Shauna Cunningham


Shauna Cunningham

Partner & Co-Founder

Shauna focuses her practice on the representation of public entities, families, and businesses. She has particular expertise advising public entities – including local school districts – on personnel matters, litigation, governance issues, employee discipline, collective bargaining, and contracting.

Shauna is an expert in the field of education law. She has been recognized statewide for her work in special education litigation, where she has prevailed in numerous contested hearings resulting in published opinions.

Shauna’s career has spanned the fields of corporate transactions, commercial real estate, business and contract formation, business structuring, municipal law, and high-stakes litigation. She has worked at some of the top law firms in the country and the Central Coast. Her clients across the spectrum appreciate her practical approach to legal issues, one which always puts the best interests of the client first.

She has conducted highly-sensitive workplace investigations on behalf of public entities and private businesses. As a family law practitioner, her background allows her to handle division of assets at any level of complexity. She uses her skill as both an advocate and a negotiator to achieve optimal results for her clients.

In addition to her law practice, Shauna currently is a professor at the San Luis Obispo College of Law. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).


Partner, Carmel & Naccasha LLP (San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles)

Attorney, Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard LLP (San Luis Obispo)

Attorney, Fiske & Harvey LLP (Northern Virginia)

Attorney, Venable LLP (Northern Virginia)

Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (San Francisco)


Shauna is admitted to practice in all California state courts and the Central District of California.


  • Bachelor of Science, Anthropology, Santa Clara University (1999)
  • Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) (2004)


Shauna lives in Templeton with her husband Jordan and their four children. She teaches contract law as a Professor at the San Luis Obispo College of Law. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors on the beautiful Central Coast and spending time with her friends and family.