Shane Cahill has a depth of experience defending and representing employers involved in disputes and litigation with their employees. In over 14 years of practice, Mr. Cahill has represented and counseled an array of small and large businesses, including national hotel chains, hospitality-management companies, retailers, hospitals and healthcare providers, veterinarian practices, restaurants, nightclubs, athletic clubs, non-profit organizations, as well as law, accounting, architectural, and engineering firms.

Mr. Cahill routinely counsels employers on wage-and-hour compliance issues, employment policies and practices, leaves of absence and disability-related obligations, and employee hiring and terminations. Mr. Cahill also drafts employee handbooks and personnel manuals, conducts anti-harassment training, and assists employers in handling harassment claims and investigations.

In addition to his counseling practice, Mr. Cahill is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. He defends employers against...More

Shane Cahill has a depth of experience defending and representing employers involved in disputes and litigation with their employees. In over 14 years of practice, Mr. Cahill has represented and counseled an array of small and large businesses, including national hotel chains, hospitality-management companies, retailers, hospitals and healthcare providers, veterinarian practices, restaurants, nightclubs, athletic clubs, non-profit organizations, as well as law, accounting, architectural, and engineering firms.

Mr. Cahill routinely counsels employers on wage-and-hour compliance issues, employment policies and practices, leaves of absence and disability-related obligations, and employee hiring and terminations. Mr. Cahill also drafts employee handbooks and personnel manuals, conducts anti-harassment training, and assists employers in handling harassment claims and investigations.

In addition to his counseling practice, Mr. Cahill is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. He defends employers against wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and defamation lawsuits. Mr. Cahill also represents employers in wage-and-hour class actions and lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and he has in-depth knowledge of the enforceability of employment-arbitration agreements and class-action waivers. Mr. Cahill has represented businesses and employers in state and federal court and in administrative proceedings before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Beyond his employment law practice, Mr. Cahill represents lawyers in professional liability matters, and he has substantial experience in general litigation and insurance defense (including tort, personal injury, wrongful death, and premises liability claims and lawsuits). He also handles appellate matters and has argued before the 1st and 5th District California Courts of Appeal.
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F: 415-397-6392


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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition

Academics

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA, J.D. 2003, 2nd in Class
  • California State University Fresno, Fresno, California

Admissions

  • Member of the California Bar

Recent Accomplishments

  • Defense verdict in jury trial – served as first chair trial counsel
  • Summary judgment in Sonoma County Superior Court in premises liability action
  • Summary judgment in Shasta County on behalf of engineering firm alleged to have negligently designed a parking facility
Professional & Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
Publications
  • ALERT–SF Health Care Security Ordinance Annual Reporting Deadline is April 30, 2012
  • Bleavins v. Demarest (2011) 196 Cali.App.4th 1533
Representative Matters
  • Special focus on defending lawyers and law firms, medical professionals and other professional service providers

Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Professional liability defense
  • Jury trial and binding arbitration experience
  • Appeals

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