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I graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1991 with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology. Thereafter, I attended the University of San Diego, School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1995.

I was admitted to the California Bar in 1995 and began practicing law with a focus on civil litigation involving contract disputes, creditor’s rights bankruptcy and employment law. I also represented clients regarding real estate matters, including title disputes, land use and commercial and residential landlord rights.

In 2000, I joined a nationally recognized firm as an associate attorney. My work ethic, dedication to his clients and penchant for understanding the law all contributed to his success at the firm. In 2007, I was named the Managing Attorney. As an associate and managing attorney, I specialized in IRS tax matters, advertising law, Lanham Act issues, franchising law including Franchise Disclosure Document registration, employment law, and commercial real estate including landlord rights and land use. I also was a key member of the general business consulting and strategic planning teams.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    8 years
  4. Tax: 20%
    16 years



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Collins, Ritchie & Ervin, LLP

331 J Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, 95814


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCollins, Ritchie & Ervin, LLP2011 - Present
PresidentRDTC, Inc.2010 - 2011
Executive Vice PresidentRDTC, Inc.2008 - 2010
Managing AttorneyRoni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation2007 - 2008
Assistant Managing AttorneyRoni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation2005 - 2007
Associate AttorneyRoni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation2000 - 2005
OwnerLaw Offices of Shawn Ervin1999 - 2000
AssociateAtwood Haiman & Westerberg1997 - 1999
PartnerErvin and Schroeder1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
California State University, SacramentoPhilosophy, PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Veterans Administration Employee EducationEstate Planning2014