Brian D. Shear


Brian focuses his practice in the area of workers' compensation defense and related matters.  He assists employers and carriers throughout the claim process addressing both non-litigated and litigated issues.  This includes investigation of work place accidents, responses to requests for various benefits, defense of contested claims and, ultimately, measures directed towards the successful resolution of a claim. Brian represents local and regional employers and national insurers, providing the right guidance for each to effectively protect our clients.  Brian also worked as a workers' compensation claimant's attorney prior to joining McConnaughhay Coonrod.

Professional Activities

  • Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section


  • The Florida Bar


  • Florida State University, B.A., 2010
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D, Certificate in Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Drafting, 2015