After attending U.C. Santa Cruz for two years, Shawn transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with minors in philosophy, sociology, and psychology. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1993. Shawn is licensed to practice in all California state courts, as well as in the federal courts for the northern and central California districts.
Shawn initially worked as a consumer trial lawyer representing clients in various personal injury actions before he commenced a nearly 25-year career centered primarily on the defense of major transportation carriers and their insurers in actions arising from catastrophic and/or fatal accidents. He is a seasoned trial attorney who has served as lead counsel in more than a dozen jury trials, who has participated in hundreds of settlement conferences, arbitrations and mediations, and who is now using his considerable experience and expertise to aid in the prosecution of civil actions on behalf of VLG’s clients.
Shawn lives in the San Fernando Valley where he cares for his mother and the dog which they rescued from a Los Angeles Animal Shelter. He is an avid movie fan and enjoys gardening on his downtime.
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