We are pleased to welcome Edward O’Sheehan, Esq. to our joint LAS/CCLA Board of Directors. This is just the latest in his long-standing and extensive involvement with our legal aid programs. He has mentored our attorneys, testified for attorney fee cases, handled pro bono cases, and is actively involved with the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project. O’Sheehan is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
Ed has over 19 years of litigation experience in consumer finance litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, condominium and homeowner association litigation, probate and guardianship litigation, insurance matters, and tax appeals. Ed also provides representation for clients in matters involving the The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
A former U.S. Marine, Ed is a Lieutenant Colonel and now serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Florida Army National Guard. He recently was named by the Office of the Public Guardian as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for volunteering over 150 hours to represent the best interests of the wards in guardianship, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and foreclosure cases. He served 15 months in Afghanistan as part of a deployment with the 53rd Infantry Brigade of the Florida Army National Guard and handled courts-martial and other military legal cases. He also volunteers in his local community as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Sea Scout Ship 621 in Hollywood.
O’Sheehan earned a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as the Articles and Comments Editor of the Inter-American Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Board.