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Shannon Eliza Stein

Family Attorney at Sunnyvale, CA

4.6   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Shannon

Learn Shannon’s areas of practice.

Personally: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, cooking, baking and reading.   I also enjoy attending sporting events.

 

Professionally: I am well respected in the legal community. I will be President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in 2011. I work well with other attorneys. I do my best to make this process easier for my clients. I keep my clients well informed of their cases.

 

Location

Law offices of Shannon Stein
438 S. Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by John | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I had the privilege of working with Shannon for legal advice during my divorce proceedings, and I couldn't be more pleased with her services. While I didn't require full representation in court, I leaned on her expertise and guidance heavily, and I was consistently impressed. Shannon demonstrated a remarkable level of professionalism and efficiency throughout our interactions. One thing that stood out was her responsiveness; she was always quick to address my questions and concerns, providing clarity and peace of mind during a challenging time. It was evident that she had a deep understanding of family law, and her ability to explain complex legal matters in a way that was easy to comprehend was greatly appreciated. What truly set Shannon apart was her impeccable organization and attention to detail. She had her act together from the start, ensuring that every document and piece of advice was on point. This level of diligence not only saved me time but also instilled confidence in her abilities. I wholeheartedly recommend Shannon to anyone seeking legal counsel during divorce or family law matters. Her expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism made a significant difference in my experience, and I am grateful for her support during this challenging period in my life. Thank you, Shannon, for your outstanding service and guidance.
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Posted by Homaira | April 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very knowledgeable lawyer
My case it not over yet, but Shannon is working very hard for my case (an abused women with 3 sons) to get justice and not beings through out of house with my 3 kids.
Posted by Linda | April 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal rights of Grandparents
I am very thankful to Shannon for taking her time and providing an extremely informative consultation. I believe I have a much better understanding of my rights now.
Posted by Jeanine | March 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calm and clear strategies for difficult situations
Shannon was a compassionate, resourceful and respectful attorney throughout a complicated custody dispute. She helped me navigate and win the move away our children needed to thrive. She advised on how to organize my case, manage the evaluation process, and deal with various legal issues thrown in along the way. Her calm and consistent strategy helped me close a difficult chapter and I’d strongly recommend her help for family court matters.
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Posted by Matt | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Loved Shannon!!! She's a warrior!
I met with Shannon, she was my 5th lawyer I had met with for my asset division agreement. She verified everything I had learned through 4 other lawyers. And she added some other things, and was ready to start the lawsuit and she made it clear how I could end up with everything. I did not want to go to court, I did not want to drag my kids through anything, so I had her and I work out an agreement that covered all the bases. She was great, professional, clear and was easy to communicate with. We settled based on Shannon's agreement and are now settled and all the properties are divided in a fair and practical way. I now know who to send people to when they are in a situation similar to mine.
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Posted by Aviah | April 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shannon kept my children safe
I cannot put into words how strongly I recommend Shannon Stein and her practice. I came to her with a complex custody case, involving an international relocation of children who were living mostly with the other parent, who was beset with serious issues of her own, due to an informal understanding about the relocation that had broken down. I had never had an attorney in the case, and there was no reason to expect an easy path. Shannon quickly took charge, and together with her wonderful colleague, Malavika, and kind and sensitive office staff, steered the case in the right direction. At no time did Shannon play “dirty,” which the opposing counsel certainly seemed to do; there were no insults, no yelling or provocations. There was also no wasting of time and funds on unnecessary litigation; in fact, Shannon’s clear mission was to seek an amicable resolution, with an eye towards coparenting in the future, i.e., staying out of court. 10 months later, we had a court order moving the children to my (their father’s) residence abroad. I cannot thank Shannon and her office enough.
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Posted by Patty | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Savior
Initially thinking I could do my simple divorce paperwork on my own I messed it up. Shannon took all the information sorted it out and presented me with options to resolve the situation. She was up front with all options and a joy to work with. Wish I had started with her first!!!
Posted by Paul | December 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Shannon helped me during a critical situation
I had been ambushed by my ex's attorney with a fabricated emergency court order and hearing date, the same day I was due to be overseas for a business conference. The ex's attorney refused to move the court date until I furnished a heap of information and delivered her a check for a questionable child support claim. Shannon calmed me down, told me that I am entitled to a continuance, and even tried to negotiation the continuance with the opposing attorney by phone. She gave me instructions on how to get the date move by working with the court since the opposing council refused to budge. Lastly, she encouraged me and told me how I could hire her when the time comes. I am very grateful for Shannon's calm and gracious help when I really needed it.
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Posted by Michael | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucky to have her in my corner!
Shannon's support and guidance during my divorce gave me comfort and confidence throughout the negotiation process. Working through custody of two small children, all my concerns were addressed and resolved to my satisfaction, and more importantly, in the best interest of my children. I am very happy with my settlement.
Posted by Rosalinda Bush | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Consul
5 Stars is not enough for her level of expertise. She handled my divorce which by the time I asked for her help a lot of damage had already been one by a previous attorney. From the time she took over my case all the way to the end, it went a lot smoother and cleaner. I was very happy with the outcome. She's compassionate and very sincerely professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her for legal consul.
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Posted by Travis | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!!!!!
I hired Shannon for my divorce which involved multiple properties, and our daughter. This took many meetings and could have been made more complicated but Shannon was with me every step of the way. She really made me feel at ease and took care of my case with compassion and care! I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a top notch Attorney to represent them with a divorce case.
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Posted by Dave | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert guidance, detail oriented!
Shannon has been very helpful in the preparation of my premarital agreement! Her expertise and professionalism are an invaluable asset in the entire process. She is my "go-to" person whenever I need advise in family law in the future!
Posted by Ivy | July 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney!! Good instincts !!
Ms. Stein provided excellent advice and acted swiftly to address my issue. She was out of the jurisdiction for my case, and to complicate matters, we only had a couple of works hours to act. I received very insightful council from Ms. Stein within this limited time frame. She was able to refer me to a colleague family attorney who also handled my case with excellence. It takes an excellent Attorney to know another!!
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Posted by Ed | May 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate advisor, unmatched professional
Facing an extraordinarily difficult family matter, Ms. Stein provided excellent and timely services. As my case was further complicated due to multi-state jurisdiction factors, she was able to quickly connect with legal advisors across state lines. Her understanding, compassion, and obvious devotion to her profession is unmatched.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent guidance!
Sought Shannon's guidance at the last minute. Gave her a quick rundown before going to child support court. She gave valuable advice that dramatically improved our ability to get the non-custodial parent to pay their back support. THANK YOU SHANNON!
Posted by Justin | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent experience
It was a pleasure working with Shannon on my prenuptial agreement. My fiancé and I were not happy with our state's laws regarding ownership of property, and so we drafted an agreement indicating what we consider fair. Shannon helped us to clearly state our intentions and caught anything that we missed. She is very professional; she pointed out the sections that required more clarification without any implication that we should alter our approach. This was very significant to me, as my fiancé and I spent a great deal of time considering what we wanted before we sought review. We also tend to be hands-on, and I preferred to write changes myself. She respected this when reviewing the edits. She offered to make alterations yet was never pushy. She was prompt to reply to all my e-mail, and friendly when we spoke over the phone. She really was exactly the lawyer that I needed. I am pleased with my experience, and I would not hesitate to contact her again should a need arise in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Lawyer & an Empathetic Person
Shannon is a very professional lawyer and an empathetic person, and I don't say this lightly. She is the kind of person who I am so sorry I did not know at the beginning of my divorce. She is the kind of person who I know cares more about me than my payments. She is the kind of person who is a dedicated professional. She is the kind of person who works from her heart. She is the kind of person who was there for me when I needed. She is the kind of person who gave me good advice. She is the kind of person whom I can totally be a friend of. I highly recommend her to anyone who is going through a divorce, and who wants their most important partner in this process to be a human being of the highest standard.
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Posted by Laura and Mark | June 30, 2015
Combating negative post from non client
Shannon is a pleasure to work with, she was very helpful every time we asked for legal advice. As for her rates, they are reasonable and in fact she has always been generous. We recommend her to any potential client. Laura and Mark.
Posted by Alena | June 28, 2015
Thorough and professional represantation
Ms. Stein provided what I considered to be the very best representation of me during my divorce proceedings. She was kind, patient and understanding throughout the entire time. Ms. Stein looked out for my best interest and continually kept me fully appraised of everything that was going on legally. I believe Ms. Stein's fees were commensurate with the services she provided.
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Posted by Ron | May 22, 2015
The Best!
I met Ms. Stein intended to discuss my case, hope she will handle it, as I had a tied deadline from court. Despite a very short notice, she met me the same day, sat with me for a free consultation, and heard my story. Since a conflict of interest in the day of court out of the area, Ms. Stein couldn’t take the case, but gave me two referrals to other lawyers. She also gave me a good advice regards the legal proceeding, I can’t be more thankful for her. Ms. Stein recognized my watershed point, and assists a fellow, I wasn’t even her client. She is a very good lawyer, this is why I came to her in the first place, but I left knowing she is also a very good person, thank you Shannon, you are the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Sayar and Fausto
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Hammer and Jacobs
  • 2003 - 2007

