Shawna Forbes-King


Shawna Forbes-King is an attorney at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Shawna earned her bachelor’s degree with Honors at California State University San Bernardino. She was an Academic Merit Scholar at Loyola Law School, where she served on the Moot Court Board and was awarded her Juris Doctor degree. Shawna is also an ABA Moot Court Competition Regional Best Brief award recipient. Shawna’s practice focuses on asbestos litigation, premises liability, product liability, and toxic tort cases. She is a member of the American Association for Justice as well as the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and she is a graduate of the CAALA Plaintiffs Trial Academy. Shawna is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California.

Areas of Practice

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Volunteer, Domestic Violence Center, Santa Monica, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 2011
  • California State University, San Bernardino, California, B.A. with Honors, 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Honors & Awards

  • ABA Moot Court Competition Regional Best Brief, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Moot Court Board, Loyola Law School, 2010-2011
  • Academic Merit Scholar, Loyola Law School 2008-2011

Other Appointments

  • Graduate, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Plaintiffs Trial Academy, 2017
  • Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013-Present
  • Certified Law Clerk, East Los Angeles Division, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, 2011
  • Certified Law Clerk, Family Violence Unit, San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office, 2009-2010
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Oswald Parada, U.S. District Magistrate Court, Central District of California, Summer 2009

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

Call 800.226.9880