Shane Singh

Partner

  • location icon Sacramento, CA
    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95833

Shane Singh is a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Employment & Labor Practice. He also serves as a national vice-chair of the Hospitality Practice. Mr. Singh graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in May 1999 with his law degree and a Certificate in Governmental Affairs. Prior to attending McGeorge, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

During law school, Mr. Singh served as a Certified Intern with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Misdemeanor Unit, a Student Legal Assistant with the Cal-OSHA Appeals Board and as a Discussion Group Leader (tutor) for first year Real Property students at McGeorge. In college, Mr. Singh interned for California Governor Pete Wilson and served as a head team manager for the California Golden Bear’s Men’s Basketball team that featured the likes of NBA star and now coach Jason Kidd. In high school, he worked as a ballboy for the Sacramento Kings.

He handles a variety of cases ranging from disability discrimination (ADA), employment law, business litigation, and real estate to bodily injury matters. His representative clients include national retailers such as Starbucks Coffee Company, as well as a number of local businesses and emerging companies.

Mr. Singh was recognized by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 & 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list. This award recognizes the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in our state. In 2017, he was selected for the Super Lawyers list recognizing the top 5% of all attorneys in Northern California.

Mr. Singh has a published appellate opinion related to the recovery of expert witness fees, Carwash of America – PO v. Windswept Ventures No. 1 (2002) 97 Cal. App. 4th 540. In 2004, Sacramento’s John F. Kennedy High School honored him for his work with youth and adult soccer by awarding him its Cornel West Alumni of the Year Award for Outstanding Community Service and Professional Contributions. Mr. Singh has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, Eagle Scout. In November 2010, he was a candidate for the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) Board of Trustees. Mr. Singh’s key endorsers included The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, EdVoice and the Sacramento Police Officers Association.

Upon the nomination of District 7 City Council member Rick Jennings, Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Sacramento City Council confirmed Mr. Singh as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the Pocket-Greenhaven, Valley Hi and Delta Shores communities of Sacramento. His term continues to December 2019. As a Parks Commissioner, Mr. Singh’s duties will include making recommendations and to advise the city council and the department of parks and recreation on policies, projects, and other matters pertaining to parks, recreation, trees, and human services. The commission also hears certain appeals from decision made by the Director of Parks.

Mr. Singh also currently serves as the President Emeritus of the Greenhaven Soccer Club (Youth) – a non-profit that is dedicated to administer and promote an organized soccer program for approximately 1200 youth of Sacramento’s Greenhaven/Pocket areas. Mr. Singh recently completed six terms as the club’s president. He also is a former Director of the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library board. Mr. Singh has also recently served as a Director of the Sacramento Barristers’ Club. Mr. Singh is also fluent in Hindi.

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Legal Experience

  • Partner, Sacramento Office of Southern California law firm, 2005 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney, large Sacramento litigation firm, 1999 – 2005
  • Intern, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Misdemeanor Unit
  • Student Legal Assistant, Cal-OSHA Appeals Board
  • Discussion Group Leader (Tutor) for Real Property, McGeorge School of Law

Prior Experience

  • Intern, California Governor Pete Wilson
  • Head Team Manager, University of California, Men's Basketball
  • Ball boy, Sacramento Kings (NBA)

Published Opinions

Carwash of America – PO v. Windswept Ventures, 97 Cal. App. 4th 540, 2002

Publications

Representative Cases

  • Carwash of America PO v. Windswept Ventures No. 1 (2002) 97 Cal. App. 4th 540.
  • Dodson v. MAZ Sacramento– ADA trial verdict in favor of business client
  • Chapman v. Starbucks– ADA summary judgment in favor of client
  • Martinez v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. – ADA summary judgment in favor of client
  • Rush v. Pier 1 Stores– ADA summary judgment in favor of client
  • Johnson v. Blossom Hill (Starbucks)  – ADA jury trial verdict in favor of client
  • Le v. Starbucks– ADA summary judgment in favor of client

Appointments

City of Sacramento – Parks and Recreation Commission

Community Activities

  • Former Director, Sacramento Barristers’ Club
  • President Emeritus, Greenhaven Soccer Club of Sacramento, Inc.
  • Vice President, Sacramento Soccer Alliance
  • Former Director, Friends of the Sacramento Public Library
  • Former Director, Friends of the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library
  • Youth soccer referee and competitive level coach

Foreign Languages

Hindi

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, Civil Justice Association of California and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Day at the Capitol Luncheon in Sacramento, California, March 15, 2016
  • Presenter, Lewis Brisbois Webinar on emerging Labor & Employment Law Issues, April 20, 2017
  • Presenter, "Current Trends in Employment Law," Lewis Brisbois Sacramento Employment & Workers’ Compensation Law Seminar, August 30, 2017

Admissions

California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • 2004 John F. Kennedy High School, Cornel West Alumni of the Year for Outstanding Community Service and Professional Contributions
  • Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, Minor in City & Regional Planning, May 1996

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Governmental Affairs, May 1999

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