Shiva E. Stein

Shiva E. Stein is a partner in the San Diego office and is a member of the Business, Facilities, Real Estate, Construction & Energy, Labor & Employment, and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Stein is an experienced civil litigator in state and federal court, mediation, arbitration, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Ms. Stein represents school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, and school administrators state-wide regarding all aspects of civil litigation – pre litigation through trial. Areas of Ms. Stein’s practice include: Employment, Torts, ADA, Civil Rights, Public Entity Defense, Real Estate, and General Business Litigation. Ms. Stein regularly defends public entities in a wide range of claims including: personal injury, dangerous conditions of public property, wrongful termination, civil rights violations, ADA litigation, wage and hour compliance, discrimination, construction defect, and security/law enforcement defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Stein had a successful career working for several national, regional and local civil litigation firms. Throughout her 18 years, Ms. Stein has represented individuals, non-profit organizations, religious entities, public entities, and corporations. Ms. Stein has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. Ms. Stein’s broad based experience allows her to assess each matter and employ creative, cost-effective, and successful legal strategies.

Ms. Stein graduated with academic distinction from San Diego State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minor in Sociology. Ms. Stein was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to California Western School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2001. During law school Ms. Stein worked at both the San Diego District Attorney’s office (Bureau of Child Support Enforcement) and the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s office (Criminal Prosecutions Division). Ms. Stein was admitted to the State Bar of California in November of 2001. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Northern District Court of Texas. Ms. Stein is also a licensed real estate broker, licensed by the State of California Department of Real Estate.

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San Diego office
1525 Faraday Ave.
Suite 300
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: 760.304.6000
Fax: 760.304.6011

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