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Posted by Fanny, a Divorce client, Flag
Shannon has helped me with a complicated divorce process because it was involved 2 kids under age 18 oversea. Her profession helped my two kids to have safe and secure place to live. My ex-husband and his second lawyer tried to twist the story against me; however, the justice was carried out in the Court. This is the most import thing to me that I did fight in this divorce.
Shannon prepared my documents with caring and careful professional methods. She always presented herself with calm and encouragement attitude. She got things done right away and not delayed them. She was my second lawyer after I had a horrible first one. Shannon helped me turned things around. I trust her judgements and her profession completely. She showed me the light and hope when my first lawyer destroyed my things and just wanted my money.
I don't know how much I should tell people because shannon is the best lawyer in town. She truly care for me. Her kindness heart understands my pain in this divorce process. I do not want to mention how bad my ex was and is but Shannon showed me a positive way to deal with him. Therefore, justice can be served.
Divorce is a very difficult process which can make you mentally and physically impaired. However, a good lawyer as Shannon will ease a lot of obstacles for you. Thank you Shannon from the bottom of my heart. My life can be released from all the pain in the past and put behind me now. Shannon, thank you so much!!!
Posted by Sallie, a Family client, Flag
I was a client of Shannon's for two years and really dissapointed in the manner in which my case was handled. Please take the time to meet with and interview Shannon and ask for references. She is an disengaged in her representation as she appears when she meets you. She made some serious errors on my case. She doesn't check her work, files paperwork with the court with errors and then blames her clients for not catching her mistakes. She charges her clients for "reading" emails from her blackberry while she is in court and fails to respond to time sensitive correspondence. Overall, not organized and I suffered for it as a client
Posted by Christian, a Family client, Flag
After two previous consultations with other lawyers I made an appointment with Shannon Stein and I have never met a better personable lawyer thus far. Eager to help me with my case, which involved divorce, child support, and alimony. I was feeling defeated before making an appointment with Shannon and was looking at only seeing my son 20% of the time and paying child support. My ex-wife hired a bully of an attorney who never replied to the case until last minute and also changed out the MSA agreement constantly. The opposing basically tried bully me into choosing options that were not fair. With Shannon’s knowledge and professionalism I was able to have my son on a 50/50 schedule and bring to realization that I was owed alimony and child support from the opposing side and finish the divorce on a positive note. Shannon was always available for appointments and responded quickly to all my concerns. Shannon was not concerned about a paycheck and viewed me/my case as a person that needed advice/help. Without the excellent lawyer that Shannon Stein is I would not have been able to see my son as much as I do now, I thank Shannon so much for all her hard work and dedication to my case. I would strongly/highly recommend Shannon as your choice for Lawyer due to her passion for what she does and the compassionate heart she has to help her client’s success. The entire staff at this office is great to work with as well, always giving the best customer service making one feel welcome. Thank you Shannon Stein!
Posted by Kim, a Child Support client, Flag
Shannon was hired to help resolve a private school matter involving my 13 year old daughter, other parent was being petty and refused to even discuss the matter! They hired a " big name law firm".
After shannon reviewed the facts she quickly formulated a plan. She even went so far as to unearth some not so conveinent information to present to the judge on the day of the hearing.
Needless to say, we never appeared before a Judge that day at one point it seemed the opposing party was about to have a mini melt down! He had two big-shot attorneys! In a matter of a couple of hours that day my ex caved in completely!!! If Shannon did not have the experience and confidence she demonstrated that day I am certain things would have gone much different.
On a side note, Shannon seemed to be very well known around the Family Law Courthouse. Its obvious and clear that she is very experienced with difficult parties.
My daughter is now thriving in the school we both knew she should be attending! Thank you again for the spectacular and efficient work! Even her hourly rate was extremely reasonable!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I believe that any legal matters would be best handled by a respectful, professional, knowledgeable, and no nonsense lawyer who has a proven expertise and experience in the specific case field. Shannon possesses all these attributes as a Family Court lawyer. In all the direct and indirect interactions I had with her and her team, they were consistently courteous, straight to the fact, and effective. As her client, I trusted her completely and could concentrate to do my part which was to provide her all the information she needed in a timely manner so that she could perform her part well. She did her part exceptionally well and I am very grateful to have found and worked with her and her team in my divorce case.
