Sean Shaw believes in being an advocate inside AND outside of the courtroom. He understands the issues from all sides—as a regulator, as an attorney, and as a legislator. In all roles, he believes in standing up for consumers. Sean receives great satisfaction helping clients affected by the BP Oil Spill. He finds it very rewarding to assist these citizens with their claims and believes that they are innocent victims subjected to arbitrary processes. They just happened to have an unlucky address.
As Florida’s former Insurance Consumer Advocate, Mr. Shaw has made a substantial contribution to Merlin Law Group’s depth of knowledge regarding insurance policyholder advocacy. Sean currently practices out of the firm’s Tampa office.
Sean’s written and oral advocacy have made significant differences in the state’s legislative process. In order to advance that mission, he founded an active advisory group called Policyholders of Florida. Those concerned about the future of insurance law from a regulatory and legislative standpoint, seek out Sean to learn more about what he and his coalition hope to achieve.
Sean was elected to represent District 61 in the Florida House of Representatives and served on the insurance and banking subcommittee. In addition, in 2018 Sean was the Democratic Nominee for the Office of Florida Attorney General. As a result, Sean became the first African American nominee for the Office of Florida Attorney General in the history of the state.
In addition to advocating for consumers, Sean is very proud of the fact that his father was the first African American Chief Justice of the State of Florida.
As Florida’s ICA, Sean served on the following boards:
Subscriber Assistance Panel (SAP)
Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA)
Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO)
Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (FCHLPM)
Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (FWCIGA)
Florida Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Appeals Board)
University of Florida Levin School of Law
Princeton, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts, Politics