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I am a family law attorney, who handles all manner of family law and custody matters, from the very simple to the unique and complex.  I take pride in ensuring that I keep abreast of the legal developments that impact my clients, and ensure that I give them the information they require to make an informed choice.  I have also worked with my collague Brenda Russo to bring Collaborative Divorce options to Solano County clients - helping them to keep costs down and maintain their sanity during difficult times.  


I joined the Law Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP in January of 2004.  I have dedicated my entire practice to the areas of Family Law, mediation, and child custody.  I also have extensive experience successfully representing clients in guardianship cases, step-parent adoptions, complex parentage and/or paternity cases, as well as successfully establishing legal parenting rights for non-biological parents and same-sex couples.


I believe that my passion for helping families as an attorney comes from the simple fact that I genuinely like my clients, and take pride in the work that I do. I believe in their cases, and I want them to achieve the best possible results.


In my private life, I love spending time with my two spoiled pets, working on my home, and sailing.  Explore our website to learn more about what Russo & Prince can do for you. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Divorce: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Mediation: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Linda Calderon Garrett

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with her on a guardianship matter last year. She was pleasant to work with and showed compassion to the case and to the client. I highly recommend Shannon.


    Linda Garrett Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Brenda J. Russo

    I highly endorse attorney Shannon Elms. Ms. Elms has worked for me for many years, and she has proven herself to be a compassionate, dedicated and very skilled attorney. She forms strong and lasting relationships with her clients, and does an excellent job keeping abreast of developments in the law. During her time in my office, she has established an admirable level of expertise assisting families with parentage and paternity disputes. I love working with Ms. Elms because she has a wonderful personality, but I continue to work with her because I know that the clients who come to my office are in good hands when they hire her.


    Brenda Russo Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Law Offices Of Russo & Prince, LLP

1 Harbor Ctr Ste 230
Suisun City, CA, 94585-2427


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices Of Russo & Russo2004 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento Collaborative Practice GroupN/A2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A