Shayna Stuart

Associate

Phoenix, Arizona

Phone: 602.240.3008

Fax:

SStuart@shermanhoward.com

Areas Of Emphasis

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Arizona State University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernardino, 2014
    • summa cum laude

Shayna Stuart has a passion for investigating and finding hidden details to give her clients the best representation possible. She is an advocate for justice—she believes in providing her clients a voice in the courtroom when they may not otherwise be equipped or capable of advocating for themselves.

Shayna is a seasoned litigator, having second-chaired  a jury trial that resulted in a favorable $1.5 million defamation suit, second chaired a successful federal jury trial for an organizational client that resulted in effecting policy changes to better support the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Arizona, and second chaired a FINRA arbitration. Most recently, Shayna was involved in zealously advocating for her clients’ rights in a widely publicized Arizona police-officer involved wrongful death case.

She received her B.A. in Criminal Justice at California State University, San Bernardino where she was a Division II student-athlete on the women’s basketball team and served on the executive council of her school’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee. As a player and captain for the Women’s Basketball team, she developed skills, including competitiveness, dedication, time management, and the importance of teamwork, which she utilizes today in her practice of law. As a former NCAA student-athlete, Shayna enjoys staying up to date with the latest developments in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) issues for student-athletes and advocates for the continued expansion of NIL rights for student-athletes. Whether on the court or in the courtroom, she is a fierce competitor.

In law school, Shayna interned for the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigations in Los Angeles as part of an Honors Internship Program. While working with the FBI, she honed her investigative and negotiation skills, which she puts to use to help her clients successfully negotiate their matters.

In her spare time, Shayna enjoys hiking with her dog, Nani Salami, and giving back to her community. She is a trainer and coach for the Hoop Code Basketball Academy, which is Arizona’s leading youth basketball development organization. She has also volunteered for the Disabilities Sports Festival and with Habitat for Humanity.