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I am a business lawyer whose practice is limited strictly to transactional work.  What does that mean?  It means I am not a litigator and that I work hard to keep my clients out of court by avoiding problems before they happen.  When litigation becomes inevitable, I work with litigation attorneys in my office to make sure my clients receive vigorous, cost effective representation.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    6 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Contracts: 20%
    6 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($199-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Timken

    I endorse this lawyer. We have referred one of our most important clients to Shawn for legal opinions and other Nevada-specific work from time to time and he has always provided careful, timely, capable, cost efficient work. The client has been happy and we've looked good for sending them to him.


    Kevin Timken Securities offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kimberly Mae Surratt

    I recently attened a seminar that Mr. Pearson gave on short sales and foreclosures at the State Family Law Conference and I was very impressed with his knowledge and skills.


    Kimberly Surratt Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

6100 Neil Road, Suite 500
Reno, NV, 89511


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Tower of StrengthYoung Lawyers Section, State Bar of Nevada2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWoodburn and Wedge2000 - Present
Associate AttorneySchreck Morris1998 - 2000
Law Clerk to the Honorable Deborah SchumacherSecond Judicial District Count1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Reno Bike ProjectBoard Member2009 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember1997 - Present
Reno WheelmenBoard Member2006 - 2009
Young Lawyer's Section, State Bar of NevadaExecutive Committee2000 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Condominium Projectsuccessfully represented court appointed receiver
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Publication nameTitleDate
Northern Nevada Business WeeklyThe risks in buying a delinquent mortgage2011
Utah Law ReviewCOMMENT: Hype or Hypertext? A Plan for the Law Review to Move into the Twenty-First Century1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Nevada-RenoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
22nd Annual Nevada Family Law ConferenceForeclosures, Deeds in Lieu, Sort Sales and Foreclosure Alternatives in Nevada2011
Negotiating Commercial LeasesCommercial Leasing2009
Commercial Leases – Drafting, Enforcing & Other Critical IssuesCommercial Leasing2005
Commercial & Residential Evictions & How to Collect Overdue RentCommercial Leasing2004