SHAWN K. ELLIOTT | Senior Counsel

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P: (818) 205-9955 F: (818) 205-9944 E: selliott@tharpe-howell.com

SHAWN K. ELLIOTT is a Senior Counsel of the Firm at its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  His practice focuses on all phases of civil litigation, including arbitration and trial work.  Mr. Elliott represents a wide variety of clients in Transportation and Insurance and Business Law related matters.

Mr. Elliott’s experience includes:

  • Successful defense of major transportation carriers and insurers against catastrophic accident claims.
  • Obtained defense verdict following a full trial by jury in a case in which the Firm’s client had made a left-hand turn in front of plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in plaintiff’s sustaining an open, comminuted fracture of his foot and more than $2,000,000 in alleged damages.
  • In a case involving a 33-truck accident which resulted in three fatalities, multiple injuries, and nearly $20,000,000 in property damage, resolved claims made against the Firm’s three commercial truck driver clients for less than 1/3 of the driver’s respective policy limits. [All other drivers paid their policy limits of $1,000,000 each.]
  • Arguing against legal causation, resolved for $16,000 an admitted liability automobile accident case in which the plaintiff, a passenger in the defendant’s vehicle, incurred more than $230,000 in medical bills for a three week, post-accident hospitalization.
  • Assisted the California Medical Board, Chiropractic Board and Los Angeles District Attorney in prosecuting a fraud action against several doctors and four medical clinics.
  • In admitted liability action involving the death of 7 1/2 month pregnant drug and alcohol counselor, resolved the wrongful death/survival claims brought by the decedent’s Estate, husband and severely autistic son for 1/2 of the clients’ policy limits.

Practice Areas

Education

J.D., University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1993
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1990

Memberships

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Los Angeles County Bar Association

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

U.S. District Court - Central District of California

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