Erich W. Shiners

Erich W. Shiners Senior Counsel

Erich Shiner, Senior Counsel in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Sacramento Office, provides assistance to clients in matters pertaining to employment law, litigation services, labor relations and negotiation services. Well-versed in the litigation process, Erich has successfully represented public and non-profit employers in appellate and trial court litigation, arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings and representation election­s.

Erich recently helped a city client prevail in the court of appeal against a claim of vested retiree medical benefit contributions. He also successfully litigated one of the first published court of appeal decisions interpreting the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013, San Joaquin County Correctional Officers Assn. v. County of San Joaquin (2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 1090.

From 2008-2011, Erich 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.

Erich 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. Erich 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.

Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Erich received his JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and BA from Sacramento State University. During law school, Erich 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.

Education

  • BA, California State University, Sacramento

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Labor & Employment Law Section Incoming Secretary, State Bar of California, Sept 2010 – Present

Revision Co-Editor – California Public Sector Labor Relations, State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section, 2014 - Present

Annual Update Author, CEB – Continuing Education of the Bar, 2012 – Present

Member of Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (City of Galt), 2014 - Present

Labor Advisor, California Public Employment Relations Board, 2008-2011

Education

  • BA, California State University, Sacramento

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

8 December 2017
Speaking Engagements

What Are They Thinking? Demystifying The PERB Process

California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference Monterey
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Education

  • BA, California State University, Sacramento

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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