Shawn Steel has practiced since 1978 creating a new field of law. By defending alternative medicine doctors Steel developed a boutique area of law defending doctors and representing their patients in personal injury matters. Steel is the author of over 40 articles and chapters in books, regarding personal injury and alternative medicine law. He is a frequent lecturer for doctors relicensing credit thorough out California. Steel teaches Ethics and Jurisprudence to doctors in training, pro bono, at Cleveland Chiropractic College since 1991. Governor Pete Wilson appointed Steel to serve on the California Acupuncture Board, where he served for 7 years. His colleagues elected Steel as Chairman of that Board for two years in a row. Steel has testified to the legislature regarding changing laws impacting patient rights.