Shawna began her career as a Colorado State Public Defender. She has spent her career advocating for accused people through direct representation in courtrooms, training and development, and policy advancement. Shawna works to engage attorneys and non-lawyer professionals in Colorado and around the country to increase excellence in family defense, providing more powerful voices to families and reducing the harm of separation for children. She serves on the faculty of many trial skills programs nationally as well as being a frequent speaker at leadership development, trainer development, and public defense programs. She lives in the Denver area with her husband and has two incredible grown sons.
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