Shylie A. Bannon

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Shylie A. Bannon



Shylie Bannon is a Partner in our Jacksonville, Florida, office. She also serves as Hiring Partner for the region of Florida, where she oversees associate attorney hiring endeavors. Prior to joining us, Shylie was a partner in both a multi-state, multi-specialty firm and a boutique practice.

At Hall Booth Smith, Shylie continues to represent physicians, mid-level providers, and health care providers in high exposure medical negligence claims and in administrative proceedings before the Florida Department of Health. She also represents national retailers in high exposure premises liability, negligent security, and transportation litigation with our National Trial Counsel team.

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In addition to litigating matters involving personal injury and negligence, Shylie also represents management in all aspects of employment-related litigation arising from allegations of sex, disability, race, and pregnancy discrimination; whistleblower actions; and alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards. She does so in administrative proceedings before both the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in all of the State and Federal Courts in Florida. She also provides employment-related counsel to clients, helping them avoid employment-related litigation through the implementation of best employment, investigation, and risk management practices.

Shylie earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude, and graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.

Shylie volunteers with the Guardian Ad Litem program and supports child welfare advocacy efforts in Northeast Florida. She is also a Member of the Board for the Jewish Federation & Foundation of Northeast Florida.



State Courts:

  • Florida, 2009

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science & History, Tulane University


  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, Board Member



  • Dealing with the Problem Employee: Reconciling General Risk Management Practices and Employment Liability Related to Risk Management Practices in the Transportation Setting
    Multi-state logistics company, September 2016
  • The ADA, FMLA and PDA: Investigation and Management of Pregnancy Related Claims
    Scottsdale Insurance Company, March 2016
  • Understanding Intersection of General Liability and Employment Liability Claims: North Florida Medical Group Management Association
    Jacksonville, Florida; May 2015
  • Premises Liability Cases and Expert Witnesses
    Sedgwick Claims Management Services, February 2014


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  • 2023 Florida Tort Reform
    HBS Health Care Highlights Blog; April 4, 2023
  • It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye: Weighing the Risks of a Liability Claim v. a Wrongful Termination Claim when Terminating an Employee After an Adverse Incident
    US Law Magazine, 2016

In the Press

Litigators Lounge: Analyzing New Department of Labor Guidelines

This episode discusses the recently announced final rule by the U.S. Department of Labor on the classification of a worker as either an employee or independent contractor.
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Litigators Lounge: Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

In the newest episode of Litigators Lounge, Jacqueline Voronov and Shylie Bannon discuss the implications of the Supreme Court ruling, Groff v. DeJoy, on employer handling of religious accommodations in the workplace
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Litigators Lounge: Social Media in the Workplace

In episode 3 of Litigators Lounge, Partners Jacqueline Voronov and Shylie A. Bannon consider various challenges related to social media usage in the workplace
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Litigators Lounge: Remote Work, Mandated Returns, & Reasonable Accommodations

On this episode of Litigators Lounge, Paramus Partner Jacqueline Voronov and Jacksonville Partner Shylie Bannon discuss the complex legal and workplace dynamics surrounding return to office mandates, remote and hybrid work models, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
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