San Diego Tax Attorney


Spaulding Legal, APC is an integrity-driven San Diego tax attorney, dedicated to providing transparent representation through unparalleled client communication and engagement. Through our client-focused process we develop precise legal strategies to secure a positive solution to tax controversies. Accordingly, we provide our clients with peace-of-mind through successful tax representation, resolution, and prevention.

Our overall objective is to provide individuals and small businesses with the tools necessary to eliminate uncertainty and take control. By understanding our clients’ specific needs we reduce risks, ensure compliance, and save tax dollars. Our commitment to innovative thinking and continued growth is the foundation to providing outstanding results.


Tax Attorney Shawn Spaulding has dedicated his professional career to protecting the rights of taxpayers. After spending several tax seasons working in the legal department of the largest tax preparation company in the United States Shawn went on to pursue his LL.M (Master of Laws Degree) in Taxation at the University Of San Diego School Of Law. While completing the advanced tax program Shawn provided tax resolution services to the underserved community through the school’s clinic.

Shawn has accomplished high marks throughout his academic career graduating with honors in both his Bachelors (BSBA) and Juris Doctor (Law Degree) programs. He continued to excel while completing his LL.M (Master of Laws) in Taxation at the highest ranked tax program west of the Mississippi. Shawn has parlayed his strong academic foundation into becoming a zealous advocate that continues to exceed client expectations.

After completing his LL.M in Taxation Shawn has gone on to defend hundreds of individuals and businesses dealing with Federal and State tax controversies ranging from collection matters to audits. Over the years, Shawn has developed into an experienced tax negotiator, accomplished tax strategist, and ardent student of the law.


  • Ethics and Integrity

  • Accountability

  • Transparent Communication

  • Results Driven

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Leadership