Shannon Mclin Carlyle

Firm: Florida Appeals
Location: Fort Lauderdale - FL

  • 20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600
    Orlando, Florida 32801
  • Tel : 1.866.352.7732
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Shannon McLin (formerly Shannon McLin Carlyle) founded her first specialized appellate firm in 1997 after serving as a law clerk at Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal. Shannon began the firm working in a 4ft x 10ft space behind a curtain in her living room and grew it to seven lawyers with three offices throughout Florida. Ms. McLin opened Florida Appeals in 2019, and in two short years, Florida Appeals has become one of the premier appellate law firms in the country with seven seasoned appellate lawyers including former appellate judges and law clerks who practice throughout Florida.

Ms. McLin is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. She is also a Certified Circuit and Appellate Mediator. Ms. McLin has consistently been named by Florida Trend magazine as a Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice and as a Florida Super Lawyer. She has repeatedly been recognized as one of Florida’s Top 50 Women Lawyers. She has held leadership rolls in The Florida Bar such as Chair of the Appellate Practice Certification Committee and as a member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee and the Appellate Practice Section’s Executive Council. Ms. McLin currently serves on the Executive Council of the Marital and Family Law Section and is Chair of the section’s Appellate Committee. Ms. McLin regularly lectures and writes on issues important to appellate courts and practitioners and testifies throughout the state as an expert witness on the issue of appellate attorneys’ fees.

Ms. McLin is admitted to practice in Florida state courts, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. McLin earned her Juris Doctorate cum laud from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was Associate Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. She also earned her B.A. in journalism cum laud from the University of Central Florida.

Florida Appeals

Florida Appeals provides comprehensive, high-quality appellate and trial support services to lawyers and their clients throughout Florida. Our appellate lawyers who include former appellate judges and former appellate law clerks represent clients in all five of Florida’s district courts of appeal, the Supreme Court of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. For more information visit our website at