ROGER D. SHERRARD
Roger D. Sherrard, retired prinicipal of Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano & Lind, has 35 years of legal experience ranging from being a prosecutor, to a senior partner of a thriving law practice.
Roger's emphasis was on estate planning & estate settlement, real estate matters, trusts and will writing, and business consulting. He is admitted to practice in Washington and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Roger also has eighteen years experience in international and constitutional law and judicial training. These efforts began through a group that Roger helped to found - Advocates International - a non-governmental organization that supports rule-of-law projects in post-communist and developing countries.
Roger has led projects in Albania that instituted training for judges, which also linked them to judges in the United States in order to gain an understanding of how the rule of law contributed to U.S. economic development. Developing and implementing these projects included more than thirty trips to Albania.
For his service, Albanian President Moisiu awarded Mr. Sherrard the "Medal for Special Civil Merits" in 2004 for notable and tireless efforts in assisting the Albanian Judiciary and bringing it closer to internationally recognized rule of law standards. Roger is currently the Chair/Balkan Director for Advocates International.
Roger is also an Army Veteran, and a West Point graduate.
His military service includes being a graduate Airborne and Ranger School, an Armor Platoon Leader and Company Commander in Germany, and Aide de Camp in Italy, and an Infantry Company Commander in Vietnam. Roger has been awarded the Bronze Star for valor and other decorations for his military service.
Professional Memberships and Activities
AV-Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubble
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Kitsap County Bar Association
Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce
Advocates International, Founding Board Chair, Balkans Director/Board Member
Washington Family Council, Board Chair and Director
Poulsbo Lions Club, Member and Past President
Christ Memorial Church, Poulsbo, Elder and Member
Poulsbo Youth Soccer Coach
North Kitsap Peewee Football Coach
J.D., with distinction, Seattle University School of Law, Law Review, 1975
Bachelor of Science and Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1966