Fort Lauderdale partner Edward O’Sheehan is a former U.S. Marine who currently serves as a judge advocate general and staff judge advocate for the Florida Army National Guard. As an army lawyer in South Florida, Ed is used to being called into duty when hurricanes hit. But as the COVID-19 pandemic loomed, Ed braced for a different kind of impact.
In a profile published by The Daily Business Review, Ed discusses his contributions in helping transform the Miami Beach Convention Center into a 450-bed COVID-19 field hospital and establishing testing sites at C.B. Smith Park, Hard Rock Stadium, Marlins Park and Amelia Earhart Park.
“If a hurricane hits, we know what to do. We’re used to doing that. This is a totally new mission. We’ve never done anything like a pandemic,” Ed said.
Ed described the obstacles faced, like ensuring the safety of the soldiers, nursing home residents and general public while conducting tests.
Read the full profile on the Daily Business Review’s website.
About Edward J. O’Sheehan
Edward O’Sheehan is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. Ed has over 19 years of litigation experience in consumer finance litigation, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, condominium and homeowner association litigation, probate and guardianship litigation, insurance matters, and tax appeals. Ed also provides representation for clients in matters involving The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.