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Jessie Shaw


It was a pleasure working with Jessie on my divorce. She fought for my benefit from beginning to end. I felt like I was in good hands. Also a great person to interact with. I am grateful for what she has done for me personally and for our family. - Eric L.

About Jessie Shaw

Jessie Shaw, CFLS has been practicing law since 1991, and exclusively focuses on Family Law. She has handled many high profile, highly complex and sophisticated family law matters, including the representation of high-net-worth individuals, “A” list celebrities, professionals, business owners, and middle class and lower income individuals. She has extensive experience with cases that involve hidden assets and income and property located overseas. She frequently appears as a commentator on numerous media programs and outlets, and she was featured in a full-page article published in the Los Angeles Times in April 2002 titled “She Knows Courtroom Drama”.

She has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 2002 and is a member of the Association of Family & Conciliation courts. She came to the U.S. at the age of 24, and she is the first Chinese lawyer in Southern California certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. She has handled over 100 trials and nearly 1,000 family law hearings, and she has argued family law cases in the California Courts of Appeal.

She represented the mother at the trial level in H.S, v. Superior Court (2010, 24th District, Riverside) 183 cal. App. 4th 1502. The California Court of Appeals granted the petition for writ of mandate brought by a married couple to vacate the order for genetic testing and ruled the trial court erred when it ordered genetic testing in a paternity action when the real party in interest had no standing as a presumed father other than a voluntary declaration of paternity that was executed and subsequently rescinded by a married woman.

The highlights of her career include locating a child who had been abducted and hidden by one of the parents overseas and/or in the U.S. and obtaining sole legal and physical custody orders for her client after the child was recovered. A number of her cases have been headline news in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Jessie won an order of $250,000 in attorney fees and costs and an additional $65,000 as sanctions for her client when the Court found that the opposing party failed to disclose real estate that he owned overseas that Jessie was able to find.

In another case, Jessie obtained a judgment in her client’s favor following a multi-day bench trial to determine the parties’ date of separation that took place several years after the parties filed and litigated their divorce case.

And in another case, Jessie’s client, the husband, was awarded two real properties in Arcadia and the parties’ companies when the Court found that the wife wired community property funds to her relatives without the husband’s consent and that she had violated the fiduciary duty that she owed to her husband. The Court further found that the wife’s use of community funds to engage in extensive gambling activities without the knowledge or consent of the husband constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty. The husband was awarded with substantial attorney fees and costs against the wife’s community property portion. The wife appealed and the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision.

She has negotiated numerous successful settlements for her clients informally and at mediations. Jessie Shaw is a descendant of the Mongolian Marshal General of Genghis Khan, Muqali (his 21st great granddaughter).

  • Harvard Law School, Advanced Professional Skills—Program Negotiation and Leadership – 2021
  • National Chung Hsing University Law, LL.B—Bachelor of Laws – 1986
  • Temple University School of Law – 1989
Work Experience
  • Court-appointed minors’ counsel, Los Angeles Superior Courts
  • Court-appointed special master, Los Angeles Superior Courts
  • Court Appointed Special Administrator of Estate of a Deceased Spouse, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • American Inn of Court – Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association – Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section – Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 2002 – Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2002 – Present
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Asian Pacific Section, 1993 – 1994
  • Taipei and Los Angeles Sister City, Co-Chair, 1992 – 1993
  • United Way Asian Youth Center Fundraising Co-Chair, 1992 – 1993
Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Talk Family Law 2014
  • Legal Talk Prenuptial 2013
  • Legal Seminar Domestic Violence Prevention 1994
  • Legal Seminar Family Law 1992
  • Certified Specialist – Family Law, State Bar of California – 2002
  • Temporary Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court – 2005
  • Temporary Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles – 2003
  • Certificate of Participation and Generous Support, Los Angeles International Cup Dragon Boat Festival – 1994
  • Outstanding Volunteer Family, Los Angeles County Bar Association – 1993
  • Certificate of Tribute, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law – 1992
  • Master of Chinese Calligraphy, National Chung Hsing University – 1982

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