John K. Shamsey
received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Samford University
in 1995, a Master of Arts in History from the University
of Alabama-Birmingham in 1997, and a juris doctor, with honors,
from the Florida State University College of Law in 2002.
Mr. Shamsey then served as an Assistant County Attorney for
Charlotte County, Florida, representing and counseling the
County Commission on land-use/zoning and real property matters.
After serving in the government sector, Mr. Shamsey entered
private practice in Sarasota where he continued his land-use
and real property work, representing clients in real estate
closings and real property litigation and serving as a title
agent for a national title insurance underwriter. In recent
years, Mr. Shamsey also served as a Consulting Attorney for
Charlotte County, assisting the government in implementing
numerous affordable housing projects/programs. In 2008, Mr.
Shamsey joined the City Attorney's office and represents
the City in land-use/zoning matters, real estate/real property
issues, foreclosures, and affordable housing matters. Mr.
Shamsey is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to
practice before the United States District Court for the
Middle District of Florida.