Sean Makarin,
Attorney at law


Sean is a Native of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, returning to Alaska between terms to work as a longshoreman and stevedore.

Sean attended and received his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law (“U.S.F.”) While there, he was an extern for the Hon. Teri L. Jackson of the San Francisco Superior Court. He also was selected as a Faculty Research Assistant to the U.S.F. law faculty. In addition, Sean was Associate Executive Articles Editor of the U.S.F. Maritime Law Journal.

Between college and law school, Sean worked as Asst. Superintendent and Warehouse Manager for shipping companies with operations in the Port of Unalaska, Alaska.  Then, he honed his accounting and auditing skills as a staff accountant with Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation in Las Vegas.

Since becoming a member of the State Bar of California, Sean has focused his law practice on civil litigation, primarily real estate litigation with an emphasis on landlord-tenant issues, and labor and employment litigation.

When not working, Sean’s interests include studying the history of U.S. politics – particularly presidential and congressional history, and legal history. He also enjoys literature and nonfiction on a wide variety of topics. In addition, Sean participates in various sports, including fly fishing, deep sea fishing, and soccer. Sean currently plays in various soccer leagues in San Francisco.

Sean also strongly believes in giving back to the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Iliuliuk Family & Health Services – the only non-profit health center in the Aleutian region.  Sean currently sits on the Board of Directors of Friends of the School of the Arts (“FOSOTA,”) which supports San Francisco’s only arts-focused high school, and he is a member of the Finance Committee of Maitri Compassionate Care.


Washington State University, ‘08
B.A. Business with Honors

University of San Francisco School of Law, 2014


State Bar Association of California


Treasurer, Friends of the School of the Arts
Volunteer, Maitri Compassionate Care
Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute (SPOSFI)