Fisheries, Maritime and Admiralty Law, Commercial Transactions;
Business Formation and Governance, Administrative Law, and General Civil Litigation.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, cum laude: Gonzaga University, 1997
Juris Doctor: University of Washington School of Law, 2000
President, Moot Court Honor Board; Member, The Order of Barristers
President, Student Bar Association; Eugene Wright Scholarship.
Drafting Workshop: LLC Operating Agreements (2014)
Panel Moderator, Bering Sea Fisheries Conference (2014)
LLC or Inc., Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business (2009)
LLC Trends and Developments (2007)
Buying and Selling a Business in Washington (2004)
The Washington Paralegal's Role in Corporate Maintenance (2002 and 2003)
"Rising Star", Washington Law & Politics -- 2005 & 2006
Since becoming an attorney in 2000, Shawn’s practice has focused on maritime and fishery matters, the formation and maintenance of small to medium-sized businesses, commercial transactions, including significant asset and stock transactions, and general commercial litigation (primarily involving maritime and fisheries disputes). Shawn also has substantial experience representing clients in administrative law proceedings and appeals at the local, state, and federal levels.
Shawn is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Admitted to Practice:
Washington State and Federal Courts.