Shayda Kayhani

Shayda Kayhani

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Biography

Shayda was born in Gainesville, FL and raised in Vero Beach, FL. She attended college at Florida State University, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a double major in English, and a minor in Film Studies. While at Florida State, Shayda was inducted into the International Golden Key Honour Society and was a trombone player in the Florida State University Marching Chiefs. After graduating from FSU, Shayda moved to Macon, Georgia and attended Mercer University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor and graduated cum laude. While in law school, she was Moot Court Chair of the Mercer Advocacy Council and competed in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition. Additionally, she was awarded the Faculty Legal Writing Award and inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Prior to joining the firm, Shayda worked as the sole Staff Attorney for the Enotah Judicial Circuit in North Georgia and then transitioned into civil litigation, where she worked for a State-wide law firm on matters involving workers’ compensation, general liability, and first-party property disputes. Shayda’s practice focuses exclusively on dispute resolution and litigation in the areas of real estate, construction, business and general civil litigation.

Education

  • Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Chair of the Mercer Advocacy Council
    • Honors: National Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Faculty Legal Writing Award and inducted into the Order of the Barristers
  • Florida State University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Communication
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Film Studies

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Business and General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2017

Past Positions

  • Enotah Judicial Circuit in North Georgia, Staff Attorney

Honors

  • International Golden Key Honour Society