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Shahab Shawn Shaffie

Shahab Shawn Shaffie

also known as Shawn Shaffie

Practice areas:

Litigation, Entertainment

About Me

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

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Entertainment: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    Shawn Shaffie is a zealous advocate for his clients and works tirelessly on their behalves. His attention to detail is superb, and he is a highly skilled litigator.


    Shaudy Shaffie
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Diana Carmen Hamlin

    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.


    Diana Hamlin
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Miller LLP

515 N Flower
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star - Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2015
Rising Star - Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMiller LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Nigel Burns2010 - 2011
Law ClerkThe Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies2006 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section - Inn of the CourtMember2015 - Present
Iranian American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
John Hopkins University, Young AlumniCommittee Board Member & Outreach ChairN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Daily JournalDiligence Curbs Conflict In Law Firm Mergers2015
Daily JournalDos, Don'ts For Lawyers On Social Media2015
Daily JournalEthical Pitfalls For Lawyers On LinkedIn2015

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
London School of Economics and Political SciencePolitical SociologyMS - Master of Science2004
Johns Hopkins UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Daily Journal Video Interview, Published on WebsiteDos, Don'ts For Lawyers On Social Media2015