Shea T. Hasenauer

Shea T. Hasenauer

Shea Hasenauer is a logical problem-solver and strategist who is adept at challenging legal analysis. These attributes plus his excellent written communication skills, attention to detail, and deep understanding of substantive and procedural law form the foundation of his focus on appellate practice and constitutional law.  The subject matter of appeals dealt with by Mr. Hasenauer relates to the broad spectrum of substantive legal matters handled by Cole Law Group. He accepts the appeals of cases originally tried by our attorneys as well as cases tried outside the firm.

Mr. Hasenauer also has a keen interest in representing clients whose constitutional rights have been violated. Such cases require extensive knowledge and a solid interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and the Tennessee Declaration of Rights. They often invoke human and civil rights issues.

Shea's commercial litigation practice encompasses virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract, partner and shareholder disputes, fraudulent business practices, business tort claims, tortious interference and defamation. His interest extends to representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property infringement claims with regard to trademarks and copyrights, trade secret misappropriation, and IP contracts.

Shea received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations where he earned Dean's List honors for every semester he was in attendance. He then entered the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, and achieved recognition as salutatorian of his class.  During law school, Shea worked as a law clerk for Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court, for Judge Douglas N. Frazier of the United States Middle District of Florida, and for the Civil and Administrative Law Division of the Alabama Attorney General's Office.

Prior to joining Cole Law Group, Mr. Hasenauer worked with Vatican and other international diplomats on matters involving global military conflicts and nuclear arms for the Holy See Mission to the United Nations in New York City. He is an accomplished writer and has authored several books.  Shea is licensed to practice law in Florida and Tennessee.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Intellectual Property (Publicity Rights, Trade Secrets, Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure,
  • Consumer Protection
  • Constitutional Law
  • Appellate Practice


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, FL
    • B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Associations And Memberships

      • Williamson County Bar Association
      • The Florida Bar
      • Knights of Columbus


  • Tennessee
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Authored Books

  • The Judicial Role: Political Freedom with the Process-Driven Judge
  • Local Government Revenue and the State Income Tax Effect
  • Deterring Rapes in the Fields: By expanding the ability to proceed anonymously in court proceedings
  • Dorothy Day: An Appeal to Women
  • Ancient Greek Influence on the United States Supreme Court
  • The Catholic Contribution to  Child Labor
  • The Dynamic Learning Experience: From Middle School Through Law School (Thriving in School Book 1)
  • Outlining in Law School: A Step-by-Step Guide with examples (Thriving in School Book 2)
  • Textbook Money Savings: 10 Simple Ways (Thriving in School 3)
  • Choosing Classes: 8 Keys (Thriving in School Book 4)