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Shawn Alex Heller

Civil rights Attorney at Dunedin, FL

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Shawn A. Heller is an experienced civil rights and criminal defense attorney, who has been working for social justice reform for more than fifteen years.  Prior to forming SJLC, Shawn was an attorney at the Florida Justice Institute (FJI), a non-profit organization, founded in the late 1970s in order to address civil rights issues throughout the State of Florida.  Shawn and Josh were colleagues at FJI, and together they worked on many cases addressing a variety of civil rights issues throughout the State.  These cases were in the areas of prisoners’ rights, discrimination, police misconduct and First and Fourth Amendments.   


Shawn holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a student attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic, and graduated with a B.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  After graduation, Shawn was a litigation associate at Bilzin Sumberg in Miami, where he worked in Bilzin’s Complex Commercial Litigation Group.  While attending law school, Shawn served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jose E. Martinez, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and prior to law school, he served as Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), a student-based grassroots not-for-profit organization.  Prior to attending college, Shawn was an intern in the office of Senator Bob Graham. He subsequently served in the White House as an intern for the Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy Director for Political Affairs.

Licensed for 15 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Shawn Alex Heller
434 Skinner Blvd
Dunedin, FL, 34698


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Posted by Michael | July 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Washington DC
Mr. Heller was assigned to my case as a public defender. He listened to me carefully, advised me on the way to proceed, and we together had a favorable outcome. All in all a job well done. I highly recommend Mr. Heller.


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Work Experience

  • Founding Member Attorney
  • Social Justice Law Collective, PL
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Florida Justice Institute, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • The George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist for Most Effective Lawyer Award for Public Interest
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2012
  • Second Runner Up for Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence
  • Florida Bar Foundation
  • 2012
  • Most Effective Lawyer Award for Public Interest
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2011

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Dunedin Civil rights Lawyer Shawn Alex Heller
Shawn Alex Heller
Civil rights Attorney
Dunedin, FL
Licensed for 15 years
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