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Shayna K. Cavanaugh, Partner

Shayna K. Cavanaugh is passionate about helping her clients obtain the best possible outcome for their legal issues, however complex or problematic their cases may seem. She focuses on what is most important to each individual and family and strives to give her clients the support, advice, and guidance they need and deserve.

Shayna practices exclusively in Marital and Family Law which allows her to specialize her focus and hone her skills.

Shayna moved to Naples in 1997 with her husband and business partner, Daniel M. Cavanaugh. Shayna began her career focused on Marital and Family Law, which includes issues of Divorce, Paternity, and Domestic Violence. Prior to starting her own practice, Shayna was an attorney for Legal Aid of Collier County, where she worked with clients who had limited means and substantial needs in their divorces. Through this experience, Shayna learned how to customize her service to her clients and to provide top-tier service even when circumstances are challenging.

Mrs. Cavanaugh worked as a contract attorney representing hundreds of victims of domestic violence and spoke on the topic of domestic violence and divorce at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children for many years. In addition, she served on panels with judges, advocates, and psychologists to engage in discussions about how domestic violence impacts the spouses and children of divorce.

Shayna has also served as a guest instructor at local colleges and universities to speak on issues of Family Law. Shayna has written a book entitled Divorce in Florida, which answers hundreds of questions that can arise during a divorce.

Shayna has been recognized by several organizations for her zealous legal work and was named a “Top 10” Family Law Attorney in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Shayna also serves on the Family Law Rules Committee of the Florida Bar and the Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial Circuit.

More personally, Shayna and Dan raised their two children in Naples and both adult children are now contributing to the growth of their law practice. In their free time, they enjoy the outdoors and traveling.

Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar – Member of the Florida Rules Committee – Family Law
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee - Designated Reviewer
  • Teen Court Judge – Volunteer with juvenile offenders and teen volunteers as part of a youth diversion program
  • Panel Member/Speaker – Florida Association of Play Therapists - Guest panel member for issues involving family law courts
  • Organizer/Member of Safe Havens – Community association for collaborating on resources for victims of domestic violence
  • Member of Collier County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Community organization with the goal of prevention of domestic violence
  • Community Speaker and Panel Member on behalf of Shelter For Abused Women and Children at various venues
  • Guest Instructor – Florida Gulf Coast University/ Hodges University – Family Law and domestic violence topics
  • Member/Investigator – Local Advocacy Counsel – investigated and reported on complaints against Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Hearing Officer – City of Naples Code Enforcement Board – heard and adjudicated on municipal code violations

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