About Me

Rae Shearn collaborated with Martha Graham, the "Mother of Modern Dance" and one of the most respected artistic directors and choreographers. She also partnered with Donald McKayle, the dance choreographer for the Sophisticated Ladies. Upon joining the Miami Fusion Dance Company, she had her last performance at the First Miami New World Festival of Dance.

Prior to joining Janet Reno at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Rae Shearn worked as a Southern District Magistrate. She also acted as a prosecutor during the Miami Riots, the Court Broom Sweep, and the Miami River Cops Case. In the 1980s, when Janet Reno oversaw the Specialty Division's drugs department, she was one of her workers. It took three years for her advancement to division chief at the Miami Dade State Attorney's Office. She immediately started defending the accused because she felt bound to do so.

Since establishing her own law firm, Rae Shearn has been known as a Client Champion. She has focused mostly on death penalty defence as a criminal defence attorney in private practice since 1997. In 2021 and 2022, Shearn was recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States. Rae Shearn, the legal counsel for the law student organization Alpha Phi Sigma, has worked in the area of criminal justice since 1997. Since the beginning of the year, she has been on the board of the Miami Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys. From the beginning of her professional career, she has been a lifetime member of the FACDL.

Rae Shearn is also a member of a criminal defence attorney group. She has been in demand as a Bring Your Own Case Seminars speaker since 1999. She has been a member of the Prosecutors' League, which she helped create, since 2002. Shearn received the Broward County Pro Bono Service Award and the Florida CPA Today Editorial Committee Award for Excellence in Writing for CPA-Client Confidentiality.

In 2003, the AFL-CIO, FLARA Labor Union Office employed Rae Shearn as an attorney. During the unconstitutional G8 WTO arrests of union members exercising their first amendment rights, she represented the AFL-CIO, FLARA Labor Union Office. The federal anti-terrorism fund supported the $8,5 million G8 police Action Plan, and she was the only criminal defence attorney able to take on this opponent. When hundreds of protestors were detained at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida, for exercising their First Amendment rights, she was among the first to aid in their defence. Despite the fact that hundreds of people were arrested, none of them was found guilty.

Rae Shearn has been a key figure in the change of Florida's capital sentence laws since the 1990s, when there was only one private defence counsel for death row convicts. Rae Shearn has not been a practising attorney for quite some time. According to the above sentence, Shearn has earned several honours, including Client Champion in 2005 and Top 100 National Trial Attorney in 2021 and 2022.

Rae Shearn earned the Broward County Pro Bono Service Award and the Florida CPA Today Editorial Committee Award for Writing Excellence for her work on CPA-Client Confidentiality. Her efforts to promote the Sixth Amendment right to counsel earned her the Arthur Goldberg Award from Nova Southeastern Law School. The Miami Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys has worked to better the lives of persons in need of legal aid since 2019. Shearn was selected to the executive board of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, where she was in charge of publicity.

Rae Shearn has not been a criminal defence attorney for a very long time. She has worked for Janet Reno in the Specialty Narcotics Unit and has been assigned to the Prosecutorial Joint Task Force for the Southern District. After three years as a prosecutor, Janet Reno elevated her to Chief of Felonies. Rae Shearn has been a volunteer with the Innocence Project of Florida for many years. Additionally, Rae Shearn works with Legal Aid and Broward County to assist victims of domestic violence.

Rae Shearn's charitable efforts earned her the Broward County Women's Distress Award. The award is presented to volunteers who have contributed to the community. She continues to execute specific tasks for Put Something Back at no expense to the customer. The objective of this endeavour is to assist those who cannot afford a lawyer. Additionally, Rae Shearn has revised Florida's death laws.

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