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 Warren R. Shiell is a member of the New York and California Bar and has
been practicing law for over fifteen years. Graduating from Oxford University
with an M.A in Law in 1985, Warren R. Shiell practiced commercial
litigation in the City of London before moving to New York. In New York,    
Warren R. Shiell handled numerous civil and family law trials and won several
appeals at the New York Appellate Division. He was also an adjunct Professor
of Law at Syracuse University. After attending the University of Southern
California, he practiced family law at several high profile family law firms
before founding his own law firm. He has worked on several high profile
divorces with celebrity clients. He is a member of the Family Law section of
the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He was also a legal consultant on
family law matters for "The Guardian" on CBS. He has lectured and published
articles on behalf of various local Bar Associations and has volunteered his
time for a number of not-for-profit legal organizations.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    16 years, 120 cases
  2. Child Custody: 35%
    22 years, 100 cases
  3. Mediation: 8%
    20 years
  4. Prenuptials: 7%
    13 years, 30 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    20 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($350-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Charles Balfus

    I've known Warren for over 10 years and have nothing but compliments. Everyone I've referred to him has been satisfied with his work ethic, congeniality and results.


    Jonathan Balfus Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew Louis Rich

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr Shiell was admirably professional and did an excellent and thorough job as opposing counsel in a very challenging matter.


    Matthew Rich Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Warren R. Shiell

1875 Century Park East Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
California State Bar board of Legal SpecializationCertified Family Law Specialist2013
Super LawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2008
Pro Bono AppreicationOneida Indian Nation1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Certified Family Law SpecialistLaw Office of Warren R Shiell2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Lynn Soodik2003 - 2004
Legal ConsultantCBS2001 - 2002
Adjunct professor of lawSyracuse University, paralegal program1994 - 1997
AttorneyLegal Aid Society of New York1992 - 1998
SolicitorSJ Berwin & Co1990 - 1992
SolicitorMalkin Janners1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Harriet BuhaiPro BonoN/A
Oxford Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
St. Peter's AssociationMemberN/A
British American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles Association of Family and Marital TherapistsCo-Chair, Mediation CommitteeN/A
New York Office of the AgingFormer Director, Madison CountyN/A
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lisa C. v. Noel C.Lead counsel in successful custody appeal
Yatarol v. DowlingSuccessfully challenged New York's "lump sum rule"
Walter v. WingSuccessfully challenged New York's transportation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of Law, UKSolicitors examN/A1986
Oxford University, St. Peter'sJurisprudenceMA - Masters1985