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Shanna Elizabeth Welsh

also known as Shanna Welsh-Levin, Shanna Levin

About me

I intended to be a musician, but my college professor and saxophone instructor, Dr. Nathan Davis at the University of Pittsburgh, knew me well.  When I became disappointed with the opportunities and outlook during my senior year of college, he suggested that I attend law school.  This was the best advice that I have ever received.  The practice of law does not appeal to everyone, and it is not suited for every personality, but it suits me and I enjoy my law practice.  I am also thankful to be able to focus exclusively on real estate law.  I love having a dual profession, and working with other real estate professionals.


In 2015, I became a mom, and this role also suits me well.  I love being a mom.  Now that I have a child, I realize that my law office was like my first "child".   I would say that I have an enjoyable and well-rounded life.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    11 years, 150 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    11 years, 50 cases
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    9 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Ruth Ryan-Cruz

    I met Shanna in 2010 and consider her a great resource for the area of real estate law. Shanna knows this area of law very well and I have no hesitation referring clients to her for complex real estate matters. I endorse this lawyer.


    Ruth Ryan-Cruz Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul N. Batta

    I endorse this lawyer. In my opinion no attorney knows Real Estate Law and Landlord Tenant Law like Shanna Welsh. Her knowledge of the law and expertise in Real Estate and Property Law issues set Shanna apart from other attorneys. As an attorney I am confident to refer Shanna all of my Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, and Property Law clients.


    Paul Batta Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

So. Cal. Realty Law

1901 1st Ave # 420
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSo. Cal Realty Law2011 - Present
AssociateKehr Law Group2010 - 2012
AssociateLaw Offices of Michael Spilger2005 - 2011
Law ClerkBuchanon Ingersol, LLP2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
AmikasBoard Member2011 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
Greater San Diego Association of REALTORSHousing Opportunities Committee, Government Affairs Committee2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of PittsburghJazz, AnthropologyBachelor of Arts and Sciences2000