Lana M. Shearer

Lana M. Shearer

Attorney
Location:
Elk Grove, California
Phone:
916-226-1305
Fax:
916-226-1315
Email:

Ms. Shearer, a native of Northern California, spent her childhood in Linden, California and moved to Sacramento in 1990 to attend California State University. She graduated with honors in 1992 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Shearer earned her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1998. Ms. Shearer experience includes the areas of family law, insurance defense, land use, employment, and workers compensation law. Finding her true passion was family law, Ms. Shearer decided to concentrate her practice on family law in 2012. Ms. Shearer opened her own family law firm in Elk Grove, California in 2014 to focus on providing Mediation, Collaborative Law and Limited Scope Legal Services.

Ms. Shearer regularly attends trainings and seminars covering diverse topics in family law in order to stay current with recent developments. A member of the California Bar, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (federal court).

Professional Background

  • Associate in Arts, San Joaquin Delta Jr. College, Stockton, California
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento, California
  • Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California

Highlights of Professional Training

  • The Center for Understanding in Conflict – 40 Hour Mediation Intensive Training<
    April 2011
  • Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group - 2 Day Collaborative Training<
    April 2012
  • Taking the War Out of Words: Use of Non-Defensive Communication<
    October 2012
  • Notable Mistakes That Lawyers Make With Employment Benefits and How to Excel by Avoiding them<
    January 2013
  • Attorney Briefcase 2012 Year in Review-A Family Law Update<
    February 2013
  • Untangling Reimbursement Claims: Analyzing Them, Making Them, and Defending Against Them<
    March 2013
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations<
    April 2013
  • Valuation Including Goodwill, Income Available for Support, Depreciation, & Marital Standard of Living<
    May 2013
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists – 6 day Advanced Family Law Course<
    August 2013
  • Tax Consequences of Divorce<
    November 2013
  • What Family Court Judges Want You to Know<
    November 2013
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists - Annual Spring Seminar
    March 2015

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation Coaching
  • Divorce Coaching
  • Child Custody Mediation Coaching

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California and its Family Law Section, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association and its Family Law Section, Member
  • City of Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • International Association of Collaborative Practitioners, Member
  • Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group, Member
  • Registry of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Member