Skip to main content

Shawn James Ervin

Estate planning Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Shawn

Learn Shawn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Probate.

    16 years

  3. Probate
    20%

  4. Trusts
    20%

  5. Litigation
    15%
    General commercial, employment and civil litigation.

    29 years

  6. Tax
    5%
    IRS tax debt resolution, IRS enforced collection relief

    24 years

I graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1991 with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology. Thereafter, I attended the University of San Diego, School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1995.

I was admitted to the California Bar in 1995 and began practicing law with a focus on civil litigation involving contract disputes, creditor’s rights bankruptcy and employment law. I also represented clients regarding real estate matters, including title disputes, land use and commercial and residential landlord rights.

In 2000, I joined a nationally recognized firm as an associate attorney. My work ethic, dedication to his clients and penchant for understanding the law all contributed to his success at the firm. In 2007, I was named the Managing Attorney. As an associate and managing attorney, I specialized in IRS tax matters, advertising law, Lanham Act issues, franchising law including Franchise Disclosure Document registration, employment law, and commercial real estate including landlord rights and land use. I also was a key member of the general business consulting and strategic planning teams.

Location

Collins, Ritchie & Ervin, LLP

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Jes | May 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful from the Start
While I was not able to retain Mr. Ervin due to jurisdiction issues, he was so kind and thoughtful when giving me a consultation over the phone. He was methodical, compassionate, and you can tell he speaks from experience. I appreciate his candor, and if my issue changes jurisdiction I hope to have him in my corner!
Posted by Tricia | October 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Felt secure with him on my side.
I reached out for guidance, I wasn't sure if I had a case. Attorney Ervin talked me through the entire situation. It was great to be understood and and even better that I felt he understood. Taking the time to go over the details, he made me feel secure that he was aware of my situation and I wouldn't be fighting this on my own.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and straight shooter
Shawn gave us an honest straight forward evaluation of our case . He kept us informed, his fees were fair, and we won our case. He was empathetic, innovative, and seemed one step ahead of opposing council.
Posted by Joseph | April 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great services
The EAP through my work included a legal benefit, with which I got a referral for services from Shawn at a discounted rate. I was thrilled with the service I received. I left Shawn a voicemail the night before, and he got back to me by 8:30 the next morning. Shawn was professional, thorough, and understanding. He gave me great advice so that I was able to stay self-represented (in theory) as I couldn't afford for him to represent me in court. Thanks to the advice from Shawn, I was able to successfully win my case and know that I can contact him if I have any problems down the road, and that I'll continue to get the same level of support that I have before.
Read less
Posted by Kiki | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommended - this is the attorney you want on your side
Shawn Ervin represented us and helped with an eviction this year. He is knowledgable, easy to work with, and was incredibly helpful in dealing with our difficult situation. He was always available to us, answered emails and calls promptly, and took time to explain our options in detail so we could understand the choices we were making. He led us through to a smoother resolution than we expected. I would highly recommend him as an attorney.
Read less

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Collins, Ritchie & Ervin, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • President
  • RDTC, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Executive Vice President
  • RDTC, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Managing Attorney
  • Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant Managing Attorney
  • Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Shawn Ervin
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Atwood Haiman & Westerberg
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Ervin and Schroeder
  • 1995 - 1997
View all work experience

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Veterans Administration Employee Education
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (26)
Endorse Shawn
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently worked with Mr. Ervin in a real estate fraud case, and was very impressed with his efforts on behalf of his clients in the face of very difficult legal issues. Mr. Ervin is an excellent choice of counsel for client's with business and real estate disputes."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shawn for over twenty years. He is a creative attorney who cares about his clients and handles matters personally and conscientiously. I would not hesitate to retain him not only on litigation matters, but also on matters requiring expertise in tax and real estate transactions."
Tax Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Tax Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
View more endorsements

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Sacramento Estate planning Lawyer Shawn James Ervin
Shawn James Ervin
Estate planning Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 28 years