Shaina R. Reed

Of-Counsel

sreed@fsbrlaw.com | 517-381-0100
Practice Areas: Litigation, Municipal, Public Utility

Overview & Experience

OVERVIEW

In 2021, Shaina joined FSBR as Of-Counsel. She was previously a shareholder at Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C., where her practice focused on civil litigation and administrative & regulatory law.

Shaina brings recognized experience in litigation to FSBR’s municipal and public utility practice groups. Although the challenges faced by municipalities are broad and varied, Shaina brings expertise to each unique dispute with her considerable knowledge of the laws that specifically apply to public bodies.

Shaina’s experience litigating complex cases lends to her tremendous advocacy skills on behalf of her clients. When a dispute arises, she aims to identify common ground between the parties. To the extent further action is warranted, her detailed preparation, persuasive writing, and compelling oration skills are second to none. While Shaina has obtained remarkable results in the courtroom, she also understands the importance of thorough and effective discovery to facilitate favorable resolutions outside the uncertainty of the courtroom. Shaina enjoys giving her clients the peace of mind that comes through creative problem solving.

Outside of the courtroom, Shaina enjoys hiking with her dogs, taking her nieces and nephew on adventures, playing tennis, and traveling.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained zero-dollar jury verdicts on behalf of clients facing multimillion-dollar claims.
  • Awarded injunctive relief from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services after similarly situated businesses were denied such relief.
  • Counseled Fortune 500 energy client on $500M infrastructure project to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state regulation.
  • Drafted legal opinions on varied issues of first impression, requiring intellectual curiosity and flexibility.

Honors & Education

EDUCATION

  • UIC John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Michigan State University, James Madison College, B.A., 2007

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Illinois State Bar (Retired)

HONORS

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation, 2014 – Present

Professional Activities

  • SBM Administrative & Regulatory Law Section, Treasurer, 2020 – Present
  • Greater Lansing Arts Council: Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2019 – Present
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Michigan, Member, 2018 – Present