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S. Shawn Shaffie

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Shawn Shaffie


Licensed for 13 years

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About S. Shawn

Learn S. Shawn’s areas of practice.

Shawn Shaffie’s practice, as partner at Parker Mills LLP involves all aspects of litigation, business, wrongful death, and deal making.  Mr. Shaffie also focuses on professional liability concerning attorneys, accountants and other business professionals. He has favorably resolved numerous multi-million-dollar lawsuits and arbitrations, and has wide-ranging litigation experience in a variety of substantive areas including business disputes, contracts and finance, habitability, franchise law, risk management and loss prevention, intellectual property, insurance, and sober living home and drug treatment center malfeasance. 

Mr. Shaffie is passionate about protecting artists and their imaginations. Within his entertainment law practice, he represents talent in all phases of deal making, contracts and negotiations, as well as litigation arising from such matters.

Shawn currently serves as vice-chair of the steering committee for the Southern California Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.  He resides in Santa Monica and is an avid supporter of Teach For America, where he was formerly a representative/recruiter.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Parker Mills, LLP

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
S. Shawn received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Rick | December 4, 2014
A True Professional's Professional
I hired Mr. Shaffie for a professional liability issue. A client of mine had accused me of malpractice from an incident five years prior. Shawn assessed my case and advised me throughout the process with my professional association. With his help I was able to show that my actions were not malpractice and prevent the matter from going any further. Most professionals, whether they are lawyers, doctors, accountants, etc., are exposed to a large amount of liability for their actions. When something goes wrong, your license and in turn your livelihood are at stake. In hiring Mr. Shaffie, I was able to avoid any risk to my livelihood and would recommend him to any professional or anybody needing the skills of a shrewd and dedicated attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2013
I highly recommend Shawn Shaffie
Mr. Shaffie is both aggressive and ethical, placing him in the upper echelon of lawyers in the Southern California area. Through his efforts, I was granted an ideal settlement in a very complex dispute. His prices are fair, especially for someone who is able to garner such incredible results.
Posted by Hammad | November 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Service & Work Product
Shawn and his Firm Parker Mills, LLP assisted me with an agreement review. The assistance and work product I received was top-notch, and it was delivered to me rapidly and courteously. I highly recommend attorney Shawn Shaffie and Parker Mills, LLP.
Posted by Nick | September 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Thorough and Efficient
Mr. Shaffie helped us navigate a delicate situation regarding our child and our home. He took his time to carefully articulate where we should focus, what our concerns should be and where we needed to be more specific. He even took the time to work with us on very short notice. We'll certainly be using him again should we need legal services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Practical Advice Focused on Getting Results
During the pandemic, my landlord played hard ball when I had to break my lease due to financial troubles. Shawn assessed my situation and gave efficient, direct advice on how to handle. It worked!
Posted by Vincent | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone you can trust in the worst of times
2 years ago my Dad died. I thought it would be the worst experience of my life. I mean, it was, but the wrongful death/ malpractice lawsuit that followed was just as bad. I originally had a lawyer who put my family and me through the worst roller coaster of our lives. They lied to us, manipulated us and caused us enormous pain and suffering, and then ultimately sent us a letter saying they were abandoning our case. In the most vulnerable and confusing time of our lives, we needed someone we could trust. I called Shawn and he literally held our hand through the entire process and helped us get the settlement we needed. He was calm, patient and didn't make us feel dumb for asking hundreds of questions. He comforted us when we were angry and gave us a game plan to move forward to attain what we deserved. I'm going to be honest, I've had sh*tty experiences with lawyers, but after working with Shawn my mind is completely changed. He cares about you and treats you like you're a part of his family. Thank you Shawn!
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Posted by Judy | March 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical and capable attorney hard to find
I had some chances to work with a couple attorneys and knows the difference. Shawn would be someone I will recommend if you need legal help. He is assertive and get to the point. He also concerns your budget and does not drag on your cases. He helped me with a rental dispute and I am very happy with his service and quick result. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable Attorney
I'm an attorney and was recently involved in a dispute with a former client. I had heard from colleagues that Shawn is an expert in this area so I reached out to him. I was not disappointed. Shawn understood with great knowledge the issues at hand and provided me with sound legal and practical advice. I highly recommend Shawn to other lawyers and non-lawyer alike.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I recommend Shawn good attorney
I have found Shawn to be very knowledgeable in his domain and to be very professional. I reached out to him when I was involved in a litigation case that had become complex due to the mishandling by my attorney at the time. Shawn was very direct and honest regarding how I should communicate and what action would be financially reasonable for me to take and I really appreciated that. I will not hesitate to get in touch with Shawn and hire him if any new civil case comes my way.
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Posted by Mike | July 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Shawn consulted myself and my wife on some construction issues we had after buying a home. He was available, thorough and very helpful in laying out our options. Shawn is very knowledgeable and trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone looking for legal consul.
Posted by Matthew | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and Ethical
Shawn not only helped me obtain lyric licensing rights to use in one of my novels, he also took the time to help me better understand the laws themselves. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a diligent, knowledgeable, and ethical attorney.
Posted by Chris | June 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best i have worked with
Shawn is my go to guy for all things business and entertainment related. His advice has lead to some of my most important business decisions. On top of that, he is a seasoned litigator, so he is highly effective to have in your corner when serious issues arise. Shawn always points me in the right direction, regardless of the problem. He has a wide range of solid contacts, and always makes himself available to give solid legal advice.
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Posted by Brian Dettman | May 16, 2014
Highly Recommended Lawyer
I have known Shawn for more than a decade. He is the hardest worker I know and a person that everyone likes and respects. Shawn is my go to for all things defense related. He is a highly efficient lawyer and trusted advisor to his clients. As a litigator that has handled multi-million dollar cases he has the experience to get results. I would recommend/hire him for family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2013
Highly Recommend
Mr. Shaffie is a strong communicator and has a knack for breaking down complicated legal issues in a way that is easy to understand. He was very honest about his evaluations and was aggressive in helping us accomplish our goals. Most importantly, he was flexible in his approach and was open to implementing our suggestions into the case's overall strategy.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parker Mills, LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Parker Mills, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Miller Law Associates, APC
  • 2011 - 2016

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section - Inn of the Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Committee Member, Vice-Chair, & Co-Chair - Southern Cal.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • John Hopkins University, Young Alumni
  • Committee Board Member & Outreach Chair
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Daily Journal
  • When Candor and Confidentiality Collide
  • 2019
  • Daily Journal
  • Balancing Ethical Duties When A Client’s Claims Lack Merit
  • 2019
  • Daily Journal
  • Ethics: Dos and Don'ts for Lawyers Managing Online Profiles
  • 2019
  • Daily Journal
  • Bar Endorses Attorneys Consulting with Firm In-House Counsel
  • 2019
  • Daily Journal
  • Ethical Pitfalls For Lawyers On LinkedIn
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (21)
Business Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is exactly the type of lawyer we need in the AVVO community. He is competent and very honest with a great deal of integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In a litigation matter we were both involved in, Shawn was very professional towards another attorney in the case, under trying circumstances."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shawn is an intelligent and determined advocate for his clients. His firm yet reasonable approach earns him the respect of not only the court, but of his co-counsel and opponents."
Business Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Shaffie is a tenacious litigator with a keen intellect. Excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Entertainment Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shawn is an aggressive advocate who will go the extra mile to get the best results for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn on a number of matters and I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Shaffie is a tough litigator who will work hard to get the best results for his clients"
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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer S. Shawn Shaffie
S. Shawn Shaffie
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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