Sherman McFarland


Sherman McFarland is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Sherman worked as a Legal Fellow for the Los Angeles City Attorney, where he assisted Deputy City Attorneys with unfair competition cases brought under section 17200 of the California Business and Professions Code, and performed extensive research on AB 5. Sherman graduated from Gettysburg College in 2015 with a dual degree in Political Science and Public Policy, summa cum laude, during which time he played drums in the college jazz ensemble. In 2020, Sherman graduated from the UC-Davis School of Law, where he served as Co-Chair of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and as a Senior Articles Editor for the Environmental Law Journal. While in law school, Sherman had internships with the Sacramento County District Attorney, PETA, and State Senator Bill Dodd.

Sherman also works as a volunteer for the Humane Society of the United States.


Author, “Standing For Animals: A Review Of Ninth Circuit, D.C. Circuit, and Supreme Court Case Law, Developments In Habeas Corpus, And The Implications For Animal Attorneys,” New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law, Laws and Paws Newsletter Volume 7 Number 1, Winter 2019

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Volunteer, the Humane Society of the United States


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




UC-Davis School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2020

  • Co-Chair, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Senior Articles Editor, the Environmental Law Journal

Gettysburg College

Political Science; Public Policy, summa cum laude, 2015

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