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Shana Jo Black

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.7   57 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
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Shana J. Black was admitted to the California bar in 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law in 2000, cum laude.

She was a member of the San Diego Law Review, serving with distinction, and a Merit Scholarship Recipient at the University of San Diego School of Law from 1997 to 2000. She has received numerous awards for her legal and community work, including the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, CALI Award for High Achievement in Trusts and Estates and International Civil Litigation, and recognition by the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. Prior to entering law school, she taught Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics as a graduate assistant and adjunct faculty member.

Location

Law Offices of Shana J. Black
8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Suite 800
San Diego, CA, 92108

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Kristina | January 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney!
I highly recomend Shana J. Black. She was thorough and put my mind at ease, especially in the court room. Shana took care of my kids and I, and for that alone I am so grateful. She truly cared about our well being. ​She gave me the confidence and direction I needed through the most difficult time in my life.
Posted by Bruce | October 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Shana J.
I met with and retained Shana J, she made me feel comfortable and helped me navigate through the legal process. She represented me better than I could have imagined. She explained things in a way so that I could easily understand. She fought hard for me and went above and beyond doing everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney and the result was better than I was expecting. Thank you Shana J.
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Posted by Rachel | September 28, 2023
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Her professionalism and empathy for her clients make her a great attorney that I do not hesitate to recommend.
I highly recommend Shana J. Black. She is a hard-working attorney, an excellent communicator, and always works diligently to obtain the best possible results for her clients. Her professionalism and empathy for her clients make her a great attorney that I do not hesitate to recommend.
Posted by Terry Johnson | August 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I would recommend to anyone
I would recommend to anyone. They’re efficient, knowledgeable, professional, and incredibly nice. Shana J. Black specifically has been a pleasure to work with (and she tirelessly answers my many ridiculous questions). God forbid I ever get divorced again, but if I do I know who to contact!
Posted by Rosa Unis | July 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny
They made everything for my divorce so easy and simple and had amazing communication the entire time. Ms. Shana J. Blac was amazing and so is every person I interacted with. I am so thankful I found them! Worth every penny!
Posted by Rootways Inc | July 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I cannot thank you enough and will 100% recommend Shana to everyone I know
"Shana helped us file everything and she was SO HELPFUL. The only thing we needed to do was go sign the papers and she did literally everything else for us. I cannot believe how easy and quick this was compared to the countless hours I spent in the courthouse trying to figure this all out myself. I cannot thank you enough and will 100% recommend Shana to everyone I know."
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Posted by Santiago Obrien | July 19, 2023
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She and her team provide a life changing service that is worth investing in.
I can’t recommend Shana J. and her team enough. She was knowledgeable, compassionate to our needs, friendly, quick, and kept us informed of what we needed to get done and stayed on top of deadlines and made sure everything was submitted in a timely fashion. What they provide is affordable and trust me, you don’t want to try and do this by yourself. She and her team provide a life changing service that is worth investing in.
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Posted by Sherry Burke | June 15, 2023
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I highly recommend them!
Shana J. Black and her entire staff were professional. She had my best interests in mind. Best in town! I highly recommend them!
Posted by Kelly Joseph | June 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend her and her team!
We had a great experience with Shana J. Black, I would highly recommend her and her team!
Posted by Julia Bennett | June 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I don't plan to get divorced again, however, Shana would be my first and only choice of service.
From the time that I made my initial phone call to Mrs. Shana, I have experienced nothing but positivity, professionalism, and patience. She and all of her staff was very courteous to me. I don't plan to get divorced again, however, Shana would be my first and only choice of service.
Posted by Darrel Cole | May 31, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I highly recommend Tammy for any divorce issues without reservation!
Tammy is knowledgeable, communicates promptly and make the process easy with options. I got all the answers I needed and my end of divorce was handled painlessly. I highly recommend Tammy for any divorce issues without reservation! If you are going through a divorce and want a responsive attorney you can trust, you cannot go wrong choosing Tammy.
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Posted by Kara Cortez | April 3, 2023
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We have teamed up on numerous occasions with very successful AND healthy outcomes for families.
Shana J. Black is an asset to every client she serves as well as to the entire legal community. We have teamed up on numerous occasions with very successful AND healthy outcomes for families.
