Prior to joining KRZ, Shea served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Shea graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. While a student at Maine Law, Shea completed an externship for Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and internships with the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan as a public defender and with the legal and compliance team of a publicly traded company. Shea also gained experience in a variety of practice areas through her work as a law clerk for two local law firms.
During law school, Shea served as an editor for the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal and a Teaching Fellow for the first-year Criminal Law and Tort Law classes. She was a member of the Moot Court Team, competing in admiralty and employment moot court competitions, and was recognized as one of two Prize Arguers in her class. Shea is a recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award, the University of Maine School of Law’s Faculty Significant Achievement Award, and academic achievement awards in the areas of employment law and alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to law school, Shea worked as a constituent caseworker for U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy in Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine, where she completed a year-long internship in the district office of U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, interned for a political advocacy organization, and volunteered as an after-school tutor.
A proud Mainer, Shea enjoys spending time on the water, adventuring outdoors with her friends, participating in the Maine Cancer Foundation’s annual Tri for a Cure, her book club, and eating lobster. Additionally, Shea serves as a coach for Maine Law’s Bar Exam Task Force, mentoring recent graduates as they prepare to take the Maine Bar Exam.