Shawn I. Pardo

Shawn I. Pardo

Attorney

Shawn Pardo is an associate at Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill’s Irvine office and focuses his practice on civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of labor and employment law, business litigation, personal injury and general liability.

Prior to joining CTSC, Mr. Pardo was an associate attorney at a labor and employment law firm in Long Beach, where he represented employees in individual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination lawsuits, as well as, litigated class action wage and hour violations.

Mr. Pardo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a minor in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Pardo received his law degree from Western State University College of Law, where he graduated with honors. While in law school, Mr. Pardo earned the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Geoffrey T. Glass at the Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana. Mr. Pardo is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

 

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation, Labor & Employment, Class Action, Business Litigation.

Industries
Automobile Dealerships, Restaurants & Hospitality, Education.


J.D., Western State University, College of Law, cum laude

B.S., Communication, minor in Justice Studies, Arizona State University

California State Bar, 2011; United States District Court, Central District

Sat first chair in court trial and obtained judgment for conversion against individual who stole vehicle from dealership.
Represented Fleet Manager in DMV Board hearing on action brought by DMV seeking revocation of his sales license for alleged conduct involving moral turpitude.

Successfully opposed motion for class certification for claims of violations of the CLRA, ASFA, and UCL based on dealership’s alleged “payment packing” of optional products and listing of “10-day payoffs” on the prior credit or lease balance line of the contract.

Sat second chair in court trial and obtained defense judgment for dealership sued by corporation for alleged conversion of vehicle that had been stolen from dealership but which corporation claimed had been acquired in good faith.

First chaired arbitration involving claims of violation of the CLRA, UCL and Song-Beverly for dealership’s alleged failure to disclose prior accident/frame damage and failure to comply with CPO requirements.

Obtained dismissal of ASFA claim arising from dealership’s alleged failure to properly itemize buyer’s deferred downpayment through motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Sat second chair in jury trial and obtained defense verdict for purchaser of a dealership sued by seller of the dealership for alleged breach of purchase contract.

Second chaired arbitration involving claims of violation of the CLRA and UCL for dealership’s alleged failure to disclose and repair mechanical defects existing in vehicle and misrepresentation that vehicle was a CPO.

Second chaired arbitration involving claims of violation of the CLRA and UCL for dealership’s alleged failure to disclose prior accident/frame damage and “payment packing” of optional products.

Secured summary judgment on negligence and fraud claim brought by customer alleging dealership was responsible for employee’s scheme to defraud customer that was not related to the employee’s employment.

Second chaired arbitration involving claims of violation of the CLRA and UCL for dealership’s alleged wrongful repossession of vehicle after 10 day right to cancel had elapsed and “payment packing” of optional products.

Secured summary judgment on negligence and breach of bailment claim brought by insurance carrier against dealership in subrogation action arising from theft of cargo being stored on dealership’s lot.

Orange County Bar Association; OCBA Young Lawyer’s Division.