“Divorce is not just a legal process.
It’s a human experience.”
– Shawn Weber, CLS-F
Lead Counsel and Mediator
Shawn Weber’s Approach
For Shawn, your divorce is a human experience, rather than just a legal process. Using his dolphin lawyering philosophy, he uses good-natured humor and his empathic gifts. Since he is a master mediator and negotiator, Shawn creates a calm and safe place for his clients.
He starts with having you answer HOW you want to divorce. That’s because this question is almost as important as deciding WHETHER to divorce.
Decide now whether you want dolphin lawyering or a shark.
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As the dolphin lawyer rather than a shark, Shawn is not your everyday family law attorney. That’s because his vast conflict management skills reduce conflict in all areas of divorce relationships. He also:
- has a profound gift to read people and get into the world they are experiencing so he can uncover the necessary clarity in each family dynamic
- seeks long-term solutions for the best benefit now and after divorce instead of quick fixes
- takes a more holistic approach seeking a tailored approach to each family rather than “cookie-cutter” procedures
- tells you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear
- has a grounded stance in the reality of what you will get and what you won’t get
- listens deeply, every time
Shawn in his own words:
Because of his gifts in grasping the human element, Shawn understands that family law disputes often invoke the most primal of human emotions.
So, he coaches you on how to navigate the ever changing currents of family law. For example, he will show you how to separate the noise in hostile emails from distinct nuggets that need a response. Additionally, he can show you how to reduce conflict with the other party, and how to interact in an effective solutions way as opposed to an angry, defensive, hostile manner.
Clients rely heavily on Shawn for advice and protection, especially when the stakes are high. As a result, you will find clarity, safety and direction that gives you a chance for healthier kids, healthier families and a healthier, more self-assured you.
Is Shawn’s dolphin lawyering approach what you are seeking?
Then call 858-410-0144 to schedule a free initial
15-minute telephone call with Shawn today.
Experience and Qualifications
California Certified Specialist in Family Law
Certified as a Legal Specialist in Family Law (CLS-F) by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Shawn has worked solely in family law for more than 18 years. In that time, he has proven to be a skilled advocate and lawyer, as well as an adept negotiator and mediator. He is especially skilled in resolving difficult divorce, alimony, child support, custody and visitation issues in a safe and confidential environment through mediation, with a high success rate.
A “Dolphin Lawyer” Rather than a Shark
Shawn adheres to his unique dolphin lawyering approach, which analogizes the lawyer to a dolphin rather than the common stereotype of a shark. As a result, Shawn focuses solely on mediation, collaborative divorce, consulting and family law agreements.
Shawn became a partner in Brave, Weber & Mack where he took on added responsibilities as the firm’s CFO in 2006. Prior to that, he was the firm’s Managing Lawyer, where he grew the firm from a small solo practice to a four-lawyer, 10-person firm. Now, Shawn leads and directs Weber Dispute Resolution, where he applies his vast know-how and ample peacemaking skills as a mediator and advocate to help families resolve legal issues without family court.
A Respected Mediator and Trainer
Using friendly dolphin lawyering instead of angry lawsuits, Shawn is trusted and known as a skilled mediator and collaborative lawyer. Because of his pledge to peacemaking, Shawn is a co-founder of Family Resolution Institute, where he trains others as mediators. He also coaches and trains other professionals in the dolphin lawyering approach.
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View Shawn’s LinkedIn Profile for more details on his know-how or view the right sidebar on this page for snippets.
Read What Others Are Saying About Shawn
Because of Shawn’s rare skill to handle family law cases with patience and compassion, he is respected in the field. Due to his well-known peacemaking gifts, Shawn is busy spreading the word in the San Diego community and beyond.
So check out some of Shawn’s radio spots, TV appearances, and videos to gain helpful tidbits on divorce options and resources.
Shawn Weber Offers Back to School Advice for Divorced Parents on NBC 7 San Diego
Shawn appeared on the NBC 7 San Diego Morning News on Friday, August 24 to offer advice to divorced parents who have conflicts over ‘back to school’ issues with their children.
Check it out here.
“Back-to-school Doesn’t Have to Mean Back To Court”
Interview on KOGO AM 600 Morning News with anchors Ted Garcia and LaDona Harvey featured a live interview with Shawn on Wednesday, August 16.
Your Wealth Hour with Hosts Ryan White and Karen Kaseno. ESPN 1700 AM. August 18, 2016.
“Tips for Successful Holiday Co-parenting”
The Real Estate Radio Hour with Hosts Ryan White, David McElveen, Guests: Justin Reckers and Shawn Weber. ESPN 1700 AM. December 5, 2013.
The Real Estate Radio Hour with Hosts Ryan White, David McElveen, Guests: Justin Reckers and Shawn Weber. ESPN 1700 AM. April 4, 2013.
The Real Estate Radio Hour with Hosts Ryan White, David McElveen, Guests: Brian Davis and Shawn Weber. ESPN 1700 AM. February 12, 2013.
The Real Estate Radio Hour with Hosts Ryan White, David McElveen, Guests: Shawn Weber and Drew Hardin. ESPN 1700 AM. October 2, 2014.
KPBS TV Interview on Evening Edition, Guest Shawn Weber. December 3, 2012.
KPBS Radio Midday Edition, Guest Shawn Weber, December 3, 2012
Giving Back to Community
Shawn views service as a high calling because he believes in giving back. Consequently, Shawn volunteers with the Boy Scouts and mentor’s youth at his church. Especially relevant to family law, he served as a Board Member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego from 2005-2013 and served as the group’s President in 2009. Additionally, Shawn worked as President of Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal) from 2015-2016 and now serves as a member of its Board of Directors.
In addition, Shawn is a father of five. So, he gets the human side of family law. As a result, he brings his real-life experience to the table for his clients.
Call Shawn today at 858-410-0144 to schedule a free
initial 15-minute telephone consultation.
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