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Sean graduated from UNLV (2000) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Thereafter, Sean graduated cum laude from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law (2003). While attending Boyd School of Law, Sean was a staff editor of the Nevada Law Journal, and a member of the National Moot Court team. Sean also won the Society of Advocates oral argument competition as a second year law student.
In 2009, Sean was elected by his peers to serve on the Board of the Boyd School of Law Alumni Association. Sean has served as both the Vice President and President of this board. In 2010, Sean was named the Alumni of the year for the Boyd School of Law, which is the highest and most prestigious alumni award given by the school.
Sean has also been recognized by Legal Aid of Southern Nevada for his Pro Bono work he has done over the year and also acts as an arbitrator for personal injury cases throughout the Las Vegas area. Additionally, Sean is an adjunct professor at UNLV Boyd School of Law, where he teaches Law Practice Management.
Sean is also on the faculty of the most prestigious trial college in the country, The Keenan Ball Trial College, where he instructs other top trial attorneys from around the country. Sean has been recognized by many attorneys as one of the top trial attorneys in Nevada. It is no wonder that attorneys all over the country have requested him to consult or co-counsel on cases that are proceeding to trial.
In 2010, Sean was named the Alumni of the year for the Boyd School of Law, which is the highest and most prestigious alumni award given by the school.
Sean is also the owner of Paramount Focus Groups, which primarily conducts focus relating to personal injury type cases. On average Paramount Focus Groups conducts focus groups on over 100 different cases/topics each year. Sean has achieved an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and a perfect 10.0 rating by AVVO. The Martindale–Hubbell PEER REVIEW RATINGS are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The Martindale–Hubbell PEER REVIEW RATINGS reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating. AV Preeminent is the highest possible ranking, and is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
After graduating from Boyd School of Law, Sean was employed at a high-profile criminal defense law firm. After working for this firm for over two and a half years, Sean made the decision to start his own firm. On January 1, 2005, Sean opened his law firm with a single client and one employee. Today Claggett & Sykes Law Firm has eighteen employees, including 6 attorneys, and has hundreds of active litigation and claims files.
Sean’s success as a trial lawyer has allowed him to expand his philanthropic passion. Sean and his firm have donated both time and money to charities such as the Challenged Athletes Foundation, HELP of Southern Nevada, Three Square, Child Seekers, March of Dimes, Greg Maddux Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada just to name a few.
In his spare time, Sean enjoys cycling, playing and coaching baseball, traveling and spending time with his wife and two kids.