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We Tip the Scales in Your Favor

At SHANE LAW, we are a dedicated and compassionate Bay Area law firm serving the communities throughout California. With almost 40 years of experience in personal injury, you can feel confident that your case is being handled expertly and aggressively.

Insurance Companies Are NOT Your Friend

Our mission is to get you the compensation you deserve…while providing you with friendly and compassionate representation throughout your case.  At SHANE LAW we understand that you are experiencing pain, financial hardship and stress after an injury accident.  We are on your side and ready to help.

As a small law office, we offer personalized attention and a deep commitment to understanding the unique circumstances of your case. We believe that every client's story is important, and we strive to build a strong attorney-client relationship based on trust and transparency.

At SHANE LAW, we firmly believe in fighting for your rights. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents can take on our clients and their families. As such, we work tirelessly to secure fair compensation to help them recover, both physically and financially.

Beyond just our legal expertise, David Shane has been an active member of the Marin County community for decades. He actively engages in initiatives to raise awareness about personal injury matters and recent changes to the law. His dedication to serving the community extends beyond the courtroom.

Choosing a law firm is the most important decision you will make about your case, and at SHANE LAW, we strive to provide unmatched expertise, unwavering commitment, and genuine empathy. We are here to guide you through the legal process, answer your questions, and provide the support you need to move forward with confidence.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of others, contact us right away. Let SHANE LAW be your voice and advocate in seeking the justice and compensation you deserve.

David R. Shane, Esq.
David Shane

As a  Marin County resident for more than 27 years, I have been an active member of the Bay Area community both and professionally and personally. I graduated from University of Wisconsin Law in 1983, and I have represented individuals and corporations.  I have tried more than 75 cases to verdict for both plaintiffs and defendants, and I have numerous published State and Federal Court decisions.

For the past twenty-five years I have had the privilege of developing a small boutique litigation firm that has a healthy and active plaintiff personal injury focus.  We have had considerable success including several seven figure verdicts and settlements, and uniformly excellent results for a vast number of clients. Our practice ranges from dog bite claims to catastrophic multi-million dollar personal injury cases.

As a result of my years of experience, I have a mastery of the issues involved in personal injury. I know the very best experts, I have worked against many of the top defense firms, and I am adept at evaluating and trying cases.

In the past I have represented a number of Fortune 500 companies and other major businesses including Kaiser Foundation, DHL Express, Federal Express Corporation, FedEx Freight West, Inc., formerly known as Viking Freight, Inc., Airborne Express, Air Canada, American Airlines, Sprint Communications Company, L.P., Nokia and GTE MobilNet.

As such,  I know the insurance industry and can maximize your recovery. Insurance companies do not pay easily, but our firm can get you the most money for your case.


1982:                           Clerk, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice Shirley Abrahamson
1981:                           Clerk, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Luther Swygert

Published Decisions:

Insurance Company of North America vs. Federal Express, 189  F.3d 914 (9th Cir. 1999)
King Jewelry, Inc.vs. Federal Express Corporation, 316 F.3d 961 (9th Cir. 2003)
Fisher vs. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 842 F.Supp 397 (N.D.Cal. 1993)
Downey vs. Federal Express Corp., 1993 U.S. Dist lexis 16114 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 1993)
Oldfield vs. Athletic Congress, 779 F.2d 505 (9th Cir. 1985)
Manufacturers Life Ins. Co. vs. Superior Court, 10 Cal.4th 257 (1995)
Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. vs. Superior Court, 160 Cal.App.3d 594 (1984)
Sam L. Majors Jewelers  vs. ABX, Inc., 117 F.3d 922 (5th Cir. 1997)
Power Standards Lab, Inc. vs. Federal Express Corporation, 127Cal.App.4th 1039 (2005)
Continental Insurance Company v. Federal Express Corporation, 454 F.3d 951 (2006).

Community Involvement:

San Rafael Community Theater, Kent Middle School Sixth Grade Basketball Coach, CYO (St Sebastian’s) Basketball Coach, Ross Rec Soccer Coach, School Volunteer

Michele - Paralegal

As the first friendly voice you are likely to hear on the phone, Michele brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm.  A law school graduate and former attorney herself, she supports our clients with insight, compassion and dedication.  Michele has been an integral part of SHANE LAW since 2018. Through her organizational skills and her unwavering dedication to client support she plays a crucial role in ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service throughout their legal journey.  

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