Shayne J. Heller LaChapelle



Location: Calabasas, California

Phone: 818-591-6388

Fax: 818-591-6399

Experienced and Successful: The Attorneys of Heller Law Firm, APC in Los Angeles

Southern California has countless personal injury law firms. Many of them are excellent. However, when you contact us, you will quickly discover the differences between our law firm and so many others. We will return your calls; we will be attentive to your concerns and respond to all of your questions in clear and detailed ways; we will give you peace of mind because we offer personal service to each of our clients. We believe in taking fewer cases than many other law firms. This allows us to maximize our effort for our clients. In addition to treating you individually with respect and compassion, when you call us, you will always have one of our two leading attorneys as your lawyer: Stephen H. Heller or Shayne Heller LaChapelle.

A Native of Southern California and Highly Sought-After Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney

Shayne Heller LaChapelle is a native of Southern California and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.A., 1998) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2001). After earning her degree and passing the 2001 California Bar exam, she began her career with The Cochran Firm as part of the firm’s highly successful personal injury and wrongful death practice. In March 2005, Shayne left Mr. Cochran’s firm to join her father’s law firm. She has always distinguished herself by representing clients with confidence, commitment and compassion. This has made her into one of the most highly-sought after personal injury attorneys in California.

Her confidence is based upon experience and success. She has been rewarded through her innumerable successes in settlements and verdicts for her seriously injured clients and for families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death. She has also been named a Southern California Rising Star and included in Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition. She is admitted to practice in California state courts as well as in the U.S. District Court Central District of California. She holds membership in the following:

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

No matter the type of injury you have endured, if you have been injured in a truck crash, car accident, or you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, the attorneys of Heller LaChapelle are prepared to help you get justice. If you have suffered due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, we are more than qualified to handle your personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition to our proven legal acumen, we are also compassionate advocates who will always be available to address your concerns.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury
  • 30% Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury
  • 10% Premises Liability
  • 10% Products Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2002


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • B.A. – 1998
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Spanish

Published Works

  • The Price of Celebrity: when a child’s star-studded career amounts to nothing, 10 DePaul-LCA J. Art & Ent. L. 161, Fall, 1999
  • From Alvarez to Zelig: The A to Z of Third Party Criminal Activity and Premises Liability, The Advocate (CAALA), April, 2005


  • From Alvarez to Zelig: The A to Z of 3rd Party…, CAALA

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2004 – 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association of Justice
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Past Employment Positions

  • The Cochran Firm, Law Clerk/Associate, 2001 – 2005


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Alpha Epsilon Phi