Neil B. Shouse
About Neil B. ShouseAn honors graduate of UC-Berkeley and Harvard Law School, Neil Shouse served five years as Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. He prosecuted more than 60 criminal trials, and handled more than 1,000 evidentiary hearings. He earned a reputation as one of the toughest and most successful trial prosecutors, with an astounding 96% success rate in felony criminal jury trials to verdict.
As a trial prosecutor, Mr. Shouse's cases ranged from DUIs and drug charges to complex, high profile murders. He worked in close partnership with police, detectives, the California Highway Patrol, criminalists and fellow prosecutors.
Among his cases was the successful prosecution of Shadae Schmidt, a college student who shot and killed her mother and then staged a fake robbery scene. Shadae Schmidt was defended at the trial by Michael Jackson lawyer Thomas Messereau.
Mr. Shouse frequently speaks as a guest legal commentator on national television. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Court TV, Fox News Channel and Public Television.
Prior to serving as a trial prosecutor, Mr. Shouse was a litigator for several of the nation's top law firms, including the global law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. In that role, he represented such clients as AT&T, Microsoft, Metropolitan Life, Western Union and KPMG.
Directory Practice Areas
- Animal & Dog Law
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Environmental Law
- Intellectual Property
- Military Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Univ of California Berkeley||Undergraduate Degree|
|Harvard Univ Law School||Law Degree|
|Member, Nevada State Bar|
|Member, National College of DUI Defense|
|Member, CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION|
|Member, California State Bar|
|Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: California Criminal Defense Blog
Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18 Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction New York City Cop May Have Coerced Confessions People v Beltran: CA Supreme Court Clarifies "Voluntary Manslaughter" Law California Supreme Court Overturns Three-Strikes Sentence Enhancement Deceived, Deported and Dejected: Supreme Court Will Not Apply Padilla Retroactively for Countless Immigrants “Lifting Liberty”: California Lawmakers Amend C.P.C 666 (Petty Theft with a Prior) The Prosecution of Cop Killers: Who Will Handle the Case Against Christopher Jordan Dorner? Courts Must Prepare for Proposition 36 Cases
Blog: DUI Blogger
Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws? Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard? Stoned Politics? Senator Correa's SB 289 Zero Tolerance Drugged DUI Law Safety Checks on Capital Punishment Destroying Evidence Can Land You in Hot Water Offering False Evidence is a Bad Idea Police On the Lookout for DUI's On the July 4th Holiday Civil Compromise in California Hit & Run Cases
Blog: Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog
Indictment expected for pastor suspected of Las Vegas murder 800,000 criminal records missing from Nevada repository $2 million bail set for retired teacher charged with murder Man gets up to 20 years for attempting to kill stepfather Dead Nevada prisoner has murder conviction reversed Las Vegas Woman Charged for Having 1,000 Identities Las Vegas Prostitute Claims She Killed Pimp in Self-Defense Nevada Supreme Court Tosses Out Rape Conviction Erin Brockovich-Ellis Convicted of Boating under the Influence at Lake Mead
Trying to figure out why Twitter is all the rage. I mean, isn't this like a less sophisticated Facebook?— Neil B. Shouse (@neilshouse) September 2, 2009
Did CNN interview today; grilling wild Alaskan king salmon for din din; meeting up with friends later in WeHo— Neil B. Shouse (@neilshouse) September 2, 2009