Dave Shaneyfelt has taken his experience as a seasoned civil litigator in state and federal courts across the country and used it to unpack what scholars and historians can tell us about the greatest trial in history – the Trial of Jesus Christ. He has been lecturing on the Trial, to large and small audiences, for more than fifteen years. One aspect of that Trial is the person and role of Pontius Pilate and the lessons that CEOs and leaders can draw from it. Dave’s fast-paced, highly-detailed PowerPoint presentation probes this history and shows its relevance to decision-making of all kinds.
Dave is an attorney with The Alvarez Firm in its Calabasas, California, office where he represents corporations in disputes against insurance companies and general business litigation. He is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C. and is rated “AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated,” the top rating, 5.0 out of 5.0, by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell.
He is also a writer, and has published more than 50 articles in the National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, as well as in various legal and professional journals, including, most recently, in the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. He is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, where he worked from 1997 to 2005, before returning to the practice of law. He earned his law degree at Willamette College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he was senior editor of the law review.