Shawn is an associate attorney at Ammarell Deasy, LLP, where he practices in the area of family law, to include representing clients in matters involving divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, and spousal maintenance. Shawn also has experience bringing and defending against protection orders, contempt allegations, and emergency motions to restrict parenting time. During his legal career, Shawn has both settled and litigated cases in jurisdictions throughout Colorado.
Shawn obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and received his bachelor's degree in Political Science, summa cum laude with Major Honors and Distinction from the University of Texas at Dallas. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado in November of 2018.
During law school, Shawn clerked at the Texas Attorney General's Office working in the General Civil Litigation Division where he assisted attorneys with litigation related issues in Federal and State Court regarding issues arising under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution and as well as both Federal and State Employment Law related issues. Shawn also interned at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the Court of last resort for criminal matters in Texas - for the Honorable Michael Keasler. After law school, but before bar results were released, Shawn clerked for a solo law firm in Littleton, CO and was introduced to family law - where he found his niche. Shawn prides himself on his ability to connect with clients as they navigate their difficult circumstances, helping them to achieve their short and long-term goals.
Shawn's approach to family law cases is to gather and synthesize all the relevant information necessary for his client to make informed decisions. In counselling his clients, Shawn balances both the legal and practical implications of any decision they may make because it is vital to consider both. Shawn loves working at Ammarell Deasy because of the comradery and support his fellow colleagues provide (and he reciprocates) both inside and outside of the office.
Shawn was born and raised in Stuart, Florida on the Treasure Coast. After traveling across the country living in numerous states in the Union, Shawn landed in Colorado - a place he truly calls home. He enjoys hiking the Flatirons with his wife and dogs during the Summer and Fall and hitting his favorite slopes in Summit County during the Winter and Spring.