For as long as he can remember, Shane has wanted to be a force for justice and positive change in his community. As an undergraduate of Arizona State University, Shane was awarded two degrees in only three years. He received a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude in Political Science and Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in Justice Studies, all while remaining active in the community as a volunteer for a number of important causes.
After university, Shane enrolled at Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated with Honors in the Top 5% of his class. In addition to his academic achievements at Stetson, Shane was a Senior Associate of Stetson’s Law Review, and was a member of Stetson’s nationally top-ranked Trial Team and Moot Court Board.
While in law school, Shane also worked at a boutique appellate firm specializing in complex litigation, products liability, and fraud-based injuries. He did so while finding time to work as a Research Assistant for one of Stetson’s Corporations and Business Entities professors and volunteering his burgeoning expertise pro bono in the legal community on a variety of personal and economic injury matters against complex corporate defendants. Following graduation, he worked as a Judicial Fellow at the Civil Division of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas & Pasco Counties), where he forged a number of important and lasting relationships with local judges and court personnel, which continue to provide him meaningful tutelage and mentorship to this day.
After his academic exploits, Shane realized that his true passion lay in using his knowledge to level the playing field between normal, everyday people and sophisticated corporate defendants. It was this conviction that led him to Paul Knopf Bigger, where his desire to empower people harmed by corporate greed and wrongdoing was in lockstep with the mission and goals of the Firm. Since joining the firm, Shane has been instrumental in assisting his clients get back on their feet, pay their medical bills, and be fairly compensated for the harm inflicted upon them by defective products, corporate greed, and the negligence of others. Shane is a passionate advocate for change and strives to create a safer world through his advocacy.