|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Recognized||Best Lawyers in America||2007|
|Recognized||Delaware Today's Top Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized||Best Lawyers in America||2006|
|Recognized||Delaware Today's Top Lawyers||2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Delaware Volunteer Legal Services||Board Member||2005 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2001 - Present|
|University of Delaware||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I hired this attorney to handle my separation, divorce, custody, etc. She was so mean. I did not need someone to babysit me but since divorce & custody are such difficult things to go through, a person DOES need his/her attorney that he/she is paying a lot of money for to explain things thoroughly. I had called Shawn for advice (isn't that what a lawyer is for?) and she would yell at me telling me that I am wasting her time. She constantly told me that my asking questions was a waste of her time. The last thing that happened was she doubled booked mediation with me and another one of her clients. She didn't tell me until we were there for the mediation appointment. She continued to leave my mediation at majorly critical times in my appointment and then yell at me about me saying the wrong things and agreeing to things that I should not have. Not only that, but while the mediator was not speaking to us she had a personal conversation with the opposing attorney laughing & yakking it up...on MY dime (full amount even though she wasn't even there half the time & every time I needed her she was not there)! After that last experience, I went home & drafted my letter to fire her & faxed it right away. I have never interacted with someone so mean, nasty, rude, belittling, etc. If you are paying so much money for the attorney service, then why should you have to have severely thick skin because you constantly are getting yelled at & belittled, figure out for yourself anything that is happening or going to happen with your court case & not ask any questions & be totally accepting with whatever she decides she wants your outcome to be? For most people & myself that don't need hand-holding but DO need some type of guidance & someone to answer questions that may arise, then she is NOT the lawyer for them or me!
Posted by J Lauer
Shawn is truly one of the most honest and educated lawyers I have ever come in contact with.
She handled a very complex and high tension case with confidence ensuring the law was properly enforced. I am honored to be her client she never gave up. Shawn guaranteed my child's safety and defended my family's the best interest. I recommend Shawn Dougherty to anyone who is seeking a honest upfront lawyer that you can depend on. I can't thank her enough!
Posted by RobG
I use this attorney every time I need a a Family Law Lawyer. If your looking for somebody who is going to hold your hand or pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be ok then this is not your lawyer. If your somebody who has their facts together and don't try to feed her a load of bull then she will fight for you. If you want to win and your not looking for a baby sitter then this is your lawyer. Great job Shawn. Thank you!!!!!!!
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1300 North Grant Avenue
Wilmington, DE, 19899
305 N Union St # 2
Wilmington, DE, 19805-3431
1300 N Grant Ave Ste 101
Weik Nitsche & Dougherty
Wilmington, DE, 19806-2456
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