- Sacramento County Bar Association, Construction and Employment Law Sections
916-446-2300, Ext. 3010
Practice Area(s): Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Labor and Employment
Shawn Joost’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction and employment law. Shawn has more than ten years of experience in complex litigation, including business contracts, real estate matters, trade secrets, construction disputes, securities, employment, and mass torts. She is experienced in both the prosecution and defense of claims.
In addition to her extensive legal career with highly-respected California firms, Shawn brings several years of experience as an Executive Director and Senior Manager with non-profit organizations, spanning the fields of legal services, education, and health. Her experience directing these organizations provides a unique and valuable perspective on the real-world business issues faced by her clients.
Shawn received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, she was awarded the Order of the Coif as well as American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil and Criminal Procedure. She also served as a Note Editor on the Hastings Law Journal. Shawn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Active in the community, Shawn currently serves on the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Children’s Miracle Network Business Advisory Council and volunteers as a classroom facilitator for Operation Protect & Defend, which provides civic education in public schools.
Published Case: Forster v. Superior Court (1992) 11 CalApp.4th 782, Joost (Britton), Shawn, M.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 1990, Order of the Coif
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Political Science, 1985