Shayna Frieden PR

Shayna R. Frieden

Associate

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.

Honors & Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2024

National Trial Lawyer Logo 40 under 40

I want to thank Shannon L Clark for giving me a 5 star service from him and his team. I went through a horrific time in my life hit by a drunk driver in 2023. The entire team Karin and Angel were a huge help during a very difficult time. My older sister helped me when I couldn’t even move my neck to narrow down the best attorney. She had said hire Shannon Clark he is the one that stands out from all other Lawyers. Thank you Shannon and team.

Rose CanariniGoogle

I highly highly recommend anyone to use this law firm…. Best lawyers out there!

TREV P.Yelp

Just recently finished settling from an auto accident that was a little over 2 years ago, Gallagher & Kennedy represented me and as far as everything goes, I don’t really have any complaints, however I did feel like at times there could of been some more communication with me and letting me know what was going on. Glad everything is finally over and I can move on. Would recommend their law firm to represent you if you want very professional people.

NV ALANGoogle

Best law firm in the State of Arizona hands down.

JUSTIN M.Google

Approximately a year and a half ago, my son was hit by an SUV while walking on the shoulder of a road; he suffered from multiple serious injuries while also sustaining horrific brain trauma. As his mother, I could only hope and pray that he would survive this disturbing event. I was in a state of extreme emotional disbelief being in a position of uncertainty regarding the life of my son. Even if he survived, the uncertainty of the quality of the rest of his life had still proven to be a permanent scar within my mind. This uncertainty was so great, that I had decided to speak to a legal council. By the grace of God, I had thankfully found the most compassionate and intelligent legal team available to me. This legal team had been under the company known as Gallagher & Kennedy Injury Lawyers. Shannon Clark and Eleanor Shaffer were my angels straight from Heaven, blessing me with the promise of legal stability and representation that I had longed for since the incident. They have been there for my entire family throughout this traumatic experience. I can say without hesitation that they have shown the kind of compassion and concern that I desperately needed, which was more than I could have ever hoped for. They had provided attention to the legal aspects of this situation, of which I could not provide because my attention was focused towards the recovery of my son. They had given me the support and care that I had needed in order to push on through this painful event. I can vouch for them in saying that they did not take on this case simply for financial gain, but for moral reasons. If you ever need an attorney to walk you through a case involving an injury, these are the people that you need to contact! They put the victim and their family above all else. God bless everyone at Gallagher & Kennedy who provided all the support and aid to my son, as well as my family.

Mother and Family of Robert

EDUCATION

  • 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

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona, 2022
  • California, 2023