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Carolyn Shanahan


Carolyn represents clients across the country who seek to advance gun violence prevention through the courts and before regulatory bodies.

Carolyn represents survivors, families of victims, municipalities and other stakeholders who challenge dangerous laws and policies, pursue justice from the gun industry, and seek to improve access to data that is critical to gun violence prevention research. Her work has been covered by the New York Times.  

Carolyn graduated with honors from Columbia Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. While in law school, she interned for The Bronx Defenders, for the Honorable Carol Bagley Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and for the Honorable Barry T. Albin of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University.

Carolyn is admitted to the New York and New Jersey state bars and the District of New Jersey. She practices out of Everytown’s New York office. 

Prior to joining Everytown Law, Carolyn was a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. While at Arnold & Porter, she represented survivors of a mass shooting in a negligence action against the dealer that sold the gun.