Sean Mason is a seasoned attorney with expertise in Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate. He joined the Shoup Legal team, bringing fifteen years of experience from his private practice serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Ojai. At the heart of Sean’s work is his personal mission, which is to help people express their love for the people that are most important to them, and he’s thrilled to be pursuing this with Shoup Legal.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1994 he earned his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School. Notably, during his time at Whittier, he founded the Whittier Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Group and became a certified mediator with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, reflecting his passion for helping people relate and communicate more effectively. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1994.
Between 1994 and 2007, Sean was a senior consultant at a boutique management consulting firm. There, he sharpened his skills by training corporate management teams across the U.S., Canada, and Australia in principled negotiations, collaboration, and team dynamics.
Outside the office, Sean is a dedicated family man residing in Ojai, California, with his wife, son, and a pair of troublemaking labradoodles. He is an avid soccer fan, enjoys trail running, and treasures every moment spent with his loved ones.