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Shawn Goldstein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Shawn M. Goldstein

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2006
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Mr. Goldstein is a State Bar of Nevada Certified Family Law Specialist and the founder of Goldstein Flaxman, a law office dedicated to excellence in the practice of family law. Throughout Mr. Goldstein’s over 16+ years of experience, he has practiced family law litigation with an emphasis on high net-worth divorces, high-conflict contested child custody and relocation cases, and all aspects of prenuptial, postnuptial and marital settlement agreements. He understands the complexity of these cases and, most importantly, Mr. Goldstein delivers results.

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Goldstein Flaxman PLLC
10000 W. Charleston Blvd.
STE 135
Las Vegas, NV, 89135


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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Shawn is a very knowledgeable lawyer. He knows the ins and outs when it comes to practicing law. He helped me tremendously during my time of need. He learned from the best, now he is one of the best.
Posted by Lisa | February 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney!
Shawn Goldstein is a straightforward, prepared attorney. When I hired the firm he worked for, Shawn was one of the attorneys on my case. However, he ultimately became THE attorney I consulted with on every aspect of the case. During the legal process, Shawn helped with referrals to financial managers, accountants and estate planners/lawyers. He always made sure I understood what was going on in the case and that I was comfortable with the details. 6+ years later, I am still consulting and using Shawn to help me with other legal issues, beyond what he was originally hired to guide me through. I strongly recommend Shawn Goldstein. He makes himself available to his clients, during and after business hours, whether by phone, text or email.
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Posted by Alejandra | November 30, 2015
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Professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy
A divorce is one of the most painful and difficult decisions that a person can experience. In my case, I was very fortunate to have an attorney as caring, ethical and professional as Shawn. He was very supportive and efficient with all the processes during this entire ordeal. He helped me to know the various legal paths for the divorce and the ones that would lead to the most effective and positive results. I am very thankful for all his knowledge, professionalism, excellent communication and fast response to all my questions and needs. I highly recommend to use his services for anyone undergoing divorce. Shawn, thanks for your hard work and dedication!
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Posted by Andres | November 20, 2015
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Cant say enough about how glad I am that he was my lawyer
Besides approaching our divorce with the highest professionalism and excellence, Shawn actually cared. He was so much more than a lawyer representing me; he was a person that exhausted all resources to come up with amicable solutions to the complex issues that arose in our divorce. Not only he was entrenched in all of the intricacies of the law, but he was also entrenched in all of the intricacies of my case. It seemed almost surreal that someone with such high levels of understanding of family law not only took the time, but also assured that all of the details of my divorce were addressed. Without a doubt, I would recommend Shawn to represent anyone that I care for in any matter related to family law. I'm sure anyone who was represented by Shawn would also agree.
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Posted by Michelle | November 19, 2015
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Sincere, Sharp and Caring
Thank God I found Shawn when I divorced my narcissistic husband! Shawn is an expert in handling cases with high conflict personalities. My ex lied through the entire proceedings, but Shawn is thorough and analytical. He looked at my case from every angle and paid close attention to details. I realized that every piece of paper and email that I sent to him, he read! He always explained the pros and cons each step of the way, and kept me informed. He anticipated every direction/position the other side would try to take. I was amazed how caring he was from start to finish and how he handled my difficult situation. Shawn shines in court! I nearly felt sorry for the opposing counsel. He presented the facts to the judge in a way she could understand. She was swayed by his presentation and knowledge of the case; he did not let one thing slip by. In court, Shawn displayed exceptional recall and remembered the smallest of details. I am forever thankful to him for all he has done for me and my children.
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Posted by Michelle | November 18, 2015
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Great experience
Shawn assisted me with a prenuptial agreement. He was very pleasant to work with, very professional and provided excellent legal advise. Shawn would be very good to work with on cases that require expert legal counsel and sensitivity. I Highly recommend him.
Posted by Ryan P. | November 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
More than I expected.
Shawn guided me through every step of my divorce. He kept me informed, responded quickly, & exceeded all my expectations. I hope to never call him again, however I would not hesitate. He is confident, experienced, and got the job done. He delivered more than I expected. Thanks Shawn!
Posted by Frank | November 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney that Cares
Shawn handled my hotly contested divorce from start to finish against one of the most well known divorce attorneys in town. He is one of the smartest attorneys I know and has a very analytical and strategic legal mind. His exemplary abilities led to a great result with joint physical custody of my children and a financial settlement that was reasonable. Above all though, Shawn is an attorney that cares about his clients, which is what I believe sets him apart from other members of his field. I have referred, and continue to refer, friends and acquaintances to Shawn who are in need of a talented and aggressive family law attorney.
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Posted by Erin | November 17, 2015
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Shawn Goldstein is an AMAZING lawyer! I can't thank Shawn enough for everything that he has done for my family and I. Shawn went above and beyond to see my case through and was very pleasant to work with. He is a very knowledgeable, and a reliable attorney! I HIGHLY recommend Shawn!
Posted by Kevin | November 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Shawn is by far the most professional lawyer I have ever dealt with. He is hard working, honest, responds in a timely manner, and gives great advice. I would HIGHLY suggest him to all my friends and family.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Goldstein Law Ltd.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jimmerson Hansen, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Smith Forsberg
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Lin & Associates
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M.M v. M.T.
  • Negotiated more favorable terms for client in prenuptial agreement.
  • S.D. v. T.D.
  • Initially secured supervised visitation for Husband, and later he terminated his parental rights. Wife received entirety of businesses, home, bank accounts, and all significant property. Was able to get annulment granted as if marriage never happened.
  • J.P. v. R.P.
  • Secured client joint legal and joint physical custody of minor children, client did not have to pay child support or alimony.


  • Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • MYVEGAS Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award - 100 Hours Club
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Nevada Family Law Conference - Ely
  • The art of cross examination
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Nevada Family Law Conference - Ely
  • Making your alimony case
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Shawn
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A very rare breed among family lawyers. Highly professional and effective."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Shawn for any domestic relations matter whether it be a prenuptial agreement or a divorce. Shawn has handled a number of high profile divorces cases with significant assets involved and has achieved excellent results for his Clients. I would not hesitate to refer Clients to him and am very comfortable that he will take great care of them and help them achieve their goals."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shawn is an outstanding attorney who provides thoughtful counsel as well as zealous representation. For anyone who has need for a family attorney, Shawn should be your first call."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shawn for more than 10 years. He is an excellent attorney and has a reputation for aggressively litigating on his clients' behalf while maintaining his professionalism throughout. Any client would be well-served by retaining Shawn as their counsel."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a strong an capable attorney, who is able to handle cases at any level. I have worked against Shawn and with him, and I have no hesitation to refer clients to him for excellent representation."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to litigate opposite Shawn on many occasions, and have always found him to be prepared, professional, and skilled -- without devolving to the sort of pettiness and personal attacks that ensnare too many practitioners in this field. He is an adversary to be respected, and a valuable member of the family law Bar."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shawn is a hard working and dedicated attorney. He is a skilled negotiator and litigator."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goldstein is an intelligent, ethical, dedicated advocate for his clients."
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Las Vegas Divorce and separation Lawyer Shawn Goldstein
Shawn Goldstein
Divorce and separation Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available