Robert M. Shaughnessy, Shareholder

(619) 209-3058 direct
(619) 209-3000 main
101 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 209-3043 fax

Robert’s practice focuses on business litigation, pre-trial law and motion, and civil writs and appeals. Robert chairs the firm’s appellate practice group and represents the firm’s clients in civil appeals and civil writ proceedings.

Robert is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, and is admitted to the United States Courts of Appeal for the 8th and 9th Circuits. Robert was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2003.

He is the author of several articles on various legal topics including the unauthorized practice of law, malicious prosecution, the Unfair Competition Law, and California’s Anti-SLAPP statute.


California Western School of Law, San Diego, J.D., 1994

California State University at San Bernardino, B.A., Business Communication, cum laude, 1990

State Bar of California

San Diego County Bar Association

  • Appellate Lawyers’ Committee

American Bar Association

  • Council of Appellate Lawyers

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego

Scribes – The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects


Kiwanis Club of San Diego, Environmental Committee Chair, 2000-2011

Knights of Columbus, Pius X Chapter, Advocate, 2003-2011

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1996-2011

Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer, 2010-2011