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About me

I am  certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.  I am also a mediator and collaborative lawyer.  I have been a small claims judge and am a volunteer mediator for the family law case management calendar in my county.


 I work with clients in a variety of methodologies:  a) Traditional Litigation; b) Mediation; c) Collaborative Law; d) Limited Scope Representation.   I help my clients determine what methodology would best serve their needs, and work within that system for the best result possible.  I have worked for mothers, fathers, and have been appointed by the court to represent children.


My office philosophy and motto is "Where Kids Matter Most".  I strive to work as a partnership with my clients, and design the best strategy to fit their needs and budget.  


I believe continuing education is a lifelong process and participate in many educational endeavors, including being a former instructor for family law paralegals in California .


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    20 years
  2. Family: 20%
    20 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Child Support: 12%
    20 years
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law & Mediation Office of Shannon Richards

1219 Coombs Street
Suite A
Napa, CA, 94559


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Legal Services AwardNapa County Bar Association & Legal Aid of North Bay1998
Pro Bono Legal Services AwardNapa County Bar Association & Legal Aid of North Bay1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw & Mediation Office of Shannon Richards1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Soroptimist International of the AmericasFounder Region District III Director2012 - Present
Soroptimist International of NapaFormer President2011 - Present
Soroptimist International of NapaPresident-Elect2009 - 2010
Napa County Collaborative Practice GroupVice President2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of DoshierJudgment for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Empire Coll SOLLawJD1995