Shawn Seliger has dedicated most of his life to helping others. He has worked hard all his life for the people and causes that he cared about to preserve our treasured freedoms and liberty. Shawn has relied on deep inner strengths to empower those who have crossed his path throughout his lifetime who needed steady guidance through very difficult personal struggles.
The Law Offices of Shawn Seliger was founded to serve individuals in Southwest Florida who are facing family and personal challenges, financial hardships of foreclosure, landlord/tenant issues or criminal charges. Hiring an experienced lawyer who has been in the trenches helping so many others for years is your best defense to life’s legal and personal challenges.
Shawn Seliger graduated from the University of California - Davis with an A.B. in Political Science in 1993. Before pursuing a career in law, he served as an inner city high school teacher at George Washington Preparatory High School in South Central Los Angeles. While there, he made a difference in the lives of many disadvantaged students. He formed a student court that taught inner city children the positive aspects of our judicial system, served as an Impact Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and worked closely with members of the California Department of Corrections to promote prevention of juvenile crime and substance abuse.
Ready to pursue a career in law, Shawn graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2001, where he excelled in legal debate and won high honors in the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition at Seton Hall University in 2001. While in law school, he served as a research assistant for family law Professor Rebecca J. O'Neill and as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul S. Murphy, First Judicial Circuit of Illinois.
Following law school, Shawn served as a Certified Legal Intern and then as an Assistant State Attorney. From 2003 to 2005, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in both Charlotte and Lee Counties for over two years. Prior to founding the Law Office of Shawn Seliger, Mr. Seliger was in private legal practice for over five years at the Bergermann & Seliger Law Firm.
Today, Shawn Seliger concentrates his legal practice in the areas of family and marital law, real estate law and criminal defense. Shawn is also very actively involved in numerous civic and legal organizations, generously giving to help his community and make it an even greater place to live.
Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2001.
University of California - Davis, A.B. in Political Science 1993.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Lee County Bar Association||2015|
|Appreciation Award||Guardian AD Litem 20th Judicial Circuit||2013|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Gulf Coast Police Benevolent Association||2010|
|Appreciation Award||Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida||2008|
|Certificate of Completion||Leadership Lee County||2006|
|Certificate of Recognition of Public Service (Pro Bono Award).||Illinois State Bar Association YLD/Law Student Division||2001|
|Moot Court Certificate||Southern Illinois University School of Law||2001|
|Oral Advocacy Finalist||Southern Illinois University School of Law||1999|
|Bessie Ingram Community Service Award||Southern Illinois University School of Law||1999|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Offices of Shawn Seliger||2012 - Present|
|Independent Contracting Attorney (case by case basis)||Florida Police Benevolent Association||2009 - Present|
|Independent Contracting Attorney||Law Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel Second District||2012 - 2012|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Office of Shawn Seliger||2011 - 2012|
|Pro Bono Attorney (Clinic Work Only)||Legal Aide Collier County||2011 - 2013|
|Attorney at Law||Bergermann and Seliger Law Firm||2006 - 2011|
|Attorney at Law||Bergermann Law Firm||2005 - 2006|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida||2003 - 2005|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida||2002 - 2003|
|Certified Legal Intern||Office of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida||2001 - 2002|
|Judicial Clerk||1st Judicial Circuit of Illinois||2001 - 2001|
|Research Assistant to Professor||Southern Illinois University School Of Law||2000 - 2000|
|Teacher||George Washington Preparatory High School||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collier County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Legal Aid Service of Collier County||Advisory Board||2015 - Present|
|American Inn of Court, Calusa Inn Chapter||Barrister||2013 - Present|
|American Inn of Court, Calusa Inn Chapter||Barrister||2013 - 2014|
|Collier County Foreclosure Task Force||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Lee County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|American Inn of Court, Calusa Inn Chapter||Associate Member||2006 - 2008|
|Association of Family Law Professionals||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces||Attorney||2004 - Present|
|Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Attorney at Law||2002 - Present|
|Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Attorney at Law||2002 - Present|
|Admitted to the State of Florida Bar||Attorney at Law||2002 - Present|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of California - Davis||Political Science||A.B.||1993|
|Florida High School Mock Trial Competition||Mock Trial||2015|
|Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition||Presiding Judge/Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy||2013|
|Lee County Bar Association||Lee County Bar Association||2013|
|Constitution Week||The Constitution||2013|
|American Jurisprudence -Capstone||Florida Law and Justice -Held at Florida Gulfcoast University||2013|
|Red Ribbon Week Award Ceremony||Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida - Red Ribbon Week||2012|
|Lee County Bar Association Annual Meeting||Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida||2012|
|Lee County Alliance of Legal Professionals/Annual Meeting||Lee County Alliance of Legal Professionals||2012|
|Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition||Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy||2011|
|Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition||Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy||2010|
|Constitution Week||The Constitution||2010|
|Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition||Attorney Coach||2009|