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I am a trial attorney and partner with Slovak, Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP. Currently, my practice is primarily complex civil litigation (contract, land use, trade secrets, unfair business practices and intellectual property) and plaintiff's personal injury with an emphasis on the transmission of sexually-transmitted disease claims. Depending on the nature of the case, I handle both hourly-fee cases and contingency fee cases. In every case, I will discuss your matter free of charge to determine if I or my firm can help you and if you wish to retain us.

Over the years, I have represented individuals and companies on a wide range of issues, including banking and financial services, employment claims, unfair competition, multi-jurisdictional product liability/recall actions, public and private construction disputes featuring delay/disruption/acceleration claims, and professional liability claims.

In addition to law, I am avid golfer with a low single digit handicap, and I coach my twin boys' 9 and under baseball team.


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Contact info

Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP

1800 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%



Hourly ($400-500/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • John Lewis Holcomb, Jr.

    Shaun is an excellent attorney with great attention to detail. We had a trial against each other and throughout the litigation he always acted with the utmost courtesy and professionalism while fighting for his client. I highly recommend him.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • R. Michael Collum

    Superb trial lawyer.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201407/16/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers 2014Palm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top Lawyers in Palm SpringsPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
AV Preeminent, Judicial EditionMartindale Hu2013
Boss of the YearDesert Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Equity PartnerSlovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2014 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Behr v. RedmondJury verdict of $6,750,00
Saadian v. SaadianJury verdict of $2,492,000
Mission Recycling v. WM Recycle America et al.Confidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Litigation, Vol. 23, No. 2Authenticating Web Pages: Can it be done?2010
New Developments in Evidentiary Law In California, Inside the MindsPlanning Ahead: the importance of Validating Evidence in Civil Cases2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
San Francisco State UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fireside ChatTrademarks and Copyrights2013
June 2011 ConferenceMarital Torts and Marvin Claims2011