Shirlyon J. McWhorter - Black lawyer in Miami Gardens FL

Shirlyon J. McWhorter

McWhorter Law, PLLC

Shirlyon is the owner and lead attorney at McWhorter Law, PLLC where Estate Planning and Probate Administration are the sole practice areas.


After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law, Shirlyon began her career as an Assistant State Attorney where she tried more than one hundred judge and jury trials. During her time as a Prosecutor, she developed skills as a litigator and a tough negotiator. Not only does she have experience appearing before judges, but she also served as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.


Prior to founding the firm, Shirlyon served as Assistant General counsel for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association and Director of Civil Rights for Miami-Dade County Schools and Florida International University.


Shirlyon is an active member of the South Florida community: where she has dedicated her time to many organizations:


* Board Member Miami-Dade Domestic Violence Oversight Board
*Vice President of Miami-Biscayne Bay Chapter of the Links, Inc
*Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association, Past President
*Gwen S. Cherry Women Lawyer’s Bar Association, Past President
*Miami Dade Alumni Chapter of Bethune-Cookman University, Past President
*Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Past President
*Greater Miami YWCA Board of Directors, Former Chairperson
*Miami Gardens Educational Excellence Council, Former Chairperson
*Graduate of Leadership Miami


Licenses

Florida, United States Active
Licensed for 29 Years 11 Months
since Oct 1991

Education

University of Florida College of Law
Juris Doctor Law
1991
Bethune-Cookman University
Bachelors Criminal Justice
1981

Associations

Miami-Dade Domestic Violence Oversight Board
Board Member
Member since 2020
Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association
Past President
Member since 2003
Gwen S. Cherry Women Lawyer’s Bar Association
Past President
Member since 1991
Dade County Bar Association
Member since 2019
North Dade Bar Association
Member since 2022
Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Past President
Member since 1978
Miami-Biscayne Bay Chapter of the Links, INC.
Vice President
Member since 2010

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Languages
  • English

Miami Gardens, FL


McWhorter Law, PLLC

640 NW 183rd Street, Suite 3
Miami Gardens, FL 33169



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