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Shawn Shaffie’s practice involves all aspects of litigation, business, 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 entertainment, contracts and finance, franchise law, risk management and loss prevention, intellectual property, and insurance.

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 a steering committee member 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.





Languages spoken: Farsi

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 45%
  2. Business: 40%
  3. Entertainment: 15%



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  • David Matthew Prager

    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.


    David Prager Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Mr. Shaffie is a tenacious litigator with a keen intellect. Excellent lawyer.


    Christopher Freistedt Telecommunications Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Parker Mills, LLP

800 West 6th St.
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyParker Mills, LLP2016 - Present
AttorneyMiller Law Associates, APC2011 - 2016
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
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietySteering Committee Member - Southern California2015 - 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