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I have been practicing Family Law in Naples/Fort Myers since 1997.  I have focused a substantial part of my practice working with victims of Domestic Violence.  Since I began working with the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in 1995, I have dedicated myself to assisting victims of Domestic Violence through the legal system.  

I have significant trial experience in all aspects of divorces, including, child custody disputes, alimony, child support, and relocation.

I have also done substantial work with families seeking guardianships for loved one with developmental disabilities or other incapacities.

I have been married since 1997 to Dan Cavanaugh, who works with me practicing in the areas of Criminal Law and Personal Injury.   We have two children in Collier County Public Schools.  We love watching our daughter run in 5k races and our son play soccer.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I've been a lawyer since 1985 and Shayna is one of the finest attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of practicing with. She is very skilled with law focusing on divorce, domestic violence, and employment law. I highly endorse Shayna..


    James Shea
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices of Shayna K. Cavanaugh, P.A.

2500 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 218
Naples, FL, 341034470


VTAuthorized to practice law201509/01/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199801/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono ServiceChampion of Justice2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Shayna K. Cavanaugh, P.A.2015 - Present
Attorney/PartnerCavanaugh, Kirby & Cavanaugh, P.A.2011 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralVermont Attorney General2014 - 2015
AttorneyShelter for Abused Women and Children2005 - 2012
Owner/PartnerKirby & Cavanaugh, P.A.2003 - 2011
AttorneyLegal Aid of Collier County2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Vermont Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Collier County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1996
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Conference for Play TherapistsDomestic Violence and Child Visitation2012
Legal SymposiumDomestic Violence Injunctions2011
Domestic Violence RoundtableDomestic Violence Injunctions2010