Shannon's
Professional Experience

Shannon is Florida Bar Board Certified in Appellate Practice.  A Partner with Clarke Silverglate, Shannon has over 18 years of experience in appellate practice and complex litigation matters in both civil and criminal courts.  With advanced degrees in both psychology and accounting, Shannon is equally adept with words and numbers.  And as a lawyer who graduated in the top 3.5% of her law school class, Shannon thrives on complex legal and factual issues. The more intricate the problem, the better Shannon likes it.

Shannon handles appeals and complex litigation matters, including class action defense, commercial litigation, employment law, and insurance coverage. She also provides extensive litigation and trial support to the Firm, including the preparation of dispositive motions, motions in limine, jury instructions as well as attendance at charge conferences and trial to ensure the preservation of the record for appeal.

Before joining Clarke Silverglate, Shannon worked in the appellate and litigation support division of a statewide full-service civil defense law firm for seven years. Before that, Shannon was an 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.

Shannon 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, she has prepared more than 180 appellate briefs and extraordinary writs, including briefing seven cases on the merits before the Florida Supreme Court. She has also presented more than 50 arguments before the Florida District Courts of Appeal and four oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court.

Shannon has additionally presented and co-presented over 25 educational seminars to client and client-advocate groups on housing and personal income tax issues.

Education
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Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, 2000
  • M. Acc., North Carolina State University, 1997
  • B.S. (Psychology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors, 1990, Dashiell-Thurstone Prize for the best undergraduate Psychology dissertation     
Bar Admissions
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Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2000
Court Admissions
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Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Unites States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Unites States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Unites States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court
Board Certification
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Board Certification

  • Appellate Practice 2012 (recertified 2017)
Honors & Awards
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Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • Inter-American Law Review, Articles and Comments Editor
  • University of Miami Moot Court Board
Articles and Presentations
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Articles and Presentations

  • Throughout her career, Shannon has written numerous substantive articles on a variety of topics, including the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Liens and Set Offs, Voir Dire, and Preservation of Error. She has presented and co-presented these materials at local and statewide seminars for insurance adjusters.
  • She also has appeared as a panelist and faculty member at several conferences, including the HarrisMartin MDL Conference—Medicare Secondary Payer Panel (Jan. 2019); the Third District Court of Appeal’s 25th Anniversary Seminar on Preserving Error: The Tension Between Strategy and Appealability (April 2008); the National Juvenile Defender Center Teleconference on Shackling (December 2006); the 2001 National Legal Aid & Defender Association Conference; and the 2001 South Florida IRS Congressional Seminar; the 2001 Florida Statewide Meeting of Legal Service Providers.
Significant Decisions
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Significant Decisions

Significant Appellate Wins

  • Ocean Harbor Cas. Ins. v. MSPA Claims, 1, 261 So. 3d 637 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018)
  • Homeowners Property & Cas. Ins. Co., Inc. v. Hurchalla, 171 So. 3d 230 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
  • Landmark Amer. Ins. Co. v. Santa Rosa Beach Dev. Corp. I, 107 So. 3d 1135 (Fla. 1st DCA
    2012)
  • Blanton v. Godwin, 98 So. 3d 609 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)
  • Doe ex rel. Doe’s Mother v. Sinrod, 90 So. 3d 852 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
  • United Property & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Concepcion, 83 So. 3d 908 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012)
  • Del Valle v. State, 80 So. 3d 999 (Fla. 2011)
  • Hochberg v. Thomas Carter Painting, Inc., 63 So. 3d 861 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011)
  • Florida Gamco, Inc. v. Fontaine, 68 So. 3d 923 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • In re Amendments to the Fla. Rules Juv. Proc., 26 So. 3d 552 (Fla. 2009)
  • State v. Whitby, 975 So. 2d 1124 (Fla. 2008)

Significant Trial Court Wins

  • Walker v. Akridge, 1:15-cv-28, 2018 WL 3244087 (N.D. Fla. July 3, 2018)
  • Cordrey v. Corizon, 5:15-cv-33, 2016 WL 7404727 (N.D. Fla. Nov. 22, 2016)
  • Rosenbloom v. Morgan, 3:13-cv-160, 2015 WL 300428 (N.D. Fla. Jan. 22, 2015)

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