Attorney Sean F. Bigley has been a zealous advocate for clients facing long odds during his career as a trial lawyer in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He has represented a diverse group of clients with limited resources, including employees in high stakes fraud litigation against their employer, poor families in danger of losing their homes through eviction from public housing, and military veterans camped on Los Angeles’ “Skid Row” in need of legal representation.
At McEldrew Young, Sean represents whistleblowers bringing lawsuits under the False Claims Act as well as tips through the IRS, SEC, and NHTSA whistleblower programs. He has particular knowledge of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and 10b-5 securities fraud litigation.
Sean also represents the employees of local food and commercial employers participating in the UFCW Local 1776 Legal Benefit Plan. Through this program, Sean represents local families in need of representation in various family law and other legal matters.
Prior to joining McEldrew Young, Sean worked as a trial attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. As the recipient of an AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps Fellowship, Sean defended poor families and military veterans in eviction lawsuits throughout Southern California. He also represented homeless veterans in various criminal matters and encouraged service organizations to help his clients, who had already sacrificed a portion of their lives for their country.
Sean Bigley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in 2006 with degrees in Political Science and History. In 2008, he graduated from the University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, with a Master’s of Science degree in International Relations. For his Master’s Thesis, Sean studied the personal correspondence, economic realities, and individual decision making that led to the 1856 Declaration of Paris, the world’s first international counter-terrorism convention. In non-legalese, he is an expert on pirates.
Before becoming a lawyer, Sean built homes for several contactors in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.
Sean received his law degree from the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California, and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California.
Sean’s interests include homelessness, veterans, real estate and environmental issues.