Shayna Frieden PR

Shayna R. Frieden


Shayna focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, catastrophic personal injury, and criminal defense, including right-to-counsel issues, DUIs, and board advocacy for licensed professionals.  She earned her law degree from ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and was admitted to practice in 2022, tying for first place on the Arizona bar exam.

During law school, Shayna had a summer internship at Gallagher & Kennedy, working in many of the firm’s practice areas and gaining practical experience drafting demand letters and pleadings and handling commercial property disputes, commercial contract litigation, personal injury and wrongful death actions, and criminal defense. She also externed at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One for Judge Bailey, was a Co-Student Director for Legislating Criminal Justice Reform, and was a Certified Limited Practice Student for the Public Defender Clinic.

Shayna was an O’Connor Honors Fellow and graduated law school with a certificate in trial advocacy. She earned CALI Excellence Awards in Appellate Advocacy, Bankruptcy, Plea Bargaining, Public Defender Clinic, Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Legal Method and Writing. Additional law school honors/awards include:

Dean’s Award for Academic Performance and Contributions to the College of Law

  • Pro Bono Service with Distinction
  • Spring and Fall 2021 Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
  • 2020–21 Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Advocate
  • Best Oralist Award (Plaintiff/Respondent) for Legal Advocacy

See Shayna’s profile on our main website.

Kevin Neal represented our company in connection with litigation related to a complex matter. Throughout the course of the representation he was exceptionally effective. Always prepared, always communicating updates, highly ethical, and producing the highest quality work. We strongly recommend him and his firm.

Steven TwistGoogle

I highly recommend this law firm they are very knowledgeable on their practice of law, very prompt and very nice staff to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for whatever I needed.


In abundance….my case was handled with utmost care and professionalism!! Personalized attention to a very difficult set of circumstances with a phenomenal conclusion that went above and beyond my expectations!!


…always promptly communicated back to me, either by phone or text message and always made me feel at ease. [Their] knowledge and understanding of the court system allowed me to make the right decisions throughout the entire process – with a fantastic outcome! I couldn’t be more satisfied.


After the death of our son as the result of a tragic car accident, we obtained legal services from Gallagher & Kennedy Injury Lawyers. Our lawyers, Shannon Clark and Eleanor Shaffer, filed a Wrongful Death claim on our behalf. We appreciated the professional attention to our case that Shannon Clark and Eleanor Shaffer provided. They handled our case with honesty, respect, and compassion which helped comfort us during a very difficult time. Shannon Clark and Eleanor Shaffer proved to be efficient and driven to obtain the best outcome for our claim. Gallagher & Kennedy Injury Lawyers are highly recommended by us!

Kathy Perkins


  • Arizona State University
    J.D., summa cum laude, 2022
    Order of the Coif
    Order of the Barristers
    Note and Comment Editor, Law Journal
  • University of California, Davis
    B.A., 2018


  • Arizona, 2022
  • California, 2023