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Shawn L. Birken

Shawn L. Birken

Managing Partner
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Shawn L. Birken is the founder of the Law Offices of Shawn L. Birken, P.A. and prac­tices in the areas of Appel­late Prac­tice, Labor and Employ­ment, Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty, and Com­mer­cial Lit­i­ga­tion. His prac­tice con­cen­trates in the areas of Labor & Employ­ment Law and Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty. Mr. Birken has suc­cess­fully obtained relief for plain­tiffs and defen­dants in Civil Rights and Employ­ment Prac­tices cases, as well as Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty cases, in the United States Dis­trict Courts, Dis­trict Court of Appeals, and in the Florida Cir­cuit and County Courts.

After grad­u­at­ing from law school in 1999, Mr. Birken held a Judi­cial Clerk­ship with the Hon­or­able United States Dis­trict Court Judge William P. Dim­itrouleas until August of 2001. Dur­ing his career Mr. Birken has engaged in employ­ment and civil rights lit­i­ga­tion, pro­tec­tion of intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights and gen­eral civil lit­i­ga­tion. Mr. Birken was the chair of the intel­lec­tual prop­erty divi­sion at his pre­vi­ous firm from 2005 through 2007.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2002


  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: 3 Year Letterman, Football
    • Honors: 1994 Honorable Mention All Ivy
    • Major: Modern American History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Broward County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Past Mem­ber
  • Broward County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Young Lawyers Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Partner, 2001 - 2009
  • U.S.D.C. Southern District of Florida, Law Clerk, 1999 - 2001


  • Delta Tau Delta

Office Location

Law Offices of Shawn L. Birken, P.A.
100 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 1300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: 954-990-4320
Toll Free: 800-511-9193
Fax: 954-990-4469
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