Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard-trained Constitutional and public interest lawyer. Over the last forty-five years his work as an attorney, speaker, and educator has helped to expose the structural sources of injustice in the United States and abroad, protect the fundamental and inalienable rights of the world’s citizens, and elucidate an inspiring and compelling vision for the direction of thehuman family. Daniel’s dedication to his vision and work has put him at the center of some of the most important legal cases and social movements of our lifetimes. After meeting Sara Nelson during their work on the Silkwood Case, they started the Christic Institute, which would go on to uncover the Iran-Contra Affair.
Today, Daniel Sheehan is general counsel of the Romero Institute, where his current focus is the Lakota People’s Law Project. The Lakota People’s Law Project seeks to end the epidemic of child seizures of Native American Lakota children in South Dakota, and stop the state practice of placing the vast majority of these Lakota children in non-Native families, in violation of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.
In addition, he recently published a memoir, The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal Hitory of America’s Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer, and is finishing work for a book on the most up-to-date theories of the John F. Kennedy assassination.