J.L. Sean Slattery
J.L. Sean Slattery is a Partner at Slattery, Sobel & DeCamp, LLP. As a founding member of the firm, his practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Slattery represents clients from a broad range of industries, including technology, service, manufacturing, agricultural, insurance and automotive. Mr. Slattery also serves as general counsel for many small businesses and industry leaders such as:
- Annona Company, LLC
- Accutek Packaging and Equipment Company, Inc.
- Dynamic Auto Images, Inc.
- GoAhead Solutions, LLC
- KTL Business Insurance Services, Inc.
- Pro Tool & Equipment, Inc.
- Quiver Boardworks, LLC
- Spinemark Corporation
Mr. Slattery’s experience includes preparing many cases for trial and/or binding arbitration, including a recent victory in a binding arbitration where Mr. Slattery represented a former independent contractor/employee. His client sued his former employer for breach of contract (unpaid insurance commissions) and various tortuous business practices. Additionally, Mr. Slattery defended his client against accusations of misappropriating trade secret information and impermissibly setting up a competing business in breach of his independent contractor’s agreement. The arbitrator ruled in favor of Mr. Slattery’s client on 11 of the 12 counts and awarded his client almost $200,000 in total damages, including most of the cost of the arbitration, amounting to $28,000. The cross-complaint against the client was dismissed in its entirety.
Mr. Slattery has a strong command of litigation strategies designed to be dispositive of the dispute prior to protracted, expensive litigation. As an example, Mr. Slattery drafted, argued and won a motion for a writ of possession wherein a Los Angeles County superior court ordered a multinational beverage company to forfeit an $800,000 pressurized beverage packing machine to its rightful owner pursuant to a breach of an asset purchase agreement. In addition, Mr. Slattery drafted, argued and won a motion for summary judgment for a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturing client against allegations of fraud and product liability. In addition, Mr. Slattery defeated class certification in a case where over 1000 employees were allegedly denied meal and rest breaks as well as overtime pay.
Prior to founding Slattery, Sobel & DeCamp, LLP, Mr. Slattery developed and honed his advocacy skills while working as an attorney at one of the world’s most respected law firms, Winston & Strawn, LLP. Mr. Slattery received his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where he graduated with honors and ranked 21 in a graduating class of over 200. In addition, he was a member of the Catholic University Law Review. During law school, Mr. Slattery also worked as one of only two highly coveted law clerk positions in the legal department of Amtrak in Washington, DC. In 1993, he received a B.A. in communication from the University of California, San Diego.
Mr. Slattery is a member of the State Bar of California, licensed to practice in all of California’s state and federal courts. He is also a member of the San Diego Bar Association. He enjoys spending time with his two children and loving wife. He also enjoys surfing, golfing, basketball and kickboxing.