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Shawn GoforthShawn A. Goforth is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice in all state courts of Florida and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Shawn graduated in 2006 from Stetson University College of Law receiving his Juris Doctor Degree and a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy. He earned his undergraduate degree from Troy State University (Montgomery) with a Bachelor of Science (Political Science) (magna cum laude). He is also a veteran and earned his undergraduate degree while serving as a paralegal instructor at The Judge Advocate General’s School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Shawn’s final duty station.After earning his Juris Doctor Degree, Shawn accepted a position at the 13th Judicial Circuit’s Public Defender’s Office (Tampa), where he gained valuable trial experience by conducting criminal jury and non-jury trials in the misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony divisions. In 2009, he became a Division Chief and began training and supervising countless attorneys in developing the trial skills for the next generation of trial lawyers. Shawn went on to earn his Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law garnering the recognition as an expert by the Florida Bar – an honor and distinction held by only a small fraction of attorneys.

In 2018, Shawn expanded his litigation career into the civil trial arena by transitioning into personal injury law in Bradenton, Florida.

Years of Experience:

  • Over 15 Years

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance
  • Litigation


  • Stetson College of Law
  • Troy State University

Membership & Association:

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association