I'm a 39 year old father of one living in the Bellevue area. I married my college sweetheart and she stuck with me through law school. When not in the courtroom, I enjoy the outdoors, often fishing and photographing nature. I'm usually in the courtroom or on the side of a mountain somewhere. Check out some of my photography at www.shawnmccully.com
I vary my practice between criminal defense and personal injury, believing that they mutually benefit each other. One of my passions is trial work and being in a courtroom. This is one of the reasons I love criminal defense work as it keeps me in the courtroom and out of an office. Court and trial experience makes me a better personal injury lawyer. I have found that many civil lawyers are "scared" of the courtroom and often you can get a better outcome on your civil case by pushing it toward a courtroom.
i have worked as a private and public defense attorney during my career. While I started my career and love representing private clients, public defense has been a very satisfying part of my career. Helping those that are indigent and giving them a lawyer experience they would normally have to pay thousands of dollars for is particularly rewarding. I'm a firm believer that some of the best lawyers I know are public defense lawyers. You are able to gain valuable trial experience making you an effective advocate for private clients.
I have handled nearly every type of criminal charge out there from Attempted Murder, sex crimes, Vehicular Homicide/Assault, VUCSA, Domestic Violence, DUI/Physical Control, and misdemeanor law. I have extensive experience in the court helping me wade my clients through the system in the most beneficial way for them.
I started my career in personal injury and have maintained a case load during my career. I find it challenging work helping those that have been injured at the hand of another in a negligent manner. My court experience gives me a leg up on the competition when it comes to personal injury. Often, taking a case to the steps of the courthouse gets my clients the best results and covers the true cost of their injuries and loss.
If you are in the need, please contact me about your case. if you trust me to advocate on your behalf, I'll promise to do the best I can to protect you and your interests. Thanks!
Licensed since 2002
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (25-39%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
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I endorse this lawyer. Shawn and I have worked together as co-counsel on a handful of cases. I'm always thankful to be working with Shawn rather than against him! Shawn spends a lot of time in Court and regularly takes cases to trial. He knows how to talk to jurors, is familiar with the Judges and their staff, and his trial experience shows in his results. I have and will continue to regularly refer work to Shawn because I know he cares for his clients and that he will get good results for them.
Autumn Palumbo Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known Shawn for many years on a professional level and have seen first hand his skill and ability to handle cases quickly and with good results. Although Shawn is an excellent negotiator in resolving most matters before trial, I also know that he is an outstanding trial attorney who is not afraid to fight for clients in trial. Shawn has the years of experience you need in this system to know your case, you prosecutor and your court and combine all of that knowledge into the best results for clients.
John Price Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Seattle Magazine||2015|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Seattle Magazine||2014|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Associaton||2013|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2013|
|Rick Severtson Award, Outstanding Effort/Membership||WSB||2010|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|President's Honor Roll||Washington State University||1998|
|Student Of The Year||Natural Resources - WSU||1998|
|President's Honor Roll||Washington State University||1997|
|President's Honor Roll||Washington State University||1996|
|President's Honor Roll||Washington State University||1995|
|Owner/Attorney||McCully & Gardner, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Owner/Attorney||Valley Defenders, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Owner||McCully Law Group, PLLC||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||Jacobson Law Group||2003 - 2012|
|Attorney||Phillips & Webster, PLLC||2001 - 2003|
|Intern||Creason, Moore & Dokken, PLLC||2000 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Citizens For Judicial Excellence||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|WSB||President||2011 - 2014|
|Washington Department Fish & Wildlife||GMAC Member||2011 - Present|
|Citizens For Judicial Excellence||Member||2010 - Present|
|WSB||Vice President||2009 - 2011|
|WSB||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - 2005|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|WSB||WAC Coalition Update||2012|
|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Washington State University||Wildlife Biology||Bachelors in Science - Cum Laude||1998|
|WSB Rendezvous||WA Wolf Plan, Implementation, Legal Update||2012|
|WSB Rendezvous||Washington Wolf Plan Draft EIS, What You Need To Know||2011|