Shawn P. Cavenee
Shawn P. Cavenee originally joined Gordon & Simmons in 1998 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore, where he earned the appellate clinic excellence award for his handling of a criminal appeal during his third year. In his first five years with Gordon & Simmons, Shawn was instrumental in obtaining recoveries for the firm’s clients totaling approximately $10 million.
In 2006, Shawn left the full-time practice of law to devote more time to his family, and particularly his youngest daughter, who has a rare and debilitating seizure disorder. During his hiatus from Gordon & Simmons, Shawn served as in-house counsel and managed the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing company supplying the construction industry, and gained valuable real-world experience in regulatory compliance, business operations and the workings of the construction industry as a whole.
Shawn returned to Gordon & Simmons on a part-time basis in August 2009, and rejoined the firm full-time in February 2010. He became a member of the firm in March 2013 and enjoys the opportunity to practice law in the Frederick area, where he was born and raised.
Since becoming a member of the bar in 1998, Shawn has been active in civil litigation in Maryland’s trial and appellate courts, as well as in federal trial courts in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Illinois. In addition to the Maryland state bar, Shawn is a member of the bar for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Shawn’s practice areas include contract, business torts, professional malpractice, construction litigation, negligence, regulatory compliance and personal injury. Through Gordon & Simmons, he represents individuals and businesses across the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.
Outside of the office, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family and working to raise awareness of, and opportunities for, children with special needs.