Shawn Alves

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse


Vanderbilt University Law School

J.D., 2014

University of Florida, B.A.


Bar and Court Admissions

Arizona 2022

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2016

Florida 2014

Shawn J. Alves

Associate Attorney

Professional Bio

Shawn J. Alves is an associate in the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Milligan Lawless, P.C., where he practices commercial litigation and health care law. Shawn previously gained significant trial experience while serving as an attorney in the Air Force Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG).

Shawn received his commission as an Air Force officer in 2016 and finished his Air Force career as Senior Prosecutor. As a Senior Prosecutor, Shawn was responsible for prosecuting complex and high visibility crimes. Shawn gained substantial experience working with expert witnesses and specialized in trying cases with complex digital forensic evidence.

Shawn also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney where he led prosecution of Federal civil misdemeanor and criminal misconduct brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Western Texas. Prior to joining the Air Force, Shawn practiced commercial litigation, focusing on creditor/lender rights litigation, commercial real estate disputes, and construction defect litigation.

Professional Recognition

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal

Professional Leadership

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Florida