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Shannon Chaffin

Equity Partner

Central Valley

t: (559) 445-1580

d: (559) 702-1348


Shannon Chaffin is an Equity Partner in the Central Valley office handling a wide variety of legal issues including municipal law, land use, environmental, construction law, and all aspects of representing public agencies. He has served entities throughout the State ranging from public agencies in Sutter County to Los Angeles County.

Mr. Chaffin has served as the primary legal counsel for comprehensive updates for general plans, specific plans, and zoning ordinances, and has a broad range of experience with a variety of municipal law issues ranging from municipal transparency and ethics, to oil and gas operations and development of large retail and housing projects. He also has experience in hundreds of litigation proceedings involving matters including contract enforcement, personal injury, asset recovery, bond enforcement, bankruptcies, stop notices, land use approvals, CEQA challenges, civil rights and employment claims, and mediations and negotiations. Mr. Chaffin has assisted law enforcement as an 'on call' attorney for officer involved shootings and uses of critical force. In addition to his extensive city attorney experience, Mr. Chaffin has also advised multiple commissions including Planning Commissions, Historic Preservation Commission, Rent Stabilization Commission, Housing and Community Development Commission, and other commissions.

• City Attorney, Yuba City

• General Counsel, Madera County Transportation Commission

• Assistant City Attorney, King

• Assistant City Attorney, Madera

• Assistant City Attorney, Sanger

• Assistant City Attorney, Kerman

• Assistant General Counsel, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority

• City Attorney, King

• City Attorney, Arvin

• General Counsel, Del Rey Community Services District

• Senior Deputy City Attorney, Fresno

• State Bar of California

• US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern, CA

• US District Court, Eastern, CA

• US District Court, Northern, CA

San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review

Commendation, San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review

Multiple advanced CEQA workshops including for the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), AB 1234 and other training, and other conferences including the American Planning Association (APA) State Conference.

• Camping

• Forging

• Woodworking

  • Brigham Young University Law School, JD 2000, cum laude
  • Hillsdale College, BA 1997, magna cum laude