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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Certification of Standing||Southern Poverty Law Center||2013|
|Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Achievement||Southern Poverty Law Center||2008|
|Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards||LexisNexis||2005|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Shawn C. Mills||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Moraz & Mills, Attorneys at Law||1999 - 2009|
|Associate Attorney||Cayce & Ottone, Attorneys at Law||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Attorney||2006 - Present|
|California Public Defender's Association-Private Member||Private Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1997 - Present|
|People vs. SR||Community Service|
|People vs CP||Reduced to Misdo failure to report/No jail time|
|.37 Blood Alcohol Content||Not Guilty at Trial!|
|See all legal cases|
|NEWDOW v. RIO LINDA UNION SCHOOL DIST||Amicus Curiae (Maddison-Jefferson Society) in Support of Plaintiff||2010|
|BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF MADISON-JEFFERSON SOCIETY,||STATEMENT OF AMICUS CURIAE||1997|
|Monterey College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|California State University, San Francisco State University||Social Work||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|California State University, San Francisco State University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Elementary Law Program||Legal Studies||2010|
|California Moot Court Instructor||Moot Court Coach||2007|
|KRXA Radio-Monterey California||Legal and Political Topics||2006|
Posted by Andrew
Shawn Mills is perhaps the most personable lawyer you can find. Not only did he build an excellent rapport with me, but he was personally invested in my case. I think that it is extremely important for a client to feel that his lawyer truly cares about his/her case. Shawn Mills has spent more time reviewing my case on one particular SATURDAY than the entire time the trial took. He is extremely knowledgable and well versed in the law. He is very charismatic and captivates the jury with his witty discourse. He is well respected by judges and fellow lawyers alike. I personally heard both judges and lawyers compliment him on his work. I cannot think of a single thing that I was unhappy about with my case, and I will be working with Shawn in the future.
Posted by anonymous
Our 18 year old son got really really drunk and got into a stranger's car and told them to get out. He was charged with attempted carjacking. The people in the car took the keys so he could not drive off if he wanted to. Our son was charged with a felony carjacking and resisting arrest charges. He was look looking at many years in state prison, a felony record and a ruined life for one night of being a stupid drunkenn kid. Shawn (he hates Mr. Mills) took our son's case to trial got GOT HIM OFF. Shawn saved our family many of thousands of dollars, but more importantly he spared our son and whole family a lifetime nightmare. Our family is highly grateful to Shawn for his hard work and compassion towards our son and family. We hope to never need his services again, but if your family does you are in good hands. God Bless. A thankful mom and family. Shawn Mills rocked!
Posted by Gregory
Found myself in a legal quandary at the turn of the new year and was looking at possibly losing my career. After researching online for lawyers in the area I came across Shawn Mills. He was the most down to earth and helpful person I encountered the entire time. He sat down and talked with me about the case and explained everything in terms I could understand. I contacted him numerous times between the consultation and the court date and he was always more than happy to help answer any questions. When the time for court came, he should up and knew exactly what to say and what was going on. There was no time served, community service or even fines. He helped make sure everything came up clean. Shawn Mills saved my career and helped me avert a potentially devastating event with his knowledge and skill. He is proof a mistake doesn't have to ruin your life.
Posted by anonymous
Shawn Mills *Don't call him Mr. Mills" was able to show the jury just how my ex made up the charges against me! They wanted to put my ass in jail. When Shawn was done with my trial the jury was crying and shook our hands on the way out of the courtroom. I could not believe just how much he connected with me. I mean that guy really knew that I was telling the truth! Oh, Shawn, you have saved my life. If I was a chick I would hug you, but hey, take the handshake. The man works wonders. He is the best trial lawyer in Monterey County. Shawn rocks. He loves flowers for his office after he wins. That guy has a LOT of flowers!
-ZA- Loyal beliver!
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested with a DUI, and Shawn was the only lawyer that I called and actually talked to me like I was a human being and not just someone with cash. He kept me informed of every little thing, good and bad. If he was not in the office his assistant was able to help me as well, and always assured me that Shawn would call back, or would even call Shawn while he was in court. If I ever have another situatuion (I hope I do not), he will be the first one I call, I will never use another lawyer in this town except for him.
Posted by Tony
Even though all these lawyers crow about how good they are, after finding that several of the local attorneys had never made it to trial, meaning all they do is plead their clients guilty to something i realized that speaking to several lawyers was a good thing to do; it makes the honest lawyers stand out. My problem? I Am Not guilty!! Mr. Mills (sorry Shawn, but it is a sign of respect) gave me actual case numbers of RECENT felony trial wins. Mr. Mills told me the only way to "win" a domestic violence case was by winning at trial; I was scared but Mr. Mills told me that I had a winnable case. HE just had this look in his eye like he was telling the truth, he was different than the other lawyers I met with. My trial lasted three days (domestic battery, fase imprisonment, tampering with a cell phone). After four hours of waiting the jury came and proved that my lawyer was not blowing smoke; NOT GUILTY on all counts. My family cried, I had my life back. When you pick your lawyer make sure that they really have trial experience, not just a scary web page. If you are charged in Monterey County with a crime, call Shawn, a real trial lawyer!
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