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Shawn J. Kavanagh

Shawn J. Kavanagh


Shawn is our firm’s newest associate, having joined Chislett Whitten Law in the winter of 2019. He is from the Southern Shore community of Calvert and is dedicated to delivering high-quality legal services while ensuring client satisfaction. 

Away from the office, Shawn enjoys staying physically active whether it is at the gym, hiking the East Coast Trail or spending time at the cabin.

His focus is on personal injury, family, employment, wills and estates, real estate, civil litigation, and defamation law.


  • Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member


  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador


  • CBDC Celtic - Member of the Board of Directors
  • Moot Coach (UNB Law)
  • Peer Mentor (UNB Law)


  • 2012 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
  • 2012 - Queen’s University Tri-Council Recipient Recognition Award
  • 2012 - Dr. Michael Stavely Award, Memorial University of Newfoundland- for students who maintain Dean’s List standing for all eight consecutive undergraduate semesters
  • 2010 - Dr. Clarence W. Powell Memorial Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2010 - Leida Finlayson Memorial Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland


  • 2016 - Juris Doctor, University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
  • 2012 - Master of Arts, Queen’s University, Department of Political Studies
  • 2011 - Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Political Science
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