Professional Details

Shawn Weber, J.D., CLS-F
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Weber Dispute Resolution

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Family Law, Mediation & Collaborative Divorce
777 S HWY 101, STE. 123
Solana Beach, CA 92075
USA
8584100144

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Description of Practice

“Divorce is not just a legal process. It’s a human experience.”

Holding a Certified Family Law Legal Specialist designation by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Shawn has worked exclusively in the area of family law for more than 17 years. In that time, he has proven to be a skilled advocate and attorney, as well as an adroit negotiator and mediator. He is especially skilled in resolving difficult divorce, alimony, child support, custody and visitation issues in an unthreatening and confidential environment through mediation, with a high success rate. Shawn is focused exclusively on mediation, collaborative divorce matters, consulting and agreements. In 2006, he became a partner in Brave, Weber & Mack and took on additional responsibilities as the firms CFO. Prior to that, he was the firm’s Managing Attorney, where he grew the firm from a small solo practice to a four lawyer, 10-employee firm. In addition, under his guidance the clientele quadrupled in four years.

Professional Background

Mr. Weber began his family law career in 1999 as a law clerk with the Law Office of Georgine Brave. He began mediating even while still in law school. While still maintaining a litigation practice, Mr. Weber's primary focus is on alternate dispute resolution. He became a managing partner and CFO of Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC in 2006, where he provided a personal touch in every mediation and collaborative case. He has developed a reputation as a compassionate and professional practitioner who seeks to serve the family's best interest through creative solutions. In 2016, Mr. Weber launched Weber Dispute Resolution where he provides family law, mediation and collaborative divorce services. He is a co-founder of Family Resolution Institute were brings his strong experience and background as a mediator to others through Family Law Mediation Trainings.

Mr. Weber served on the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego from 2005 to 2010 and as its President in 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors of Collaborative Practice California since 2013 and its President from 2015-2016.

Experience

Mr. Weber has been divorce mediator since 2001. He has been a trained collaborative divorce practitioner since 2005. He has served on the San Diego Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel as a Pro Tem Judge since 2012. He is currently the President of Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal). He is a co-founder and mediation trainer at Family Resolution Institue.

Degrees

B.A. Double Major, Political Science and Germanic Studies, 1995, Indiana University
J.D., 2001, University of San Diego
Certified Specialist ­ Family Law, 2012 - The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2000    Robert Benjamin, Pepperdine Universtity    Intensive Mediation Course 40 hours
2002    Coast to Coast Mediation Center    Divorce and Family Mediation, 40 hours
2004    Coast to Coast Mediation Center, National Conflict Resolution Center    Advanced Mediation, 15 hours
2005    Collaborative Divorce Trainings    The Basics of Collaborative Divorce: An Interdisciplinary Training for Attorneys, Mental Health and Financial Professionals, 20 hours

Approach

Shawn’s not your everyday family law professional, because for him your divorce is a human experience, not just a legal process. He has a profound ability to get into the world you are experiencing and feeling to uncover the necessary clarity in each divorce relationship dynamic. From there, he uses his gifts to bring a sense of calm, resolve and hope that could never be reached with any other attorney.

Fees

$400 per hour paid at time of service. If the parties choose for the mediator to prepare a settlement agreement, a $2000 deposit is collected to prepare the agreement and all papers required by the court to obtain a divorce. If the mediator prepares the Settlement Agreement, the parties are strongly encouraged to seek independent legal counsel to ensure that all decisions are informed.

Other Information

Working with Shawn Weber is a whole person experience where logic integrates with creativity.

Many of his clients come to him at their darkest and most frightening times of their lives. Shawn Weber understands that family law disputes often invoke the most primal of human emotions and therefore, he taking the title, “Counselor at Law” very seriously.

Shawn Weber is different than most attorneys, because of his conflict management skills to reduce conflict in all areas of divorce relationships. Unlike other attorneys who only assist with the immediate legal issues, Shawn Weber takes a more holistic approach teaching parties skills to enable them to have a long-term peaceful relationship with the other party- especially when children are involved. Rather than looking for quick fixes, Shawn takes the longer view looking for long-term solutions for maximum benefit.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • General
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

References available upon request.

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