Erich Shiners


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Erich W. Shiners practices in the areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on traditional labor law. His practice includes representing public and non-profit employers in appellate and trial court litigation, arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings, and representation elections.

From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Shiners served as a Legal Adviser to a member of the Public Employment Relations Board, where he drafted Board decisions and represented the agency in appellate litigation. Prior to his State service, Mr. Shiners was an associate with the firm from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. Shiners is an advisor to the executive committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, and a former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review. He also served a three-year term on the executive committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. Mr. Shiners is an author and consultant for California Public Sector Labor Relations (LexisNexis) and an annual update author for Advising California Employers and Employees (CEB). He has served as an adjunct professor of Global Lawyering Skills at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and continues to coach the school’s moot court competition teams.

Related Experience

During law school, Mr. Shiners clerked at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., the Agricultural Labor Relations Board in Sacramento, and the Sacramento office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable M. Kathleen Butz at the Third District Court of Appeal.

Practice Areas

Labor Relations & Labor Law
Employment Law & Litigation
Workplace Investigations
Administrative Hearings & Arbitration


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, JD

Sacramento State University, BA

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California