Born in Reno, Nevada; admitted to bar 1981, Nevada; 1982 California; 1983 U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Education: University of Nevada – Reno (B.A., 1977); California Western School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1981); member, Law Review.
Member: Member, State Bar of Nevada; State Bar of California; Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys (ACTL); Associate, American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA); Defense Research Institute; American Inns of Court (Master Emeritus); Best Lawyers, Northern California / Reno, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2001-present), Products Liability (2013-present); Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Shaffer is a former Washoe County Deputy District Attorney (Criminal Division), and a longtime partner in Wait & Shaffer, a major Nevada defense litigation firm. He has tried numerous cases to jury verdict, including product liability, automobile accident, and negligent security cases. He joined the firm in 2004.