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Shanna Welsh-Levin

Senior Counsel

Attorney Shanna Welsh-Levin is the owner and Senior Attorney of So Cal Realty Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California, and the San Diego County Bar Association. Mrs. Welsh-Levin is a California licensed real estate broker and an active member of the San Diego Association of REALTORS®. She has served on committees at SDAR and attended legislative functions as a representative of the association. She is also a member of the California Association of REALTORS® and regularly attends the C.A.R. Legal Affairs Forum. Mrs. Welsh-Levin has twenty years of experience handling real estate legal matters including litigation, trials, mediation, and transactions. She represents real estate investors and professionals to prepare joint venture agreements, purchase and sale agreements, leases, and related contracts, and to enforce those contracts through the court, if necessary. During the recession and housing crisis from 2007 through 2014, Mrs. Welsh-Levin participated in hundreds of HOME Clinics that took place throughout San Diego County, Imperial County, and Riverside County. The clinics were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In doing this, she developed a deem understanding of mortgage lending and servicing.Mrs. Welsh-Levin is confident litigating against big mortgage banks and servicers on behalf of California property owners. Mrs. Welsh was instrumental in passing California’s short sale anti-deficiency statute. Working with Senator Denise Ducheny’s office, Ms. Welsh helped to introduce Senate Bill 931, to protect consumers from their lenders when they are unable to pay off the balance of their mortgage loan. The bill created California Code of Civil Procedure §580e, and made it mandatory for lenders to forgive the remaining balance of the mortgage debt when the borrower completes a short sale of their home. Mrs. Welsh-Levin has considerable knowledge regarding short sales, foreclosures, and loan modifications. Ms. Welsh-Levin holds the degree of Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Jazz Music. She worked as a professional jazz and pop musician and taught private saxophone lessons for many years.

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Diana S.

Associate Attorney

Diana is an Associate Attorney with So. Cal Realty Law with a background in civil litigation matters, including unlawful detainers. While completing an Applied Sociology Master’s program in New Jersey, Diana decided to become a Californian; and attended California Western School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 2016, and completed the Business Concentration with Honors. In Law School, Diana received several academic achievement awards, including in the following courses: Remedies; Trusts and Estates; and STEPPS-Professional Skills, Prevention & Problem Solving, and Advanced Legal Writing. In addition to helping you achieve your goals, Diana loves painting, singing, cooking, and cross-country road trips.

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Lisa Manriquez

Senior Paralegal

Lisa Manriquez is the senior paralegal at So Cal Realty Law and has been with the firm for over 10 years. Lisa’s primary duties at So Cal Realty Law include preparing civil pleadings and forms, trial preparation and much more! Lisa obtained her paralegal certificate at USD in 2005. Prior to working at So Cal Realty Law, Lisa has worked as a paralegal for family law and also worked at San Diego Association of Realtors.
Besides real estate law, Lisa has experience in family law, personal injury, construction defect and trusts

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Fabian Garcia-Brown

Litigation Paralegal

Fabian Garcia- Brown is the litigation paralegal at So Cal Realty Law where he prepares client communications, schedules court hearings, draft motion forms and a number of other things. Fabian obtained his paralegal certificate from USD after moving to San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico where he practiced as an attorney. Prior to joining our firm, Fabian was the relations coordinator at an employment law firm in San Diego.

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Mercedes Dobbertin

Legal Assistant

Mercedes is a born and raised Wisconsinite who came to California in 2018. Mercedes received her degree in Psychology with a Pre Law Emphasis. You can find her teaching fitness classes early morning, directing a non-profit dance team, working behind the scenes at the San Diego Sports Arena, building rapport with So Cal Realty Law clients and attending night classes at University of San Diego. On her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog and trying different restaurants around San Diego.