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Shawn Jason Seliger

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Criminal Defense, Child Support, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Alimony

About Me

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.


 


EDUCATION


Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2001.
University of California - Davis, A.B. in Political Science 1993.


BAR ADMISSIONS



  • Admitted to theState of Florida Bar (2002).

  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2002).

  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2002).

  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2004).


 


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS



  • The Florida Bar.

  • Lee County Bar Association.

  • Association of Family Law Professionals.


 


COMMUNITY EDUCATION



  • Leadership Lee County Graduate, Class of 2006.


 


PRESENT/PAST COMMUNITY SERVICE



  • American Cancer Society, Lee County Unit, Board of Directors.

    • Event Chairman, 2010 Fort Myers Relay for Life.

    • 2011 Cattle Baron's Ball, Sponsorship Co-Chairman.



  • Bonita Springs - Estero Economic Development Council.

  • 2013 Collier County Foreclosure Task Force.

  • HOPE Clubhouse, Board of Directors, Past Vice President.

  • Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida, Board of Directors.

  • Lee Mental Health Center, Board of Directors (Secretary), Executive Committee, and Immediate Past Development Committee Chairman.

  • United Way of Lee County, Allocations Team Member.

  • Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, Past President.


   

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Divorce & Separation: 55%
    11 years
  2. Family: 36%
    11 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 3%
    13 years
  4. Alimony: 1%
  5. Other: 5%
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Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Kelly Lynn Fayer

    Mr. Seliger is a competent adversary and a knowledgeable advocate for his clients. Throughout our case he was responsive, courteous, and aggressive yet professional in the representation of his client. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kelly Fayer Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Bonnie Klein Rhoden

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Bonnie Klein Rhoden Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Shawn Seliger

9990 Coconut Road., Suite 227
Bonita Springs, FL, 34135

Law Offices of Shawn Seliger

1415 Dean Street
By appointment only
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Law Offices of Shawn Seliger

780 Fifth Avenue, South, Suite 200
By appointment only
Naples, FL, 34102

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationLee County Bar Association2015
Appreciation AwardGuardian AD Litem 20th Judicial Circuit2013
Certificate of AppreciationGulf Coast Police Benevolent Association2010
Appreciation AwardVoices for Kids of Southwest Florida2008
Certificate of CompletionLeadership Lee County2006
Certificate of Recognition of Public Service (Pro Bono Award).Illinois State Bar Association YLD/Law Student Division2001
Moot Court CertificateSouthern Illinois University School of Law2001
Oral Advocacy FinalistSouthern Illinois University School of Law1999
Bessie Ingram Community Service AwardSouthern Illinois University School of Law1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/AttorneyLaw Offices of Shawn Seliger2012 - Present
Independent Contracting AttorneyLaw Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel Second District2012 - 2012
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Shawn Seliger2011 - 2012
Pro Bono Attorney (Clinic Work Only)Legal Aide Collier County2011 - 2013
Independent Contracting Attorney (case by case basis)Florida Police Benevolent Association2009 - Present
Attorney at LawBergermann and Seliger Law Firm2006 - 2011
Attorney at LawBergermann Law Firm2005 - 2006
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida2003 - 2005
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida2002 - 2003
Certified Legal InternOffice of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida2001 - 2002
Judicial Clerk1st Judicial Circuit of Illinois2001 - 2001
Research Assistant to ProfessorSouthern Illinois University School Of Law2000 - 2000
TeacherGeorge Washington Preparatory High School1996 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collier County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Legal Aid Service of Collier CountyAdvisory Board2015 - Present
American Inn of Court, Calusa Inn ChapterBarrister2013 - Present
American Inn of Court, Calusa Inn ChapterBarrister2013 - 2014
Collier County Foreclosure Task ForceAttorney Member2011 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
American Inn of Court, Calusa Inn ChapterAssociate Member2006 - 2008
Association of Family Law ProfessionalsAttorney Member2005 - Present
Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesAttorney2004 - Present
Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney at Law2002 - Present
Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAttorney at Law2002 - Present
Admitted to the State of Florida BarAttorney at Law2002 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceA.B.1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida High School Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial2015
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionPresiding Judge/Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy2013
Lee County Bar AssociationLee County Bar Association2013
Constitution WeekThe Constitution2013
American Jurisprudence -CapstoneFlorida Law and Justice -Held at Florida Gulfcoast University2013
Red Ribbon Week Award CeremonyLee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida - Red Ribbon Week2012
Lee County Bar Association Annual MeetingVoices for Kids of Southwest Florida2012
Lee County Alliance of Legal Professionals/Annual MeetingLee County Alliance of Legal Professionals2012
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial/Oral Advocacy2011
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial/Oral Advocacy2010
Constitution WeekThe Constitution2010
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionAttorney Coach2009