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Brandeis University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2003 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Junior League
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • William Ingram American Inn of Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Hadassah
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Family Law Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Barristers Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Family Law Social Chair
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Barrister of the Year
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Dealing with Difficult Clients in Difficult Times
  • Ethics
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse Shannon
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a detailed, caring, and intelligent lawyer. He truly cares about his clients. He helps his clients navigate through the Court process well. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would strongly recommend Shannon Stein to any individual requiring a family law attorney. While Shannon is extremely compassionate, ethical, and competent, the factor that most stands out is her desire to reduce client costs and go about family law litigation in a measured and reasonable manner. Shannon is not the type of attorney who profits at the expense of her clients. She finds a way to successfully forward her client's agenda without unnecessary delay or expense. Her sound insight into the law allows her to give the kind of excellent legal advice that promotes appropriate resolution family law matters. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very familiar with Shannon and her work. She is extremely professional, effective, and knowledgeable. She is held in high regard within the community. I would highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have experienced Shannon to be very professional in her dealings."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred a number of clients to Shannon all with very positive results. She is very knowledgeable, has good relationships with her clients and is a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A number of people in my community have used Shannon Stein, all with great results. She's smart and tough, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking family law counsel."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is an excellent attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her myself."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shannon is a capable attorney, with a good deal of experience in Family Law. She is reasonable, responsible, and highly ethical. It was a pleasure to work with her, even though our clients were at odds."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a capable and experienced attorney. She's easy going and well respected within the local family law bar. A good lawyer to have on your side."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is a great leader and has provided the Santa Clara Bar Association with much needed direction as president. She is also a competence and good family law attorney with plenty of years of experience."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can't say enough good things about Shannon. She is a recognized leader in the area of family law, an accomplished professional and a wonderful advocate for her clients. The people I have referred to Shannon are always pleased and more than happy to have her on their side."
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