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Berrette & Zuppke Attorneys at Law, LLC. 

Location:  5235 Ramsey Way Ste. 14, Fort Myers, FL 33907   

Telephone: (239) 768-5003

Shaina J. Zuppke

 

 Shaina Zuppke is a resident of Southwest Florida, with an impressive work history. She was born and raised in the small town of Waconia, Minnesota. She graduated from high school in 2000 and later moved to San Diego, California where she attended San Diego State University. There she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Minor in Spanish Language. Throughout her studies, she also worked for the university newspaper, The Daily Aztec where she began as a front desk assistant and advanced to operational manager.  Additionally, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain where she learned Spanish and traveled to throughout Europe.

 

After graduating, Shaina pursued a career in the financial industry. She worked for several corporate companies including GMC-RFC Homecomings Financial as an account manager and Wells Fargo as a banker. However, it was her time as a financial counselor at Auriton Solutions that led her to the legal field. She recognized the importance of compassion in overcoming adversity, to find a solution to their financial burdens and strengthen their economic success.

 

In 2009, Shaina moved to Florida to attend Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida where she diligently studied and actively participated in several student organizations. She represented her school as a Co-Law Student Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar Association for all three years of law school. Additionally, she served in leadership roles for the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and as the student representative for the 2011-2012 Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Conference.  Shaina also was a student volunteer for the Collier County Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic, Legal Aid Services of Collier County and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

 

Shaina interned for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in the summer of 2010 and completed a Certified Legal Externship through the Guardian Ad Litem Program in Collier County in 2011-2012. She also participated into the Mediation Clinic and became a Certified Small Claims Court Mediator.  Shaina graduated and received her Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria in May of 2012.

 

After graduation, Shaina was employed as an Assistant Attorney for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel from 2012-2017. She gained valuable insight as a defense attorney through practicing in multiple counties and in front of numerous 20th Circuit Judges and Magistrates. She successfully managed a high case load, while developing positive relationships in the courtroom and attending to the individual needs of her clients. She practiced in the following areas: Dependency, Guardianship, Marchman, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal, and Specialty Criminal Courts. 

 

Shaina is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, Lee County Association for Women Lawyers, and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Family is the most important aspect to her legal career.  Her husband and young daughter give her the inspiration and support for her dedication to the legal profession. 

 

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