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Alistair David James Shaw

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Alistair Shaw


Licensed for 5 years

Virtual consultation available

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About Alistair

Learn Alistair’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Wide range of family law services ranging from child custody, divorce, prenuptial contracts, and domestic violence

  2. Domestic violence
    30%

  3. Child custody
    15%

  4. Divorce and separation
    15%

Alistair Shaw graduated from the University of California – Berkeley in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. During his time in Berkeley, Mr. Shaw oversaw a youth mentorship program that paired university students with local middle-school children to help guide them through their transition into high school.

Mr. Shaw received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California – Davis in 2017. Mr. Shaw interned for the Honorable Thadd A. Blizzard in the Sacramento Superior Court. He then dedicated one year advocating for indigent survivors of domestic violence through the UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic. Mr. Shaw also spent time working for the California Office of the Attorney General, where he wrote criminal appellate briefs on behalf of the State of California. For his commitment to working for the public interest during law school, Mr. Shaw received recognition as a nominee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award.

Mr. Shaw was actively involved in his law school community and served as President of the Law Students’ Association. In this role, Mr. Shaw represented all professional schools at UC Davis in discussions regarding the hiring of a new chancellor with University of California President Janet Napolitano and the other Regents of the University of California. Mr. Shaw also oversaw the addition of new mental health services in the law school.

After law school, Mr. Shaw worked at a family law firm in Walnut Creek as a law clerk and associate attorney upon passing the California Bar Exam in 2017. While working in Walnut Creek, Mr. Shaw gained invaluable courtroom experience through appearances in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties.

Mr. Shaw is a first-generation immigrant, having moved from England to the United States with his family in 1997. He grew up in the Central Valley in Tracy, California. In his spare time, Mr. Shaw enjoys visiting craft breweries, watching Cal football and basketball games, and spending time with his pet Corgi (“Joey”).

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Licensed for 5 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired him for a divorce case
Alistair was a great lawyer. He was quick with his responses, but most importantly, he was very thorough in his emails. So thorough, I only called him once during the whole divorce process, which took a year, and never met him in person. No divorce is easy, but I was satisfied with the outcome. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stress off in care of Expert, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy Result oriented Attorney!
In a divorce, kids happiness, well being and the right custody mattered the most and I needed to do my best for my kids. So, when it mattered the most, I needed the best advocate by my side. I feel extremely pleased I found the best one in Alistair at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri law firm. Alistair successfully presented my case and helped achieve the desired results. What I liked the most about Alistair was he made the entire process feel smooth and less stressful through his caring, calm, candid and very professional approach. Alistair’s case interview, research and presentations were exemplary helping take my stress off during very difficult times. Highly recommend Alistair’s services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Legal Extern
  • California Department Of Justice Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Intern
  • Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Extern for the Honorable Thadd A. Blizzard
  • Sacramento Superior Court
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • University of California - Davis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2014

Legal Cases

  • Attorney Fees for Child Support Modificaiton
  • Received an award of attorney fees for every penny client had paid through our post-judgment motion.
  • Divorce
  • Was able to finalize the divorce within 6 months and resulted in client receiving personal belongings of sentimental value that were once withheld.

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Diversity Comm
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Com
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Sec
  • Chair
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Sec
  • Vice Chair
  • 2020 - 2021
  • COVID-19 Taskforce: Family Law Section of the SCCBA
  • Chair
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Law Student Association of University of California - Davis
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Jose Family Lawyer Alistair David James Shaw
Alistair David James Shaw
Family Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 5 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available