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Shayne, Gordon N.
2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 310 Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (719) 442-6649
Fax: (719) 442-0889


Lawyer Overview

In a career as an attorney that has spanned over 26 years, Gordon N. Shayne has a broad background concentrating in litigation or trial work. As a trial attorney, he has diligently and aggressively pursued and defended the rights of his clients in criminal and civil proceedings in both state and federal courts. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado, State of Florida, United States District Courts in Colorado and Florida, a member of the Trial Bar in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the 5th and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member in good standing of the Colorado and Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the El Paso County, Colorado Bar Association. He has spent 10 years of his career as a prosecutor, responsible for the handling of thousands of traffic, juvenile, misdemeanor and felony offenses. He was appointed Lead Felony Trial Attorney, Felony Division Chief, and has investigated numerous police and citizen shootings of prominence. During these significant years as a prosecutor, he has tried hundreds of jury and non-jury trials, many including life and capital crimes, such as Capital Murder and Homicide cases, and Sexual Battery cases. As a criminal defense attorney, he has been appointed by state and federal judges to defend the rights of the accused. He has vigorously represented clients during every phase of the criminal justice process, from bond hearings to motions to suppress evidence. He has successfully challenged police misconduct that has resulted in a violation of citizen rights and defended the rights of the accused to suppress confessions obtained illegally. As a civil trial attorney, he has represented individuals injured through the negligence and malpractice of others, sought to protect parential rights in child custody cases, assisted and counseled hundreds of parties going through divorce, paternity, or family cases, and served the interests of hundreds of others in business and other walks of life, in need of experienced and aggressive legal representation. He has an extensive record of consultation with experts, in all phases of litigation, including medical examiners, doctors, crime scene and firearms examiners, accident reconstructionists, scientists, accountants, and in countless other areas. More importantly, he utilizes the most qualified and experienced investigators to best serve the specific interests of his clients.

Gordon N. Shayne was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Colorado, Former Instructor to Prosecutors, Former Trial Advocacy Judge at the Law School of Nova S.E. University, Former Instructor at the Miami-Dade Criminal Justice Institute, and an active community leader.

Gordon N. Shayne is committed to providing you with outstanding legal representation, and applying his years of experience to work for you. For a free initial consultation, please call 719-442-6649, or email at ; or fax at: 719-442-0889.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Family Law, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1980
  • Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Miami Lions Club
  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
  • South Miami/Kendall Chamber of Commerce
  • The Florida Bar (Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee)
  • American Cancer Society Fundraising
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • South Miami/Kendall Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section (Member)
  • Florida Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • El Paso County Bar (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • U.S. District Court Trial Bar (Member)
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Southern Colorado
  • Lecturer and Teacher, Miami-Dade Criminal Justice Institute
  • Lecturer and Teacher, Dade and Broward State Attorney's Office
  • Continuing Legal Education and Seminars, Sex and Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Guest Lecturer, Dade County Public Schools
  • Former Instructor to Prosecutors, Law School of Nova Southeastern University

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Juvenile Justice and Harris County School District
  • Sertoma Club, Monument Hill

Past Employment Positions

  • City Attorney's Office, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant State Attorney (Prosecutor), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lead Felony Trial Attorney, Felony Division Chief, 1994 - 1999
  • Private Practice, Miami, Florida, Sole Practitioner, 1987 - 1994
  • Rumberger, Wechsler and Kirk, Miami, Florida, Associate Attorney
  • Miami, Florida, Assistant State Attorney (Prosecutor)
  • Harris County Prosecutor's Office, Intern
  • Law School of Nova Southeastern University, Former Trial Advocacy Judge


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1980
    Honors: Mock Trial and Judge Bell Trial Competition
    Honors: Am. Jur 2d. Book Award
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1977
    Major: Political Science
    Major: Pre-Law/Criminal Justice


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