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San Diego Attorney Patrick Shea is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he was valedictorian and graduated Summa Cum Laude as the top-ranked student of his class. He received American Jurisprudence Awards an astonishing 13 times during his studies. Mr. Shea began his legal career as a law clerk for San Diego Superior Court Judge Charles R. Hayes and has been practicing law since 1996.

After law school, he first gained a position as an attorney at a products liability law firm and aggressively pursued claims against a large manufacturer of a tainted vitamin supplement. Those matters where litigated all throughout the country and resulted in seven-figure recoveries.

Following the practice of products liability law, Mr. Shea established himself as a defense attorney for some of the largest insurance companies in the country. This exposure to insurance defense practice provides him with unique insight and strategies for managing injury claims. He now uses the experience of working for insurance companies for the benefit of the people and organizations that he represents. Seeing these cases from the insurance company perspective has proven to be a tremendous asset to Mitchell & Shea's clients.

As a result of his experience, Mr. Shea is highly skilled and effective at negotiating with insurance companies for the best interests of his clients. He has developed healthy working relationships with many insurance companies and their law firms. Thus, he is able to shrewdly negotiate fair and equitable settlements for his clients. When such settlements are not possible, he is a tenacious litigator with extensive courtroom experience and history of success.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 48%
    20 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Workers Compensation: 47%
    16 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  3. Dog Bite: 5%



Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (20-35%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Stephen Berg

    Pat is a terrific attorney with a stellar reputation. He is well-respected not only by other attorneys, but also by the judges he routinely appears before. I have referred cases in the past to him and will not hesitate to refer cases to him in the future. I highly recommend him.


    Michael Berg Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Patrick G. Shea

3838 Camino Del Rio N
Suite 214
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers IN CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Structured Settlement AwardRingler Associates2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Patrick G. Shea2015 - Present
Partner/OwnerMItchell & Shea APC1999 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoN/A2003 - Present
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationN/A2000 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Diego State UniversityPolitical ScienceUndergraduateN/A