- Email: Shane.Singh@lewisbrisbois.com
- Phone: 916.646.8217
- Fax: 916.564.5444
Shane Singh is a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment 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. This team featured the likes of NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd and NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. 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, 2018 & 2019, he was selected for the Super Lawyers list recognizing the top 5% of all attorneys in Northern California. Also in 2018, Mr. Singh was named to Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list.
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 in 2015. As a Parks Commissioner, Mr. Singh’s duties included 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 heard certain appeals from decision made by the Director of Parks. Mr. Singh concluded his service in 2018.
Mr. Singh recently served six terms as President 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. In 2009, Mr. Singh was one of the founders of the Sacramento Soccer Alliance, a competitive soccer program that serves the Pocket-Greenhaven and Land Park communities. He also is a former Director of the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Friends of the Library board. Mr. Singh has served as a Director of the Sacramento Barristers’ Club. Mr. Singh is also fluent in Hindi.
- 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
- Intern, California Governor Pete Wilson
- Head Team Manager, University of California, Men's Basketball
- Ball boy, Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Carwash of America – PO v. Windswept Ventures, 97 Cal. App. 4th 540, 2002
- Featured, "'He’s finally getting his due.’ Serial ADA filer faces charges as store owners rejoice," The Saramento Bee, May 29, 2019.
- Featured, “Community Profile – Greenhaven Pocket”, The Sacramento Bee, September 8, 2018
- Lewis Brisbois Employment & Labor Law Client Alert, July 2015
- Mentioned, "Despite Reform, ADA Lawsuits Still Squeeze Small Businesses," Sacramento Business Journal, July 24, 2015
- Monthly Column for Pocket-Greenhaven area, Sacramento, CA neighborhood newspapers, 2012 - 2017
- Interviewed, "Access Granted: Failure to Comply with Disability-Access Codes Can Bury Your Business," Comstock, October 1, 2011
City of Sacramento – Parks and Recreation Commission (2015 to 2018)
- Former Director, Sacramento Barristers’ Club
- Six Term President, Greenhaven Soccer Club of Sacramento, Inc.
- Co-Founder, Sacramento Soccer Alliance (competitive soccer)
- 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
- 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
- Presenter, “Effects of Recreational and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace”, CLM & Business Insurance Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference, Dallas, Texas, February 8, 2018
- Presenter, "Current Trends in Employment Law," Lewis Brisbois Sacramento Employment & Workers’ Compensation Law Seminar, August 30, 2018
State Bar Admissions
United States District Courts
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- 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 Southern District of California
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Courts of Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Awards & Honors
- 2018 Sacramento Magazine “Top Lawyers”
- 2018–2019, Northern California Super Lawyers
- 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
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
- Secured dismissal for hotel facing website ADA claims for client who is a franchisee of a prominent international hotel chain. The hotel faced Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California state law damage allegations regarding third-party booking websites and the identification of accessible rooms. The claims were brought by a disbarred Arizona attorney who is notorious for bringing numerous lawsuits against small businesses claiming minor ADA violations.
- Strojnik, Sr v. Pasadena Robles Acquisition, LLC - ADA website motion to dismiss in favor of client
- Hadley v. The Bridges Apartments – Housing harassment/discrimination demurer without leave to amend in favor of client
- Covey v. Response 1 – Labor claims demurrer without leave to amend in favor of client
- Jones v. Bradshaw Bar Group – Appellate (Ninth Circuit) affirmation of denial of plaintiff’s attorney fees in an ADA matter
- 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