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Constance Shields

Constance Shields

also known as Connie Shields

About me

I provide skilled counsel, practical mediation representation, and 14 years of court room experience to my family law and guardianship clients in the Spokane area.

My professional experiences as a lawyer, guardian ad litem, and teacher give me the knowledge and insight to develop parenting plans for your children and present your custody issues to the court.

In my approach to dividing property and determining maintenance (spousal support, etc), I work with my clients to balance short and long term financial goals. The well being of their family now and into the future is my primary concern.  

I believe that it is important to work together with my clients to ground their decisions in a long term view of their new circumstances and build a solid future for themselves and their children. 

I am protective of the rights and the future of my clients. My philosophy is best summed up by Theodore Roosevelt, "speak softly but carry a big stick." If you believe this approach will work for you, please contact me. I will give your case personnel attention at a reasonable cost. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
  2. Guardianship: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Constance Shields Law, LLC

900 North Maple
Ste. 200
Spokane, WA, 99201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono attorney of the MonthSpokane Volunteer Lawyers2003
Cum laudeGonzaga University2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2013 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2012 - 2012
Spokane County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2011 - 2011
Spokane County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2010 - 2010
Spokane County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2009 - 2009
Spokane County Bar AssociationVolunteer Lawyers Standing Advisory Committee Member2009 - 2009
Spokane County Bar- Volunteer Lawyers ProgramStanding Advisory Committee Member2008 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Marriage of Mosher, Wn. App. Div.IIIThe court upheld the Decree, and my client received the equalization payment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
NALSTitle 4, 13, 26 Guardianships2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawN/A2000
Indiana UniversityEducationN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guardianship TrainingGuardianships2013