The resources, expertise, and resolve to meet every challenge.

The Hilliard & Shadowen team has extensive courtroom experience, so we know how to meet the challenges of complex cases. We have the resources, knowledge and professional expertise to achieve the best possible results.

D. Sean Nation

Licensed in Georgia; not licensed in Texas

Sean Nation has been litigating complex claims for nearly a decade with an emphasis on protecting the public from harmful corporate practices.

Before joining Hilliard & Shadowen, Mr. Nation worked at a national class action firm representing consumers and institutional investors.  He also brings significant patent litigation experience to the firm. His experience in complex litigation involves all aspects of the litigation process, from investigation of claims through jury trial and appeal.  He has had significant involvement in a variety of matters, including discovery, briefing, class certification and trial preparation for:

  • In re Diamond Foods, Inc. Securities Litigation
  • In re Checking Account Overdraft Litigation
  • In re Stand ‘N Seal Products Liability Litigation
  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC v. Acer, et al.

Mr. Nation obtained his law degree from New York University School of Law where he was Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Liberty.  He graduated from Emory University, magna cum laude, with a degree in political science and history. 

Our People


  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Texas, pending
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • BA, Emory University, magna cum laude
  • JD, New York University School of Law