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Shannon McLin

Appeals Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   1 review

also known as Shannon McLin

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Florida Appeals handles complex civil appellate litigation in state and federal courts.  Founding partner, Shannon McLin Carlyle, is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. She is also a Board Certified Circuit and Appellate Court Mediator. She is an experienced appellate advocate with an extensive background in state and federal appellate representation. As a former law clerk to the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, Ms. Carlyle developed a unique perspective as to what appellate courts expect in appellate briefs and pleadings. Ms. Carlyle is admitted to practice in Florida state and federal courts, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Florida Appeals
20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL, 32801
Florida Appeals
One Financial Plaza
Floor 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394
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Posted by Shelby | August 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I would give ten stars if I could.
Shannon is an excellent attorney, and her team is phenomenal. She is top rated for a reason. She handled my case with the highest level of detail, and I felt that she genuinely cares about her clients. She is kind, and encompasses a wealth of knowledge which was used to supplement my family attorney and keep her abreast of recent case law, while offering a fresh set of eyes, perspective, and strategy. I highly recommend Shannon Carlyle. She and her team were a life saver for my case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Florida Appeals
  • 2019 - Present
  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm
  • 1997 - 2018
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Gilbert S. Goshorn, Jr.
  • Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal
  • 1993 - 1997

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Strout v. Campbell, 864 So. 2d 1275 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004)
  • Our client prevailed on appeal

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2018 - Present
  • Family Law Section Appellate Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Outreach Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section, Amicus Committee
  • Co-chairman
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Appellate Certification Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Appellate Certification Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Appellate Certification Committee
  • Chair Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • First Green Bank
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2005 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Victor Tipton Award for Legal Writing
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Top 50 Women Florida Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top 50 Women Florida Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2007
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2007
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2006
  • Board Certified Appellate Lawyer
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Family Law Commentator
  • Oops: Did we say His Interest in his pension? We meant Her interest in His Pension: The Typo that Changed the Law
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida CLE Conference by Lorman Education Services
  • Appellate Practice for the General Practioner
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Shannon
Appeals Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon McLin is the founder and principal of Florida Appeals. She has subject matter expertise in appeals and has been Board-Certified in appellate practice since 2024. Shannon is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, has consistently been named by Florida Trend magazine as a Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice and as a Florida Super Lawyer. Shannon has also been recognized as one of Florida’s Top 50 Women Lawyers. She has been a member of The Florida Bar in good standing since 1993 and is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida. She graduated with honors from Pepperdine University School of Law. Shannon is an exceptional appellate attorney and a gifted advocate. She is an active member of the legal community. Without hesitation I recommend and endorse Shannon."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon and Chris Carlyle are wonderful appellate attorneys. They were instrumental in achieving a groundbreaking decision regarding access to medical records in the Buster v. Florida Hospital case in which I was the trial lawyer. Whether you need trial support or appellate advocacy, don't hesitate to call on The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent and well prepared attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and knowledgeable in the appeals process."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McLin Carlyle is a stellar appellate attorney and a very valuable member of the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely well versed in the area of appeals and an incredible advocate for her clients!"
Appeals Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"I have known Shannon since law school and have kept in contact since. I can attest that she is an intelligent, skilled and conscientious attorney with a genuine passion for what she does and a commitment to her clients. I would retain her and her law firm without hesitation for any appellate matter I needed assistance with."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is one of the finest appellate lawyers around. She is experienced and knowledgeable and I frequently consult with her regarding potential appellate issues. She is the first name I turn to when asked for recommendations for appellate counsel."
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Orlando Appeals Lawyer Shannon McLin
Shannon McLin
Appeals Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 30 years