Shayna K. Cavanaugh, Esq., practices law in Naples, Florida, where she is the owner of the Law Office of Shayna K. Cavanaugh, P.A. She began practicing law in 1996 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she earned her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she received her bachelor of arts degree in journalism and public relations from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She moved to Naples in 1997 and started her career practicing family law, which has included divorce, domestic violence cases, and guardianship. Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Cavanaugh was an attorney for legal aid, working with clients who had limited means and high needs in their divorces.
Throughout her career she has handled hundreds of divorce cases, including complex matters involving domestic violence, parenting issues, relocation issues, and support issues. She has also helped hundreds of clients achieve a negotiated agreement through mediation by focusing on a client-centered approach.
Ms. Cavanaugh is passionate about helping clients, and her focus on what is most important to them. She strives to give her clients the support, advice, and guidance they need throughout the divorce process.
Ms. Cavanaugh has spoken on the topic of domestic violence and divorce while collaborating with the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, serving as their contract attorney from 2003-2009. She has served on panels with judges, advocates, and psychologists to engage in discussions about how domestic violence impacts the spouses and children of divorce. Ms. Cavanaugh has been a guest instructor at local colleges and universities on the issues of Family Law and Domestic Violence. She was involved in the Collier County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in which she coordinated with the local shelter, Children’s Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement, and various other organization throughout Collier County, to create resources for victims of domestic violence.
Ms. Cavanaugh was also the recipient of the “Giving Back” award from Legal Aid of Collier County. In 2016, she received recognition as a “Top 10” in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association and Collier County and Women’s Bar Associations. She may be reached through her website at:
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