Sherman McFarland


Sherman McFarland is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Sherman has a depth of experience drafting dozens of motions and pleadings, including several motions for summary judgment and briefs. Sherman also has experience handling client contact on several cases. Sherman has represented individuals, small and large businesses, corporations, and public entities in products liability, negligence, general liability, and contract cases.

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
  • Volunteer, the Yolo County Animal Shelter


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of 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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