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Joel Shawn


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Joel Arnold Shawn

Joel Arnold Shawn died peacefully August 19, 2017, at home in Nevada City, at age 81.
Joel was born November 15, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York to Sophie Freedman and William Shawn. He received a Bachelor degree from City College of New York, and law degree from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.
In San Francisco, Joel practiced civil and criminal law initially, later specializing in family law. He was a partner at Kipperman, Shawn & Keker, then headed his own firm. Subsequently with Dee Samuels, his wife, he formed Samuels & Shawn.
Joel was preceded in death by his parents, Sophie & William and brother Carl. He is survived by his wife, Dee, his children David, Lisa, Matthew, Erin, stepson Joshua, first wife, Carol Shawn and four grandchildren: Ava, Sophia, Owen, and Ella.
Celebrations of Joel's life will be Sunday October 22, at 12:30 P.M at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon; and Saturday October 28, at Joel & Dee's home in Nevada City. Contributions may be made to the or to Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley, California.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 28, 2017
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