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 .
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Legal Services Award||Napa County Bar Association & Legal Aid of North Bay||1998|
|Pro Bono Legal Services Award||Napa County Bar Association & Legal Aid of North Bay||1997|
|Owner||Law & Mediation Office of Shannon Richards||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Soroptimist International of the Americas||Founder Region District III Director||2012 - Present|
|Soroptimist International of Napa||Former President||2011 - Present|
|Soroptimist International of Napa||President-Elect||2009 - 2010|
|Napa County Collaborative Practice Group||Vice President||2008 - Present|
|Empire College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|