Shannan Holder Starkey, a South Florida native, graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. In 2011 she graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shannan began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida. As an Assistant Public Defender she developed a passion for trial and litigation advocacy. She participated in numerous trials ranging from juvenile matters to second and third degree felonies. Her cases received media attention from entities such as USA Today and NPR. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office in 2013, Shannan went on to practice civil litigation, representing financial institutions in foreclosure actions across the State of Florida. Shannan joined Williams, Leininger & Cosby, P.A. in 2016. She focuses primarily on first party actions including insurance coverage disputes, declaratory actions, and PIP suits as well as property disputes. Shannan is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.