Assistant Director and Senior Investigative Reporter
Shawn is an Assistant Director and Senior Investigative Reporter with Smith & Carson. She provides quality assurance for Smith & Carson’s comprehensive investigative reports, oversees the training of our team of report writers, and coordinates the publication of research papers and journal articles by the team. A licensed attorney in Georgia, Shawn offers broad legal experience and a critical eye for the types of information relevant to litigation and business matters. She began her career as a judicial clerk at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal and worked in private practice for eight years, specializing in commercial and real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. In 2008, she joined the faculty of Georgia State University College of Law, where she taught legal writing for four years. Shawn is an alumna of Florida State University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and cum laude with a Juris Doctor. She served on the editorial staff of the Florida State University Law Review and was the Executive Editor of The Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law. Shawn currently serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Bar Association.