The Law Office of Larry R. Shockey

Firm Overview

SOLO PRACTICE Practice areas include: Civil and Criminal Appeals, General Business Matters Real Estate: Title Matters, Landlord/Tenant, Wrongful Eviction

Practice areas include:

Civil and Criminal Appeals
General Business Matters
Real Estate: Title Matters, Landlord/Tenant, Wrongful Eviction
Consumer Fraud
Civil Rights
Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury
Simple Wills and Trusts
Domestic Violence
Guardianship and Conservatorship Matters
Administrative Law Criminal Defense

Whether you are suing or being sued, you will find that The Law Office of Larry R. Shockey is a full service law firm, representing clients in virtually all practice areas, except for immigration, divorce and bankruptcy proceedings.

In 2002, I left the big law firms behind to establish my own solo practice of law. The purpose was to enable me to tailor my practice to help the clients I was really interested in. Since then, I've represented many individual and small business clients, both as plaintiffs and as defendants in a wide range of areas: domestic violence defense, restraining orders, criminal defense (misdemeanors only), trade mark infringement, business torts, breach of contract, trip and fall cases, cruelty to animals, theft and conversion of personal property, unlawful detainer and wrongful eviction cases and many others.

Fee schedules are negotiated with clients to enable them to get the most representation for their dollar whether it is on an hourly, flat fee, incremental flat fee or contingency fee basis. Being small means my overhead is low, which enables me to keep the cost of my services to a minimum.

I believe that the merits of your case, not the size of your bank account, should determine whether your case is successful.

Often, the excellent legal representation necessary to achieve a good outcome is available only to wealthy people and large companies. My practice serves the people of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa Counties as well as the greater Bay Area. I strive to make effective representation available to people of all walks of life, providing the same high level of service regardless of the fee arrangements with clients.

Unlike many attorneys, I strive to keep my clients informed of significant developments in their cases and actively involve the client as a participant in the case. I want to make sure that you, the client, acts as the decision maker in all of my cases.

San Francisco Bay Area residents come to the Law Office of Larry R. Shockey because I have a proven track record of achieving outstanding results for my clients. I strive to provide my clients with the personalized and attentive service that being small makes possible. I concentrate on your legal needs, providing you with a clear, understandable, and detailed analysis of the legal issues facing you.

I take the time to communicate directly with you in plain English about the complex legal procedures, problems, and economic risk factors that may affect the outcome of your case.

Fees and Costs
Fees are negotiated and tailored to your financial needs and comfort levels. In appropriate cases, fees may be payable as a flat fee or an incremental flat fee. A flat fee enables you to know with certainty how much your representation will cost, and are earned when paid. Some cases, such as appeals may be arranged on an incremental flat fee so you will always know how much each step of the process will cost.

Most cases are billed on an hourly basis with itemized monthly statements. On rare occasions, cases are accepted on a contingency (or percentage) basis. A modest retainer is required in most cases. This solidifies the attorney-client relationship.

Clients are asked to pay for costs as they are incurred. That way you will always know how much your case is costing as you go along so there won't be any surprises at the end of the case. Major costs are always discussed with the client in advance. That way you play an important part of forming the strategy for your case.

Initial 30 minute consultations are free of charge. Although I do not accept credit cards directly, I can accept your credit card payments utilizing my PayPal account.

Main Office

1728 Ocean Avenue, No. 205
San Francisco  CA  94112
  • 415-584-0134
  • 415-584-2331

Larry R. Shockey


Juris Doctor, 1979
Oklahoma City University
School of Law
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  The Queen's College
Oxford, England
Summer, 1978  Bachelor of Science, 1975
Agricultural Economics
Business & Marketing Option
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 
Chickasha High School, 1971
Chickasha, Oklahoma 


1993 - 1996 and 2004 to Present
Practice areas include:
  Civil and Criminal Appeals
  General Business Matters
  Real Estate: Title Matters, Landlord/Tenant, Wrongful Eviction
  Consumer Fraud
  Civil Rights
  Wrongful Termination
  Personal Injury
  Simple Wills and Trusts
  Domestic Violence
  Guardianship and Conservatorship Matters
  Administrative Law
  Criminal Defense

1996 - 2003
Small, AV rated plaintiff’s firm focusing on civil rights, employment discrimination and wrongful termination. Also carried a broad caseload covering administrative matters, labor and employment, real estate, contract, criminal defense, landlord tenant, DUI and personal injury work. Responsible for all aspects of caseload, including heavy client contact, law and motion, discovery, research, writing, pre-trial and trial.

City of Stillwater, Oklahoma
1980 - 1982
Primary litigator for a city of 50,000. Prosecuted civil and criminal cases in District (i.e., Superior) Court. Represented the City in all legal matters including representation in all municipal and state courts. Supervised outside counsel who were retained to represent the City in technical matters. Chief legal advisor to all city Departments and Commissions. Responsible for drafting, revising, reviewing and construing ordinances, charter provisions, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents before being presented to the City Commission for their action. Substantially decreased expenditures made for outside counsel by hiring a full-time assistant attorney and assuming more of the litigation as an in-house function.

State of Oklahoma
1982 - 1983
Investigated official misconduct of elected officials not subject to impeachment proceedings, and to institute removal and ouster proceedings against them where the evidence warranted. Also conducted investigations prior to the calling of a Grand Jury, as well as conducting proceedings before the Grand Jury, including any necessary proceedings subsequent thereto. Investigations many times involved subpoenaing several years of public financial and business records covering every aspect of the operations of a municipality and the distillation of that information into useable form.

Office of Citizen Complaints
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco, California 1983 - 1996
The Office of Citizen Complaints is a civilian-staffed agency which is responsible for investigating citizens' complaints of misconduct of San Francisco Police Officers. Responsible for organizing an investigative hearing section, writing the rules and procedures for the hearings, hiring hearing officers, scheduling hearings, and approving decisions. Supervised investigative staff and assisted the Director in the development of office systems, programs and paper flow systems. Extensively investigated complaints.

Professional, Non-profit, and Religious Organizations

Oklahoma Bar Association, 1979 - 2000
California Bar Association, 1993 - Present
Bar Association of San Francisco, 1993 - Present
Intergroup Clearinghouse, 1984 - 1987
Youth Advocates, 1994 - 1996
C. Hillside Village Homeowners AssociationRestoration Advisory Board, Presido of San Francisco, 1995 - 1997

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1979
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oxford University
    none , 1978
    Oxford, NU
    Summer internship program through The Queens College in Oxford, England. (Obviously, "Nunavut" is incorrect. The system does not have "England" as a choice and the field is required.)
  • Oklahoma State University
    Batchelor of Science , 1975
    Stillwater, OK

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