New Silver & Wright LLP Attorney inspired to pursue law after the 1992 LA riots

Jan 3, 2022

Meet our new and experienced Attorney Arthur Shin! 

After initially being inspired to pursue a career in law after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, when his brother was carjacked, Arthur felt inclined to land a job that would greatly benefit communities across the state of California, including his hometown. 

“When I heard about my brother being carjacked, I was angry. At that time, I decided I wanted to become a police officer or a prosecutor. Having no idea how to become a police officer, I decided to go to law school to become a prosecutor.”

Arthur Shin, attorney

After graduating from Whittier Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree, and available jobs in the field were slim across the State of California, Arthur applied and interviewed at a handful of prosecutors’ offices. 

“I even applied with the LAPD and actually had a physical agility test setup. But the week I was set for the physical agility test back in 1997, I received a job offer at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.”

While he began his professional career as a prosecutor, Arthur brings over 25 years of litigation experience in criminal, civil, and administrative law to our firm. 

“Being a prosecutor can be exhilarating, fulfilling, disappointing and crushing, all in the same day. I loved every minute of being a prosecutor. It taught me a lot about the depravity of some people, the desperation of others, and it allowed me to play a small role in protecting the community I lived in from the harms of those individuals.”

Throughout his career, Arthur has worked day and night on hundreds of cases, but his favorites are those where justice was truly served. 

“I was once assigned to a case where two men kidnapped a woman coming home from her college classes. They physically grabbed her, forced her into her vehicle, and drove about 20 miles away. They held her down, threatened her and her family, assaulted her, and left her in the vehicle after stealing her valuables. Both men were eventually matched via DNA samples and sentenced to life for kidnapping and carjacking.”

What separates this New York born, Los Angeles County adopted native from other attorneys in our region is his commitment to the field and wide range of experience; which also includes working as a deputy district attorney and a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice. 

When Arthur is not working, he enjoys spending time with his children and wife; and can often be found in the kitchen cooking meals for his loved ones. 

Learn more about Arthur here


Located in Irvine, California, Serviam by Wright LLP is a leading law firm specializing in nuisance abatement, code enforcement, receiverships, municipal prosecution, liability defense, municipal services, court receiver, and hearing officer services.  Visit Serviam.Law for further information.