Shane Nielson

Top rated Family Law attorney in Walnut Creek, California

Candelaria PC
Shane Nielson
Candelaria PC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2016

Education: California Western School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

Candelaria PC

1981 N. Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Visit website


An adept professional well-known across the Golden State for his zeal, Shane C. Nielson is a senior attorney at Candelaria Law in Walnut Creek, California. Since obtaining his bar license to practice law in California in 2016, he has focused his practice on family law, extending his service to families and individuals in the Oakland region. He assists them with divorce, child custody, child support, premarital agreements, same-sex issues and various other family law matters such as domestic abuse and adoptions.

A family man himself, Mr. Nielson understands the importance of compassion, open communication and empathy in resolving family law disputes. He is intimately familiar with the emotions that might come to play while fighting for child custody or filing for divorce and ensures to be a safe space and a good friend his clients can rely on. He knows a majority of family law cases can be settled out of court cost-effectively through negotiations, but he is always fully prepared to advocate for his client before the judge and the jurors. He holds a "Good" rating on Avvo.

Mr. Nielson is a graduate of Kaplan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in paralegal studies in 2008. Immediately after, he joined the Family Law Group, INC., as a paralegal. Following his passion for family law, he decided to further pursue his education and attended the California School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2015. Later in 2016, he re-joined Family Law Group, INC., but this time as an attorney and climbed up the ladder to become the managing attorney of the firm. In April, 2024, Mr. Nielson joined Candelaria Law as a Senior Attorney.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2016, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Rising Star, Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2014
  • Cum Laude, California School of Law
  • Outstanding Volunteer, ACBA, 2018
  • Recognition of services as a volunteer for Alameda County Bar Association., Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member, Alameda County Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • MCLE Instructor, beginning and intermediate DissoMaster, 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer, Alameda County Bar Association Day of Court., 2019

Office location for Shane Nielson

1981 N. Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-344-3524


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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