Brandy L. Shafer is an Associate Attorney at Christopher G. Johnson, Attorney at Law, PLLC. She practices criminal defense, representing clients with varying criminal issues including, but not limited to, DWIs, driving offenses and other misdemeanors. Ms. Shafer also practices personal injury, mortgage foreclosures, real estate, vehicle and traffic disputes, as well as estate planning and administration.
Ms. Shafer studied at Keuka College, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and History, with a Minor in English in 2011. While studying at Keuka, she completed four internships, including internships with the Irondequoit Town Court and Rochester City Court. Brandy was a member of the lacrosse team where she was a captain and was placed on the First Team All-Conference team three years in a row. She was named the NEAC tournament’s most valuable player in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and the Conference’s Player of the Year in 2011.
Ms. Shafer was also a member of the Student Senate where she was elected as her class’s student senator in 2008 and 2009 and was elected by the entire student body to the executive board her senior year. Brandy was elected as a member of the Student Judicial Panel and was elected as the Chief Justice for the Student Judicial Panel her senior year. Brandy was hand-picked by the President of the College to join the President’s Leadership Circle, focusing on leadership and community outreach. Ms. Shafer was also inducted as a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Honor Society for Leadership and Success in 2010 and was elected President in 2011.
Brandy then obtained her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. While studying at Ave Maria, Brandy was inducted into Phi Alpha Delta, the largest co-ed professional law fraternity in the country. Brandy was a member of the Moot Court Board where she competed in numerous appellate arguments and trial advocacy competitions, including the Chester H. Bedell Mock Trial Competition held in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Shafer competed and helped win The St. Thomas More Trial Competition and was a finalist for the Robert H. Bork Appellate Competition. She is published in the Law School’s Moot Court Board Law Journal in the Spring of 2017 – From Hearse to Hurst: The Reshaping of the Florida Death Penalty Scheme. http://avemarialaw-moot-court.
She spent two years as a tutor for the ACT Department at Ave Maria helping first year students. Ms. Shafer was also a Student Ambassador for Ave Maria her second and third year. While attending law school, she grew her interest in criminal defense working for The Faga Law Group in Naples, Florida working on serious felonies and death penalty cases.
Brandy joined Christopher G. Johnson, Attorney at Law, PLLC in 2019. Brandy is admitted in both New York State and Florida and is a member in good standing in both states.
Ms. Shafer is a member of the following organizations:
New York State Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, member
Monroe County Bar Association, Lawyers for Learning Subcommittee, member
Monroe County Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Committee, member
Monroe County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, member
New York State Defender’s Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association for Public Defense.