Shawn Hairston

Senior Associate

Professional Experience

Mr. Hairston practices out of Lydecker Diaz’s Miami office. Prior to attending The University of Miami School of Law on an Academic Scholarship, Shawn graduated early from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he was an academic scholarship recipient and a NCAA scholarship athlete. Upon graduation, Shawn worked for over two years as an Executive Assistant, Scheduler, Intern Coordinator, and Legal Assistant to a predominant member of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. In these roles, Shawn developed an in-depth knowledge of the legislative process, budget, and procedures on Capitol Hill.

Shawn served in numerous leadership positions throughout his academic and professional career. Prior to joining Lydecker Diaz, Mr. Hairston ran a solo practice.  As such, Mr. Hairston is well versed in all stages of litigation and utilizes this litigation and legislative knowledge in the wide range of practice areas Mr. Hairston covers.  As such, he is an integral part of our team.


  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida


  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Miami School of Law, 2013

Awards & Recognitions

  • Dean’s List
  • Deans Scholarship Recipient
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Career Development Chair
  • Student Bar Association, Executive Board
  • University of Miami Law Student Ambassador
  • Black Law Student’s Association President
  • Black Law Student’s Association Trial Team Captain


  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Administrative Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Government Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Workers Compensation Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Young Lawyers Division, Florida Bar