Shaun Dabby Jacobs

Conference of Delegates

Shaun Dabby Jacobs is the Supervisor of the CIvil Appellate Division in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. The division handles appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit, California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal, defending the City primarily against police excessive force and false arrest claims, employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and dangerous condition cases. Shaun has worked as a Deputy City Attorney in the City Attorney’s Office since 2002, having served in the Civil Appellate Division since 2016, where she conducted 37 oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeal and was lead counsel in five published decisions in the Court of Appeal. Before that, she was a trial deputy in the Employment Litigation Division for seven years, and worked in the Police Litigation Unit for four years. She also tried 30 criminal cases to verdict during a three-year stint in the Criminal Division of her office. Shaun served on the board of the City Attorney Women’s Association and has served on the Office’s Equity Panel since its inception. Outside the office, Shaun has served on the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors since 2002 and is the current Chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations. Shaun has taught legal issues in employment cases at LAPD’s Supervisor’s School, MCLE classes for the City Attorney’s Office, and various bar organizations. Shaun received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1996 and her B.A in political science and philosophy from U.C. Davis in 1992.