Shawn graduated from Cookeville High School and received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Tennessee Tech University. After graduating from Nashville School of Law in 1996, Shawn began his career as a prosecutor with the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
He went into private practice in 1998 and has built a reputation as the most experienced criminal defense attorney in the Upper Cumberland. He and his wife Dawn have two children. Shawn also serves as judge for the City of Monterey and is a member of the Tennessee Criminal Defense Association.