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Shawn Eric Weber

Family Attorney at Solana Beach, CA

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Shawn Weber

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shawn

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Shawn's Approach

HOW to divorce is almost as important as WHETHER to divorce. That’s why working with Shawn Weber is a whole person experience where logic integrates with creativity. Shawn’s not your everyday family law attorney, because for him your divorce is a human experience, not just a legal process. He has a profound ability to get into the world you are experiencing to uncover the necessary clarity in your divorce relationship dynamic.


Unlike other attorneys who look for quick fixes to get through the immediate legal step, Shawn uses a longer range perspective seeking long-term solutions for maximum benefit now and after divorce. Rather than only assist with the immediate legal issues and process, Shawn takes a more holistic approach coaching you on how to reduce conflict with the other party that builds skills you can carry on beyond your case.


Understanding that family law disputes often invoke the most primal of human emotions, Shawn helps you navigate the constantly changing currents of family law. For example, he will show you how to separate the noise in hostile emails from distinguishing nuggets that need a response, and how to interact in an effective solutions way as opposed to an angry, defensive, hostile manner.


Straight Talk, No Sugar Coating. Shawn will tell you what you need to hear and not necessarily what you want to hear. He is very grounded in the reality of what you will get and what you won’t get. As a result, his clients rely heavily on Shawn for advice and protection, especially when the stakes are high. With an innate empathetic nature, he is able to navigate these most difficult situations.


Shawn is different than most attorneys, because of his conflict management skills to reduce conflict in all areas of divorce relationships. You will experience clarity, safety and direction that gives you a chance for healthier kids, healthier families and a healthier, more self-assured you.


Experience and Qualifications


Certified as a Legal Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Shawn has worked exclusively in the area of family law for more than 15 years. In that time, he has proven to be a skilled advocate and attorney, as well as an adroit negotiator and mediator. He is especially skilled in resolving difficult divorce, alimony, child support, custody and visitation issues in an unthreatening and confidential environment through mediation, with a high success rate.


Today, Shawn is focused exclusively on mediation, collaborative divorce matters, consulting and agreements. In 2006, he became a partner in Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC and took on additional responsibilities as the firms CFO. Prior to that, he was the firm’s Managing Attorney, where he grew the firm from a small solo practice to a four lawyer, 10-employee firm. In addition, under his guidance the clientele quadrupled in four years.


Giving Back to Community

Shawn views community service as a high calling and is an active volunteer. Currently, Shawn volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and mentor’s teenagers at his church. Specific to family law, he has volunteered as a Board Member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego since 2005 and served as the organization’s president in 2009.


A father of five, Mr. Weber understands the human side of family law and brings his real life experience to the table for his clients.


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Top Contributor 2012
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Weber Dispute Resolution
777 S. Highway 101
Suite 123
Solana Beach, CA, 92075


