Alena Shamos

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Shamos, Alena

Address: 960 Canterbury Place, Suite 300
Escondido, California 92025
Telephone: 760-743-1226 x109
Fax: 760-746-9926
Legal Assistant: Margie Ortega — x 123

Publications: New Rules on Demurring and Conferring in 2016Ruling Maintains Funding of Essential Services

Ms. Shamos joined Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak LLP in 2004.  Her civil litigation practice includes trial, real estate and business litigation, partition and quiet title actions, Government Tort Liability, writ practice, appellate practice, constitutional challenges, unlawful detainer, municipal litigation, elections law, contract disputes, tort disputes, environmental litigation (CEQA and NEPA), inverse condemnation and construction defect litigation.  Ms. Shamos represents government entities, businesses and individuals.

Ms. Shamos is fluent in Russian and speaks Spanish. In addition, Ms. Shamos holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License since 2004 to facilitate her real estate litigation practice.

In 2001, before joining Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak, Ms. Shamos was an associate at Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli, LLP. Her responsibilities included various aspects real estate, business and land use litigation.

Ms. Shamos was admitted to the California State Bar in 2001. That year Ms. Shamos also received her Juris Doctor degree from University of San Diego School of Law. During law school she received high honors in Negotiation and participated in mediation training.

During law school Ms. Shamos clerked at the law offices of White and Bright, LLP to gain practical experience with civil litigation. Ms. Shamos also interned with the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office where she obtained courtroom experience. For several years before and during law school, Ms. Shamos worked at the San Diego Association of Realtor’s® Legal Affairs department, where she facilitated mediations, arbitrations and ethics hearings (enforcing the Realtor ® Code of Ethics).

In 1997 Ms. Shamos earned a Bachelor of the Arts from San Diego State University in International Business with a focus on Western Europe and a specialization in Spanish. During her years at San Diego State, she perfected her Spanish speaking skills by studying in Madrid, Spain.

Ms. Shamos is a member of the State Bar of California. She is also a member of the Litigation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and was a member of the Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court from 2012 to 2013.

Ms. Shamos’ recent publications include, “New Rules On Demurring and Conferring in 2016 (San Diego Attorney Journal and Orange County Attorney Journal, May 2016) and “Juror Misconduct – If You Can’t Say it in Person, You Can’t Type it on Facebook or Twitter” (North County Lawyer, October 2011).

Ms. Shamos also participated as a reviewer for the 2016 Edition of the California Municipal Law Handbook.

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