David P. Shebby, CFLS

Mr. Shebby is a Certified Family Law Specialist and founding partner of Shebby Hirashima LLP. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1993 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. Mr. Shebby is also an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches marital property. Mr. Shebby has more than three decades of trial experience and has litigated scores of trials to verdict.

Los Angeles Magazine recognized Mr. Shebby as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” each year since 2010, and in 2024 he was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers (in all fields of practice) in Southern California. He has an AV®Preeminent™ peer ranking (the highest possible rating) with regard to both Family Law and Civil Litigation, and is selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Shebby is a member of the Board of Directors of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. The Center provides free family law assistance and legal education to those living in poverty. He served as President of the Center from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, he was awarded the Center’s Hall of Fame Award, which “honors a volunteer whose efforts exhibit, by action and deed over an extended period of time, exceptional service and dedication to the Center, its clients and its causes, and who has left a permanent mark in its history.”

Mr. Shebby is a practicing Catholic and previously served his Catholic community as the chair of the Parish Council at St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice, California. Mr. Shebby is a member of the Los Angeles Catholic Lawyers Association and a volunteer for Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles.

Away from the office, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and most outdoor activities.

Mr. Shebby has published articles and lectured for the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Alameda County Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, and other organizations. A complete list of those lectures and articles can be found below.

Speaking Engagements

  • 10/20/2010 - 100 Days Before Trial Checklist: How to Plan and Prepare for a Family Law Trial - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 01/18/2011 - Live Testimony in a Family Law Case - State Bar of California
  • 10/4/2011 - Electronic Evidence: Legal, Illegal and Barely Legal - Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
  • 10/19/2011 - Mastering the DissoMaster and Beyond - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 01/28/2012 - Family Law Evidence: From the Basics to the Nuances - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 04/21/2012 - Next Decade in Family Law Dispute Resolution - Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • 06/28/2012 - Deposing the Opposing Party - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 07/17/2012 - Deposing the Financial Forensic - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 08/15/2012 - Deposing the Child Custody Evaluator - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 05/20/2013 - Deposing the Opposing Party (Advanced) - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 11/2/2013 - Overcoming the Challenges of Obtaining Information from Third Parties in Family Law Matters - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 07/21/2014 - (Almost) Everything a Family Law Attorney Needs to Know about the Hearsay Rule - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 9/15/2014 - Evidentiary Foundations: What Are They and How Are they Established? - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 11/14/2016 - Family Law Discovery and Disclosures vs. The Right of Privacy: Battle of Competing Public Policies - Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
  • 06/1/2017 - Effective Use of Evidence Code Section 622 in Family Law Proceedings - State Bar of California (Webinar)
  • 07/29/2017 - Community Property and Support Without Borders: Finding and Enforcing in Lands Unknown - Cultural Competency In Family Law Practice 5th Annual Seminar
  • 09/08/2017 - Financial Disclosures in a Family Law Case - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 10/20/2017 - How to Prepare for Trial/Hearing - Los Angeles County Bar Association 10th annual Minor’s Counsel training program
  • 10/20/2017 - Presenting Evidence at the Trial/Hearing -Los Angeles County Bar Association 10th annual Minor’s Counsel training program
  • 11/07/2017 - Financial Statements Basics - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 12/08/2017 - Support Orders & Dissomaster - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 04/20/2018 - Think Like a Shrink - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law - Southwestern Law School
  • 06/01/19 - How Professionals Can Collaborate When They Disagree; Using Differing Viewpoints to Help Families and Children - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 56th Annual Conference, Toronto Canada
  • 02/24/19 - If Therapists Are from Venus and Lawyers Are from Mars, How Do We Communicate Here on Earth? - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Chapter Annual Conference
  • 08/30/2021 - Scope of Privacy Privilege in Litigation - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 01/19/2022 - Family Law Advocacy Training Program; Disclosures and Discovery - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 04/06/2022 - Family Law Advocacy Training Program; direct and cross- examination - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 05/17/2023 - Evidence in Child Custody Proceedings - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 05/23/2023 - Preparing for DVPA Hearings; Procedural Tips and Traps - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 09/12/2023 - Evidence in Child Custody Proceedings - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 10/12/2023 - Preparing for DVPA Hearings; Procedural Tips and Traps - Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 10/23/2023 - California’s New Law (SB741) Regarding Discovery in Domestic Violence Actions - Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 03/28/24 - Domestic Violence Law Update: Family Code section 6309 - Alameda County Bar Association

Publications