Posted by Jody Hardy | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I could get expert help all around. Simply the best.
Shana and her team have been caring, efficient, and knowledgeable. Services were tailored to my needs to give me exactly the support I wanted for my amicable divorce. I even got recommendations of other professionals for financial matters, so that I could get expert help all around. Simply the best.
Posted by Philip Parker | March 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
She was also very reasonable in price.
"Shana J. assisted me in drafted some much needed paper work. She took the time explaining the entire process to me, answered all my questions, and provided many examples in plain language. She was quick to respond via email and by phone when needed. She was also very reasonable in price. I recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable lawyer that gives her clients the time and attention they deserve!"
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Posted by Nick Cain | March 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Shana and her team are simply amazing.
Shana and her team are simply amazing. I used her services for my divorce. Though the situation is inherently frustrating and stressful, many times it did not feel that way because the team handled everything. Shana is an excellent communicator, timely, understanding, and very knowledgeable. She’s very comprehensive and transparent in her approach, no question goes unanswered and no strategy is left unexplored. I was completely confident in her services and would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Amy Clarke | February 14, 2023
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One of the best! I highly recommend her!
Shana J. Black and her team ensured I had a full understanding of everything throughout my legal matter. She was even there for clarification after my matter was resolved. If you need someone to help you navigate family law Shana is professional and compassionate. One of the best! I highly recommend her!
Posted by Diane Roy | February 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend her for any family law matters!
Shana and her team were very professional and knowledgeable throughout my legal matter. She was very good at listening, and gave me excellent advice to any questions that I had in a timely manner. She also provided strong legal representation while in court. She has a genuine concern for the well-being of her clients, which was shown through kindness and compassion as I navigated my way through the divorce. I would highly recommend her for any family law matters!
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Posted by Kirk Reed | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I definitely recommend her for services in his practice areas
Shana J. Black is an awesome attorney. She tended to our needs with effective advice. She is professional, courteous, and responded accordingly. She was proactive and answered all questions that my husband and I had. I definitely recommend her for services in his practice areas
Posted by Jack Thompson | January 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend her for anyone looking for custody, divorce etc..
Shana was great from communicating with me about everything and representing us in a tuff custody modification for my family. I recommend her for anyone looking for custody, divorce etc..
Posted by Jane Allen | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend her as a family legal attorney.
My lawyer Shana J. Black, was terrific. She was always very professional and approachable. I felt that she always had my best interest at heart. I was able to trust her judgment and her advice was always invaluable. She was also patient in answering my questions and very responsive to my needs and concerns. She also made me feel at ease and less anxious and worried. She was extremely accessible and very quick with returning emails and phone calls. She was also very caring, understanding, and competent. I am very grateful for her help. I highly recommend her as a family legal attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Shana J. Black
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 2000
  • University of Nevada
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association San Diego
  • President and Founder
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyer's Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Conference of the Delegates, State Bar of California
  • Delegate
  • 2006 - 2007
  • San Diego Republican Businesswomen
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 2017
  • Best Family Law Attorneys in San Diego
  • The San Diego Ten
  • 2009
  • Nominated for Channel 10 Leadership Award
  • Channel 10
  • 2008
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2005
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California Board of Governors
  • 2005
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California Board of Governors
  • 1999
  • CALI Award for High Achievement in Trust & Estates
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 1999
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • KSON Morning Show
  • Advising Jon & Kate
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Child custody Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Shana Black on a number of cases over the last 5 years. Shana cares deeply about her clients and provides a level of compassionate representation that you don't find from all local attorneys. She also cares deeply about the children involved in her cases."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shana is a fierce advocate. She's at the top of her field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Attorney Shana Black argue her cases in court, and I would want her on my side if I was ever in court. She is very well versed in divorce and family law, and finds weaknesses in the arguments of opposing counsel. Her work ethic in the office is exceptional as well - she is hard working, honest, and aggressive. She loves to win cases for her clients. I have made numerous client referrals to Shana Black."
Divorce and separation
Personal injury