4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Joan | November 1, 2014
Shawn Weber gets it!
I had a very difficult divorce from my Husband. We had custody issues, support issues, complex financial issues- the works. Shawn was so patient and helpful. He also returned my calls and if he couldn't call the same day, he would have his office set an appointment for me to connect. His paralegal Jan is incredible too. I had originally hired a so-called shark to handle my case- and that was a mistake. When I hired Shawn, everything went smoothly and we finished our divorce quickly. Shawn's the real deal. He gets it!
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Posted by Brittney | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just what I needed for my divorce!
Shawn is so wonderful. Seriously, he is the most kind and gentle attorney I have ever known. I was scared going into my divorce. But mediating with my ex husband turned out to be the very best decision I could have made. Shawn was so patient with us. While I wasn't wild about everything in my agreement, we were able to settle and my ex and I are still friends. It so could have gone the other way! Most importantly, my kids have parents who get along even if we couldn't stay married. Thank you Shawn Weber for being incredible!
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Posted by Jennifer | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Such a breath of fresh air!
I was so scared going into my divorce. Shawn has a way of making his clients feel secure and safe from the first day. Even though this was very hard emotionally for me, Shawn made it bearable. Shawn was so patient. He listens very well and helped us find a way to settle without using a judge. His staff is wonderful too. I can't thank him enough and would recommend Shawn to anyone!
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Posted by Sandra | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart and ethical, Mr. Weber is a great lawyer.
I wanted an easy, non-combative divorce although my ex had cheated on me. I did not want my children to experience a bad divorce. I just wanted it over. We called Shawn after getting some recommendations. We interviewed him and he was easy to talk to, did not take sides and explained legal issues well. He was very out front regarding fees. We hired him on the spot. THANK GOODNESS! He was calm even when things got heated or when I became angry and bitter. I was wary that he would take my ex-husband's side but he was unbiased. Now, 4 years later, I can talk to my ex without feeling I was treated unjustly. Things have worked out well and I thank Shawn for helping me understand my rights and the law and giving good advice. I would absolutely hire him again. Sandra
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Response from Shawn Weber September 14, 2016
Thank you so much for this kind review. The best thing I could hear from you was that after 4 years, you and your ex can interact without fear. Mission accomplished! Thanks so much for your kind words.
Posted by Jack | May 13, 2011
So thankful!
I am so thankful that I used Shawn Weber for a collaborative divorce. He was very patient with me during a difficult time in my life. He kept me informed of everything that happened in my case as it happend. He was very knowledgable and, most importantly, I could trust him.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2011
Outstanding Mediator
If you are looking for lawyer, please find one that specializes in collabarative divorce. After much painful and expensive proceedings in the court we deciding to try mediation with Shawn Weber. He is an outstanding in working with high conflict couples and bringing the issues to the table and finding solutions.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2013
" Don't waste your precious money "
This man made all kinds of promises that he didn't keep and charged all kinds of money to pay his paralegal that should retire already. She makes so many mistakes. It is very obvious that he is for "men" and lacks litigating skills when necessary. Not experienced enough in long term high conflict marriages and never even read my file....... Also got me mixed up with other clients. If you want to just burn your money for nothing than hire this firm and especially Shawn Weber.
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Response from Shawn Weber August 14, 2018
My other reviews -many from women- speak for themselves. Clearly, if I were "for men" I would not have received such positive reviews from other clients who are women. Unfortunately not everyone is happy all of the time. My field, divorce law, is very emotional and sometimes people feel poorly about the experience. I am sorry this person had a bad experience. Sadly, I have no idea who it is because she did not provide her name. If she had, I would have reached out to see what exactly happened in my service to her that made her so upset. Like I always say, divorce is not just a legal process; it's a human experience. My commitment to others is to provide the kind of first-rate, personal service the other reviewers appreciated in their comments.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 575-600 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Mediator
  • Weber Dispute Resolution
  • 2015 - Present
  • Trainer and Co-founder
  • Family Resolution Institute
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney and Mediator
  • Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC
  • 2001 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Georgine Brave & Associates
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Collaborative Practice California
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Practice California
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collaborative Practice California
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Collaborative Practice California
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • President
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Marketing Committee
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2003
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Eureka Award
  • Collaborative Practice California
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2014
  • Certified Legal Specialist - Family Law
  • California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pasadena Collaborative Divorce General Meeting
  • Marketing Collaborative Practice
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Practice California Conference XI
  • Collaborating From Afar: Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles in Long Distance Collaborative Cases ..
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Practice California Conference XI
  • Dolphin Lawyering: How to be an Advocate Without Being a Shark
  • 2016
  • Family Law Mediations - Dealing with Emotions and Relationships
  • Family Law Mediations
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Practice California Celebration 10
  • Videoblogging -- Look Ma, I'm a Star
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Practice California Celebration 10
  • Keys to Communicating About Collaborative Practice
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Practice California Celebration 10
  • Creating a Fast, Helpful, Searchable Blog
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Practice California Celebration 9
  • How to Use Social Media to Promote Collaborative Practice
  • 2014
  • Collaborative Practice California- Celebration 8
  • Plenary Speaker, Promoting Collaborative Practice with Social Media
  • 2013
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County Roundtable and Luncheon
  • Using Social Media to Create a Buzz About Collaborative Divorce
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Shawn
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Weber is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney, who puts a lot of effort in settling cases through Mediation. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shawn is a great family law mediator who is not only very knowledgable in the field but also truly understands how to support clients through mediation. It has been a pleasure to work with him on a number of cases and see him both as the mediator and as a consulting attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Weber is an outstanding family law attorney who focuses on ADR, such as Mediation and Collaborative. His skills as a Mediator and Collaborative Attorney are impressive and he is well known in the community as being one of the best."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is professional and well respected. He is a pleasure to work with and has a wealth of family law experience."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a hard working, compassionate attorney who believes strongly in divorce peacemaking."
Business Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn enjoys a wonderful reputation and works hard and is generous with his time and training."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is very knowledgable and knows how to use it to the clients advantage. He has a pleasant demeanor but do not mistake that for anything but confidence."
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