Carol B. Shannin

Phone: 407-985-2222


Carol B. Shannin, Attorney at Law, is an experienced appellate writer, briefing matters in state and federal appeals, commercial and insurance coverage cases, post-trial motions, and extraordinary writ petitions.


Carol’s journalism training provides her with grammar and proofreading expertise to draft and hone precise and impactful appellate briefs. Additionally, Carol is versed in probate proceedings, assisting individuals with their wills and estate needs.





Industry Experience

Shannin Law Firm, P.A., Partner
Appellate Law
Research and advocate for clients at the appellate court level
Write extensive legal briefs on behalf of appellate clients
Government Law
Provide legal research and advisory opinions to government clients,
including the Honorable Bill Cowles and the Honorable Tiffany Moore Russell
Specialize in statutory interpretation and implementation of new legislation
Estate Planning
Consult with clients to determine their estate planning needs
Draft documents to ensure clients’ estate planning needs are met

Orange County Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
General Counsel

Served as General Counsel to the Honorable Fran Carlton
Provided legal research and opinions to the Clerk in a variety of areas, including the impact of new legislation and employment law
Monitored legislation and committee activity during legislative sessions
Worked with all departments, assisting directly with legal disputes
Provided training to management personnel in employment law
Served as support counsel to the Honorable Linda Chapin and the Honorable Lydia Gardner on an as-needed basis

Legislative Intern for Representative Fran Carlton
Assisted Representative Carlton with legislative duties
Attended legislative sessions and worked with aides, lobbyists, and constituents of the represented district



1994, Juris Doctor, University of Florida
Florida Bar Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition
Argued before the Florida Supreme Court
Selected as Best Oral Advocate
Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team
Served two terms as Publicity Chairperson
Fellowship Instructor, Legal Research & Writing Program
Book Award, Constitutional Law

1991, B.S. in Telecommunication/News with Honors, University of Florida
Florida Cicerones Student Alumni Association
Founding Editor of The Cicerones Chronicle newsletter
WUFT-TV and FM, Gainesville; WRUF-AM, Gainesville
News Reporter and On-Air Announcer
University of Florida Symphonic Band
Gator Football Recruiting Squad


Professional Memberships

The Florida Bar
Active Member in Good Standing since 1994
Member of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Orange County Bar Association
Member of Appellate Practice, Elder Law, and Estate & Trust Committees


Pro Bono Activity

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
Guardian Ad Litem
Teen Parent Education Project Instructor

Orange County Public Schools
Teach-In Guest Lecturer
Modern Woodman of America Speech Contest Judge
PTA Board, Legislative Committee Chair

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Sunday School Teacher
Vacation Bible School Teacher