Shaun D. Culbreath is an Associate Attorney practicing law with Calone & Harrel Law Group, LLP, since June 2018. Mr. Culbreath obtained his B.A. from Asbury University, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School in 2007, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in litigation. Mr. Culbreath graduated law school 3rd out of 287 in his class, was a Law Review senior editor, was a Moot Court finalist and awarded Best Advocate, and received the Certificates of Merit (highest grade) for numerous courses. Mr. Culbreath is admitted to practice in the State of California, Eastern and Northern United States District Court of California, and before the United State Tax Court. Mr. Culbreath practices litigation and transactional law.
Mr. Culbreath has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in a variety of civil litigation matters before federal and state courts, including: trust litigation, wrongful termination and wage and hour cases, discrimination and retaliation cases, partnership and corporate disputes, legal-malpractice actions, mechanics lien and construction disputes, real-property and eminent-domain cases, intellectual-property infringement cases, and child custody and marital dissolution proceedings.
Mr. Culbreath has represented clients in a variety of transactional matters, including: estate planning, trust administration, corporate asset sales, business structuring and formation, business mergers and conversions, trademark filings and office actions, unemployment hearings and appeals, employee policies and procedures, construction bond disputes, CSLB licensing disputes, various areas of contracts, and celebrity endorsements.
Mr. Culbreath also has extensive experience representing entities and individuals before the IRS, FTB, EDD and tax agencies of various states, providing audit defense, appeals representation, US Tax Court petitions, back-tax liability resolution. He has successfully negotiated numerous wage-garnishment and bank-levy releases, and has saved taxpayers over $1 million through offers-in-compromises.