Posted by Anita, a Divorce client, Flag
I had never used a lawyer before and I had a consult with 3 other lawyers before choosing Shannon. I was terrified about going through a divorce and my soon to be ex-husband could out spend me (20 fold) and was very vindictive. My husband came in with a hard talking bully attorney with every dirty trick in the book and I thought I was doomed. Shannon was super calm and didn't back down. She held firm and basically called this other lawyers bull in lawyer terms. I was hoping she knew what she was talking about or I was in trouble. She would reassure me and calm me down when I would call her office after my ex-husband and his lawyer's threats. In the end, she was right. I got out of my divorce in a good position and better than I had hoped. And Shannon was clearly not all about money because she was very fair and worked with me to pay her.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I learn that if you want a least 50% honest attorneys find someone of your own kind (race) or will end up losing a case and money ( even if you have all the evidence to win ). Had all the evidence to win a case but instead she did whatever the other side asked her to. I spoke with other attorneys they've told me she could done more for me instead of asking me to agreeing with eve thing the other side asked her to. She does have a very nice office!
Posted by Avner, a Family client, Flag
I went through a long divorce and used in the process several lawyers. Shannon Stein was my best lawyer. She knows how to communicate well with the law officials, the judges and very importantly the other side's attorney. Shannon is human, fair and very effective. I highly recommend her.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I have used Law Offices of Shannon Stein on and off during the last 6 years, and I recommended Shannon to some of my friends. So far I have not lost any of the friends because I have recommended her to them. Shannon’s most important strength is her capability to “feel” the judge’s mood and intervene timely to put the case back on track when the other party uses false statements to tilt unfairly the course of the trial in their favor. If you are facing a nasty opponent using false accusations against you, you would be happy having Shannon in your corner.
Posted by a Prenuptials client, Flag
My situation was that ex didn't really want a divorce as we have a 2 1/2 year old. Her goal was to go through separation / division of assets and after that try to work things out. We had some problems like most marriages do. The inlaws kept throwing wood to the burning fire and their initial 'free' babysitting help became permantent. They have been living with us for 2 years. Ex refused to acknowledge the real problem and was being manipulated by them every step of the way. Although we decided it was most cost effective to use a mediator, I retained Shannon to provide answers to any questions regarding custody. Without her help I might have believed in the opposing attorney John xxx claims, specifically when it came to the thing that matter's most (child custody). She also followed up with me and reminded me of key deadlines. I had full confidence in Shannon given her credentials as president of the Santa Clara Bar assn. Thanks to her advice I was able to negotiate an agreement that I could live with. If my case did go through litigation I feel confident in having Shannon represent me.
Posted by Andrea, a Family client, Flag
Shannon is an outstanding lawyer with excellent communications and top-notch advice. I never once felt out of the loop, and the requested work was done quickly, professionally and with the best possible quality. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Ms. Stein bungled my case so badly I don't know where to begin. In just a few days, she made multiple mistakes that made my situation much worse. She was either careless (as the other person stated) or she did them deliberately to profit from it - at my expense. I don't know.
I reported the matter to the Santa Clara County Bar Assn for which she happens to be the President-elect for 2010. We had an arbitration hearing and the judgment was awarded in my favor.
Please spare yourself the agony. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in a matter that is near and dear to you, you don't need more pain. You are probably better off representing yourself.
Posted by Caitlin, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ms. Stein has represented me on and off over the past several years in my very high-conflict divorce/co-parenting situation. Ms. Stein has a huge heart, she is always compassionate, and she is very zealous in her representation. She is quite thorough, experienced, and well-versed in family law. She is also very patient and calm. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Negin, a Family client, Flag
Ms. Stein has been my lawyer and confidant for over four years. I have had several legal issues on which Ms. Stein invested her time to help me get through. People change their lawyers all the time and that is why many cases fail for various reasons especially when it comes to a lawyer's credibility. The main reason I have maintained my relationship with Ms. Stein for all these years is simply because she is incredibly trustworthy, she always looks out for her clients' best interest, she is an effective listener and she delivers what is expected of her. My lawyer and I have managed not only to maintain a good lawyer-client relationship, but we have grown to know eachother well over the years and I think that is why we have been able to work together well. I highly recommend Ms. Stein to anyone due to her professionalism, her knowledge of law as well as the justice system, and passion to help others when they have absolutely noone to turn to...I'm proud to have Ms. Stein as my lawyer and I look forward to working with her more in near future.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Shannon Stein is a very careless lawyer. She sent my private and confidential information to some other person. When I brought this to her notice, she blamed it on me and was unapologetic about the whole thing.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Shannon was referred to me by one of her clients. She is an excellent attorney who is honest and discusses the matters clearly with you. If you do not understand something, she will take the time to explain it to you. An attorney who isn’t shy about telling you the truth about your case and your chances; and she is a great negotiator. Sometimes, we all wish for divorce/custody to be over with ASAP. But, as long as we realize divorce and custody are major issues especially if the other party is not cooperative than it is time consuming. I would and have recommended Shannon.
She has kept my best interest in mind at all times and I know she will continue to do as such.