Tom Shaver, one of the founding partners of Shaver, Korff & Castronovo, obtained his BA in Political Science and a minor in French from UCLA, and his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law. In 1975 he was admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Courts in California and the United States Supreme Court.
Since 1987 he has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and currently holds the rank of Advocate, and has successfully tried over 120 cases to jury verdict, including bad faith, personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability and employment. He is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and has been an Executive Board Committee Member of the organization, as well as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and twice been a delegate of the LACBA to the Annual State Convention. He was asked to give presentations, from the defense attorney’s perspective, at the annual Auto Accident Seminar and has been one of two defense attorneys to conduct the mock trial at the annual Las Vegas convention, for the plaintiff’s bar professional organization, CAALA. He has twice been a presenter at the Los Angeles ABOTA Chapter’s annual mock trial seminar, most recently in 2014, addressing voir dire and opening statements in a mild traumatic brain injury case from the defense perspective.
His areas of practice include insurance bad faith, personal injury, premises liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, Cumis triggering cases (Civil Code §2860) and products liability.