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Rebecca C Shankman

Rebecca C Shankman

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support

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About Me

Rebecca is a partner at the law firm of Ain & Bank, P.C.  Her practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including divorce, property distribution, alimony, custody and child support.  She resolves her cases through mediation, Collaborative law, and when necessary, litigation.  Rebecca is also a trained mediator. 
Rebecca practices law in both D.C. and Maryland.


Rebecca is a past (2011-2013) co-Chair of the D.C. Bar Family Law Section Steering Committee.  She has been a contributing author of the Custody Section in the Domestic Relations chapter of the District of Columbia Practice Manual, serves as a guardian ad litem, as a mentor to other lawyers in the DC Bar Advocacy and Justice Clinic, is a volunteer at the DC Bar Advice and Referral Clinic and volunteers as an Attorney-Negotiator in D.C. Superior Court.


She received her law degree from American University-Washington College of Law (J.D., 2002) and her undergraduate degree in African-American Studies from Bates College (B.A. with Honors, 1997).


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Child Support: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  4. Family: 25%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Ain & Bank, P.C.

1900 M Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036-3519


DCActive 200405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAin & Bank, PC2014 - Present
AssociateAin & Bank, PC2004 - 2014
Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court Of The District Of Columbia2002 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
D.C. Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
D.C. Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsBoard Member2013 - Present
Collaborative Project of DCSecretary2012 - Present
District of Columbia Bar, Family Law SectionCo-chair2011 - 2013
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Bates CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer, Family LawWhat is Collaborative Law2014
D.C. Bar Child Custody Training ProgramChild Custody2012
D.C. Bar Child Custody Training ProgramChild Custody2011