Once upon a time, Sean was sure he’d become an engineer or scientist — but it wasn’t long before the chance to make a difference as an attorney began calling his name. After taking a year to explore Europe, he managed a legal aid store, then launched into law school where he fine-tuned his love of civics and constitutional law.

Starting out at a small law firm in Pleasanton, he found he excelled at handling employment matters of all kinds (litigation and advice and counsel), and it became his specialty.

Sean came aboard at Ad Astra in 2016 and is known for being extremely skilled, detail-oriented, flexible, and fast-thinking when it comes to his clients’ needs and rapidly-developing legal matters.

On a day off, Sean is often sailing, walking his dog, playing soccer, or spending time with his family.

California State Courts
California State Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, University of California San Diego (minor in Law and Society)
J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law

Representative Matters

  • Numerous successful resolutions for lawsuits on behalf of both employers and employees
  • Successfully defended and settled Labor Commissioner proceedings

Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016 – 2021

Ad Astra Law Group Employment Law Update for 2018, Presenter, 2018

The 2016 Employment Law Updates and Its Impacts on the 2017 Landscape LIVE Webcast (The Knowledge Group), Presenter, 2017

California Employment Law Update – New Laws for 2017, Presenter, 2016

Managing Your Workforce, Presenter, 2016

Getting Ready for 2016: Employment Law Update, Presenter, 2015

Managing your Workforce in 2015, Presenter, 2014

Cleaning House: Getting Ready for 2014, Presenter, 2013

Management, Effective Performance & Terminations in the Workplace, Presenter, 2012

We will also be doing a new employment laws presentation in January this year again at Ad Astra. At the end of January I will be speaking on a CLE panel for the BASF solo/small firm conference.

Board member and officer for Californians Advancing Civic Education, a local non-profit. Volunteer and local competition coordinator for the Center for Civic Education.

Board Member, Californians Advancing Civic Education (I’m on the board and the corporate secretary).

Volunteer, We The People program, Center for Civic Education.

  1. What is your favorite vacation spot?
    Maui, or perhaps northern and western continental Europe (Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, etc.)
  2. What’s your favorite quote?
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
    –Edmund Burke
  3. What is your favorite food?