Whether you are looking for an attorney to represent you in civil litigation or you are already involved in a lawsuit and looking for a mediator, Shawn can help.
Focusing on federal civil litigation, class action litigation, and other complex litigation matters, Shawn brings to his practice a deep understanding of how to litigate in the federal and state courts in Ohio. The son of a former municipal court judge, Shawn grew up around the legal profession and holds a special interest in judicial ethics and attorney conduct cases.
Prior to joining Isaac Wiles, Shawn served as a judicial clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and Ohio’s Ninth District Court of Appeals. He routinely lectures on federal civil litigation, including serving as an instructor for the U.S. District Court’s Federal Practice Seminar, a course attorneys are required to take before they are admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Shawn is also an experienced mediator. For thirteen years, he mediated cases for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio as a judicial clerk, and he now serves as a volunteer mediator for the Court’s Settlement Week. Shawn offers private mediation services for those looking to avoid or to end costly litigation. He has received mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and through the Ohio Mediation Association, of which he is a member. Shawn is also a member of the alternative dispute resolution sections of the American Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. He will mediate any civil dispute filed in or heading to federal or state court, excluding domestic relations and juvenile division cases.
Shawn has served as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and Capital University Law School. For over a decade, he has been an editorial consultant to the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Ohio Jury Instructions Committee, which drafts pattern jury instructions for use in the state and federal courts throughout Ohio.