Shawn holds an undergraduate degree (BA) from the University of California, San Diego in Chinese Studies with a concentration in Pacific trade. Shawn was admitted to practice law in November 2000. Until 2009, he maintained an active trial practice concentrating on business dispute litigation, shareholder dispute litigation, and Chapter 11 restructuring. In 2009, Shawn developed and interest in protecting the civil rights of children and parents who become involved with government child protection agencies. Shawn has received recognition by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top Gun” trial attorney in the area of Civil Rights for his work in the landmark parental rights case: Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick v. Orange County Social Services, et al. He also received the Consumer Attorneys of California “Street Fighter of The Year” award for the same case. Most recently Shawn received Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award” for his work in Rafaelina Duval v. County of Los Angeles, et al.