At shulman bunn  LLP, we practice with the highest standards of professionalism at all times. We respond promptly to client needs and concerns arising during the course of representation but also strive to anticipate those needs as much as possible and address them proactively. In every matter, large or small, we work to deliver effective and efficient legal services. We take great pride in our skill at finding both practical and creative solutions tailored to meet the needs of each client. This is what "integrity" means to us, and this is the value we offer to you as a prospective client.

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Civil Litigation and Appellate Law Attorneys

Mission Statement

Our practice is primarily focused on:

Providing representation for individual and business clients with real property-related concerns, including  real property

Representing appellants and respondents alike in civil appeals in both federal and California state appellate courts

With more than 100 years of combined experience in these practice areas, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience required to address any problem or need you may have. To learn more, call our Newport Beach appellate attorneys at 949-777-6306 today or contact our office online.

A Newport Beach Law Firm Focused On Real Property Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation (Creditors' Rights) and Civil Appeals


Familiar sayings such as "bigger isn't always better" or "too many cooks spoil the broth" are worth bearing in mind when choosing a law firm.

In fact, law firms with dozens, hundreds and even thousands of attorneys often fail miserably at providing clients with easy access to their attorneys, at being responsive to client needs and concerns throughout the process, and at delivering effective legal services in an efficient manner.

At shulman bunn  LLP, you'll find a close-knit team of four attorneys who possess complementary strengths and more than 100 years of combined experience in matters of real property, real property litigation, creditors' rights in bankruptcy litigation, and civil appeals in both federal and California state appellate courts. Read about Stephanie Shulman's Appellate Decisions.

This experience has given us extensive knowledge of the different issues and case aspects involved in our work, and it enables us to analyze our clients' cases on a deeper level, to strategize more effectively, and to excel at finding both practical and creative solutions to problems of every imaginable type.

Our Team

Stephanie J. Shulman


STEPHANIE J. SHULMAN is a founding partner of shulman bunn  LLP. Her practice has evolved from over 20 years as a litigator for two of the top five national title insurance companies. She has tried cases throughout the State of California. Ms. Shulman also managed a legal department responsible for claims administration and litigation as Sr. Vice-President/Regional Counsel for a major title insurance company. Ms. Shulman was the successful trial and appellate attorney in three published cases:  Wilson v. Steele (1989) 211 Cal. App. 3d 1053; Vershbow v. Reiner (1991) 231 Cal. App. 3d 879; and Hellweg v. Cassidy (1998) 61 Cal. App. 4th 806.

Richard A. Bunn


RICHARD A. BUNN is a founding partner of shulman bunn  LLP.  His practice focuses on all phases of civil litigation, including mediation, arbitration, trial and appellate work.  In his over 20 years of practice, he has handled complex litigation bringing cases to conclusion via summary judgment.  Mr. Bunn has collected over $20M in settlements and judgments for clients.  He has briefed and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Ninth Circuit and the California Courts of Appeal, obtaining the relief sought.  He has tried cases to verdict in state, federal district and bankruptcy courts.  He has litigated with resources of a small firm against the largest firms in the United States.  Mr. Bunn applies his tremendous and sophisticated litigation background to all types of litigation and procedural issues.

Robert S. Davis

Of Counsel


ROBERT S. DAVIS began his legal career in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp where he developed his tried and true trial techniques in defending servicemen subject to court martial. After leaving the Army, he became interested in civil litigation focusing for the last 25 years on real property litigation. He has worked for two of the top five national title insurance companies as in-house litigator, Regional Counsel and General Counsel.

Patricia M. Snyder

Of Counsel


PATRICIA M. SNYDER is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she received her B.A. in 1979 and her J.D. in 1982. She has practiced law in California since December of 1982. Ms. Snyder is also licensed to practice in Colorado. She has over twenty eight years of experience primarily in real property and general business litigation. Ms. Snyder has expertise in complex litigation including class action securities litigation, ownership rights along the California coastline and business torts. She has represented numerous financial institutions in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts. Her jury trial experience includes a nine month real estate fraud trial in San Francisco. Ms. Snyder has represented clients in federal courts and the Ninth Circuit. Before the Ninth Circuit, she helped establish precedent relating to secondary liability in federal securities law in Wright v. Schock, 571 F.Supp. 642 (N.D. Cal. 1983), aff'd, 742 F.2d 541 (9th Cir. 1984). Four of Ms. Snyder’s successful appeals have been published.

Serving Orange County, Los Angeles County and Southern California


Accessibility and responsive client service are two of our most important strengths. As a client of shulman bunn  LLP, you will have direct access to your attorney (or attorneys) and open lines of communication throughout the process. We never want any client to feel "in the dark" about what's happening with their case, and we always do our best to make certain they never do.

Contact us online or call our Newport Beach law offices at 949-777-6306 to schedule an initial consultation with us today.

If you have any interest at stake in a real property related dispute in Orange County, Los Angeles County or any other county in Southern California, or if you are a creditor seeking to assert your rights in a bankruptcy proceeding, consider the integrity, depth of experience and commitment to client service you will find at the Newport Beach law firm of shulman bunn LLP.

shulman bunn LLP  is founded on the principle that success is built on integrity, responsiveness, providing effective and efficient legal services, and finding practical and creative solutions to meet our clients' needs.

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