Shawn Shaffie’s practice involves all aspects of litigation with a focus on professional liability involving lawyers, accountants, and other professionals. He has successfully defended multi-million dollar lawsuits and litigated a variety of cases dealing with insurance issues, franchise law, trade secrets, tax planning and preparation, personal injury, business and contractual disputes, and real estate.
He also handles matters relating to entertainment and intellectual property, and is involved in the representation of talent in all phases of deal making, including contracts and negotiations, copyright and trademarks, litigation, and licensing and royalty issues.
Residing in Santa Monica, Shawn's personal passion is music. He is also an avid supporter of Teach For America, where he was formerly a representative/recruiter.
Languages Spoken: Farsi
Licensed since 2009
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Mr. Shaffie is an outstanding and dedicated attorney who consistently works hard to ensure that the best result is attained for each and every client. His wealth of knowledge in entertainment litigation derives not only from his strong professional background in the field, but also his undeniable passion for music and his desire to ensure that artist rights are fully protected. Mr. Shaffie's strong advocacy skills and professional achievements have even led to him being named a "Super Lawyer - Rising Star" in the legal community. Any band or musician would truly be lucky to have someone like Mr. Shaffie advocating on their behalf.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star - Southern California||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star - Southern California||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Miller LLP||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Nigel Burns||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies||2006 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section - Inn of the Court||Member||2015 - Present|
|Iranian American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|John Hopkins University, Young Alumni||Committee Board Member & Outreach Chair||N/A|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||Political Sociology||MS - Master of Science||2004|
|Johns Hopkins University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|