee’s claim. See Patten v. Signator Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mr. Shoreman’s legal experience also extends to the doctrine of sovereign immunity, an especially important legal skill in this age of global commerce. See Kirkham vs. Air France, a landmark case that allowed a U.S. citizen to sue a sovereign nation for damages, and Nyambal vs. International Monetary Fund, which involved suing an international financial institution.

His trial experience includes jury cases involving antitrust claims in the fields of retail pricing, transportation brokerage, newspaper distribution, internet competition in the real estate industry, and civil and commercial litigation. These experiences have led to creative victories in cases that ostensibly seemed insurmountable.

When asked what trait has been most responsible for his success, given his knowledge and experience, John answered: “I will always fight a case to its legal death; I am prepared to take my client’s case through the entire appeals process.”


  • Syracuse University, College of Law, J.D. - 1985

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • New York Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

State Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia


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