Tax Attorney Shawn Spaulding headshotTax Attorney in San Diego

Shawn Spaulding is a Tax Attorney in San Diego that 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 under served 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 Tax Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Accordingly, 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.

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Meet The Team

Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M), University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor (JD), cum laude, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

          • Law Review Member/Editor

Bachelors in Business Administration (BSBA), cum laude, Trident University

Certified Tax Law Specialist

  • The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Adjunct Professor - Grossmont-Cuyamaca 

  • Financial Accounting

  • Introduction to Business

Licensed to Practice Law in California

    o State Bar Number 298885

United States District Court – Southern District of California

United States Tax Court


    o U.S. Army Veteran

    o Rank SSG (E-6)


    o Fort Leavenworth, KS

    o Afghanistan

    o Fort Bliss, TX