Shawn Steel, CFP®

Financial Planner      

Shawn is a CFP® practitioner and joined ClearLogic Financial, Inc. in February 2013 after several years of practicing law.  As an attorney, Shawn worked in government and private practice settings covering maritime law and complex corporate litigation.


  • Executive Certificate in Financial Planning – Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Juris Doctorate – University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD
  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) – Elon College, Elon, NC   

   Professional Background:

  • Attorney – Complex litigation involving tax, securities, and anti-trust law
  • Attorney-Advisor – U.S. Coast Guard
  • Law Clerk – Maryland Attorney General’s Office
  • Law Clerk – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

   Community Involvement:

  • President – Green Ridge Home Owners Association (2012-2013)
  • Volunteer Firefighter – Town of Elon Fire Department (1995-1998)       

   Professional Associations:

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) 

   Areas of Interest:

  • Retirement planning
  • Federal employee benefits
  • Special needs planning     

   Personal information:

  • Shawn lives with his wife and son in Fairfax, VA and enjoys gardening and hiking in his free time. 

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP® in the US, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.