April 26, 2024

Brian Shaw Expands Employment Litigation Team at Payne & Fears

Brian Shaw has joined Payne & Fears LLP as an Associate in the firm’s Employment Litigation Group. Brian focuses his practice on commercial litigation, business disputes, and employment law, including wage-and-hour violations, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims.

Before joining Payne & Fears, Brian was an associate for five years at Buchalter, where he was a member of the Products Liability and White Collar and Investigations practice groups.

Known for his attention to detail and top-notch advocacy, Brian excels in navigating complex litigated matters in state and federal courts across the country.

“We are excited to welcome Brian Shaw to P&F’s Employment Law Group,” said Amy Patton, the group’s co-chair “Brian has a multidisciplinary business litigation background, including trial and arbitration experience. With his experience, Brian will make an immediate impact for our team.”

A History of Success

Brian helped secure a defense award in a breach of contract dispute, where he argued evidentiary motions and examined percipient and expert witnesses.

He participated in the defense of a multinational manufacturer in a two-week jury trial in the Middle District of Florida.

Brian authored a demurrer that was sustained without leave to amend on all causes of action brought in a real estate dispute.

Get to Know Brian

What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy skiing, surfing, playing beach volleyball, and riding bikes on the strand.

Why did you join Payne & Fears?

I joined Payne & Fears to be a part of a talented team that will allow me to continue my business litigation practice and expand my employment law experience.

People would be surprised if they knew…

  • I went to college in South Carolina.
  • I can still recite (more or less) the first ~250 words of The Raven after an elementary school project.