Shane F.T. Black


Shane F.T. Black, J.D.

1 - (671)477-9084 to 85
1 (671) 477-9087
238 Archbishop Flores St.
Suite 903, DNA Building
Hagatna, Guam 96910

Shane F.T. Black is our newest partner at the law firm of Baumann, Xu & Black, LLC, and has been with the firm since Fall 2010. Besides specializing in immigration and business matters, he has experience in criminal law, family law, real property, and probate.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant Attorney General of Guam and worked in private practice in the state of Oregon.

Born and raised in Guam, Shane returned home in 2007 after completing his Juris Doctor in 2006 at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  He also holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Shane is a member of both the Guam Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Pacific American Inns of Court and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Bar Association Admissions and Professional Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Guam Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • US District Court of Guam
  • US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Pacific American Inns of Court

Work Experience

  • 2010 – Present
    Baumann, Xu & Black (Hagatna, Guam)
  • 2007 – 2010
    Office of the Attorney General for the U.S. Territory of Guam (Hagatna, Guam)
    Assistant Attorney General
    Served in Child Support Enforcement Division in 2007-2008
    Served in Criminal Prosecution Division in 2008-2010
  • 2006 – 2007
    Griffin & McCandish (Portland, Oregon)
    Law Clerk / Damages Coordinator
    Responsible for researching and calculating damages for a class action lawsuit in behalf of 275 clients