Shannon P. McKenna Joins Clarke Silverglate as Senior Counsel
Miami, FL – Distinguished appellate attorney Shannon P. McKenna has joined the Miami Brickell business litigation firm Clarke Silverglate, P.A. as Senior Counsel. Ms. McKenna is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and has over 17 years of experience practicing appellate law as well as the handling of complex litigation matters, including class action defense, commercial litigation, employment law and insurance coverage.
Ms. McKenna has practiced before the Florida Supreme Court, all five Florida District Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (11th Circuit), and the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.
Throughout her career as an appellate attorney, Ms. McKenna has prepared more than 180 appellate briefs and extraordinary writs, including briefing seven cases on the merits before the Florida Supreme Court. Ms. McKenna has also presented more than 50 arguments before the Florida District Courts of Appeal and four oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court.
Before joining Clarke Silverglate, Ms. McKenna’s professional experience included the appellate and litigation support division of a state-wide full-service civil defense law firm and assistant public defender in the Appellate Division of the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. She began her career working for Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. as a staff attorney and the Coordinator of the Tax Clinic. Ms. McKenna is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. McKenna also has a Masters of Accounting, August 1997, from North Carolina State University where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors in August 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.