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Shawn Anthony Doan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Escondido, CA

4.3   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
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Being able to provide a sense of hope to my clients when all else seems to fail stokes the fire within and allows me to really excel in my law practice.  Each client's situation is different, I find the best approach in helping out my clients is the "what would I do if it was me in your shoes" approach, knowing everything I know about the banking and finance industry.  Jumping in the client's shoes not only helps me better understand and advise my clients, it allows me to feel what they are feeling such that I can truly emulate a sense of compassion and hope.  Bedside manner is such a critical aspect in the practice of bankruptcy, as often the money troubles are only a symptom of a greater life issue or crisis. Maintaining a holistic approach in my bankruptcy practice and getting to the root cause of the financial distress is the only real way to finding financial freedom and inner peace.

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Shawn A Doan, PC
312 S Juniper Street
Suite 101
Escondido, CA, 92025

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4.3 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Fred | March 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Professional
Can't thank Shawn and his team enough for working this through and guiding me to completion! The patience and encouragement shown were and are very much appreciated! I would highly recommend his office to others seeking help.   Thank you very much!!
Posted by Carolyn | March 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Doan Law Escondido/Shawn A Doan
I am very pleased with Doan and his team. I didn't know who to contact for help with my bankruptcy. Obviously, I was suppose to be with your firm. Glad to have chosen Doan Law Firm. Mona is an Amazing Person. Who conducted Herself In a Patient and Very Helpful Manner. She guided Me through this process and basically held my hand through it all. Start to Finish. I am Forever Grateful! I am Proud to Refer Anyone I know to Your Law Firm. Thank You for Representing Me God Bless You Shawn Doan
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
Because of a crippling accident and surgery, I accrued huge debt and needed a bankruptcy attorney. My case was very complex. I interviewed 5 San Diego Bankruptcy attorneys. Shawn Doan was the only one who could answer my questions. He saved my car and gave me a new chance at life. Shawn is a highly skilled and competent attorney. He answers all calls and emails. I am thankful to have met him and my family was very impressed as well!
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Posted by Michael Collins | December 15, 2011
Very Good Lawyer - Saved My Home
Shawn Doan gave me options when CITI Mortgage would not, Shawn allowed me to keep my home and saved it from forclosure. I have an affordable repayment plan, although high, but affordable.
Posted by Ken | December 14, 2011
Shawn Doan / Doan Law Firm
Shawn Doan and the entire Doan Law Firm are great!! I was overwhelmed and quite nervous with the whole bankruptcy procedure but Shawn explained it all to me and put me at ease. Shawn is professional, caring and I recommend Shawn and his firm highly.
Posted by Vince | December 14, 2011
They did what they promised
I was very nervious meeting with an attorney as I had heard mulitple horror stories of companies that promised the world, took your money and that was the last that you would hear from them. But a close business associate referred me to Shawn Doan and Doan law and told me that they were different, so I set an appointment. Immediately I was struck by how friendly and accomidating the staff was. I met with Jason and Thom to set up my case and then Shawn sat down with me to go over the finer points. He walked me thru the entire process and didn't beat around the bush when I asked questions or voiced concerns. I agreed to retain them and they filed my case. The entire case went exactly as I was promised from the beginning. I was treated well, my calls and e-mails were returned promptly and the case was discharged without a hitch. I think that Shawn and Doan Law did a great job and took a huge weight off my shoulders and I am thankful for their help.
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Posted by Jill | March 10, 2017
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Hollow Promises and Non-responsive!
Although there are MANY bankruptcy attorneys with lower fees, we went with Doan Law primarily due to their promise to aggressively seek damages from any creditor who violates their Cease and Desist Order in violation of Bankruptcy Law. However, DON'T believe their promises - they are HOLLOW! We had one creditor who demanded payment of a debt that had been included in our bankruptcy FIVE TIMES over a FIVE MONTH period of time, AFTER they acknowledged receipt of a Cease and Desist order, but after over a DOZEN calls, letters, and emails, Doan REFUSED to take ANY action at all against this creditor! If you're shopping for a bankruptcy attorney, I recommend that you move on and KEEP LOOKING!
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Posted by Marliece | April 18, 2017
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Doan Law Firm Illegal Practices
1.0 star rating 4/18/2017 I wish I could give less than 1 star. I have been working with the firm in Escondido. They are awful. I had to make payments because they are charging me more than 5k for my bankruptcy. That in and of itself is ridiculous, but by the time I looked more into it, I had paid a substantial amount to them and couldn't get it back. I did NOT have a payment plan with them, I called each month to make a payment. One day I checked my account and they had made an UNAUTHORIZED payment. I called and asked about it and they said they made a mistake and would credit me back. They never did. I told them to TAKE MY CARD NUMBER OFF FILE and they said they would. I checked my account today and not one but TWO charges that were unauthorized were made on my checking account! I just called and they said it was a mistake and would credit me back. THIS IS FRAUD! THIS SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW. I have no payment plan with this company and they virtually stole money because they have my acct number! I called my bank and filed charges, now I have to call any company I have automatic debits with and reset everything up. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I am supposed to trust this company with my bankruptcy? They are absolutely AWFUL. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not go through them.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Doan Levinson & Liljegren, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of San Diego
  • Bachelor's
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clevenger vs. Countrywide
  • The court ruled in our client's favor and levied a hefy sanction against Countrywide


  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of North County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Survivor
  • Max Gardner Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • 2006
  • Member in Good Standing
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2000
  • Oustanding Dedication
  • The Bar Association of North San Diego County
  • 2000

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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Shawn
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Family member
"My brother, Shawn Doan, is a very knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney and has been helping Southern California debtors find financial freedom since 1999. He is very personable and easy going, and has a big heart for helping people in need."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Shawn Anthony Doan and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is an outstanding lawyer in the California legal community. He has consistently dedicated himself to advancing his professional skills and the greater legal profession in California, dramatically improving the outcomes for his clients. Shawn is just an outstanding, smart, and successful lawyer and I highly recommend him!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Family member
"I strongly recommend Shawn Doan. Besides being a great brother, he is enthusiastic about his work, zealous in his advocacy, and determined to accomplish the tasks he takes on. Shawn is a valuable asset to the California bar and to the Avvo community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a graduate of my intensive 5 day Advanced Bankruptcy Boot Camp seminars. At these seminars, we instruct the lawyers how to use the bankruptcy code and all of the consumer protection statutes to provide the best possible results for their clients. Shawn and his brothers are all outstanding grads of our program."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer all of my client to his firm and they readily handle all bankruptcy issues for them."
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