Alyssa C. ShorsteinAttorney
I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved to St. Augustine when I was 12 years old with my mother, Dr. Karen Howell, who began the Occupation Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine. In 2002, I graduated from St. Augustine High School with honors and having been part of a final four basketball team my junior year. I went to college at Flagler and loved my time there from the time I got to spend on the basketball team to the many incredible professors I was blessed to learn under. From there I went to law school at the University of Florida. Go Gators! In 2009, my legal career began with the opening of my own practice called Alyssa C. Camper, Attorney at Law, P.A. I married my husband, Bryan Shorstein in November of 2017 and in January of 2018, I merged my law practice with my current law partner, Sung Lee, and moved to The Law Offices of Shorstein and Lee, LLC. My main practice areas are in bankruptcy law, criminal defense, estate planning, and probate in the Seventh Circuit which includes St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia Counties. I also represent attorneys in grievance matters with the Florida Bar Grievance Committee B.
I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a lawyer because my father is a lawyer and I wanted to be able to help people like he did. Helping people and making a difference in their lives is the best part of my job. In handling my client’s issues, I am solution oriented. I want you to leave my office knowing what the issues are, what the options are on how to handle those issues, what the ultimate goal is, and what our plan is to put us in the best position to be able to reach that goal. I do my best to help my clients achieve the best possible result in their case, whether that is a bankruptcy discharge, a dismissed case, an estate plan that gives peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones will not be left with a mess when they die, etc.
There is no situation I want to help with more than when a child is involved. When I have juvenile criminal defense clients, it is my goal to treat that child and his or her case in a way that makes that juvenile never need to call me for a criminal case in their adult lives. I believe we need to teach them the consequences without taking away their future, and that both are possible. I treat my juvenile clients like I treat my own children, which is touch, no nonsense, but with sense, compassion and oriented towards a solution instead of just a punishment.
When I am not working, I am spending time with my family, friends and/or dog, reading, cross-fitting at Triforce Crossfit, preparing for whatever race or competition I have coming up, attending one of my children’s many sporting events or school performances, or singing in The Village Church’s praise band.
J.D., The University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2009
- Cum Laude
- Estates and Trusts Certificate
- Dean’s List (Spring 2007, Spring 2008)
- Book Award, White Collar Crime, Spring 2008
- Pro Bono Certificate, Spring 2009
B.A., Flagler College, 2005
- Magna Cum Laude
- Recipient, Wetherell Scholarship for Political Science
- Recipient, Alice and Ashley Verlander Student-Athlete Scholarship
- Recipient, Florida Bright Futures Merit Award
- Recipient, All American Academic Award
- President’s List, Fall 2002 and Fall 2005
- Dean’s List, Spring and Fall 2003, Spring and Fall 2004, Spring 2005
- Recipient, Department Award for Liberal Studies
- Member, National Dean’s List
High School Diploma, St. Augustine High School, 2002
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2009
Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court, 2009
U.S. District Court, Southern District Court, 2010
Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court, 2010
Florida Bar Grievance Committee
St. Johns County Bar Association
Officer, 2012-2014; President, 2015; CLE Chair, 2016-present
St. Johns County Sports Club
Criminal Law and Real Property, Probate & Trust Sections of the Florida Bar
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers