Nick Encinas


Nick Encinas was born in Michigan, but grew up in Ocala, Florida. He moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida, majoring in Political Science. After graduating from USF, Mr. Encinas obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Florida, Levin College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Encinas gained valuable skills as a Certified Legal Intern for the Family Advocacy and Gator TeamChild clinics.

Prior to joining Shelton McKean, Mr. Encinas worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, where he gained extensive experience in the courtroom. There, he handled a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases, ranging from Battery to Grand Theft Motor Vehicle.

Mr. Encinas now focuses on using his skillset and experience to serve his clients in insurance defense. On his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the movies, and trying new food.

Representative Experience:
  • Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Clearwater, FL, Assistant State Attorney, August 2020 – December 2021.Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic, Gainesville, FL, Certified Legal Intern, January 2020 – May 2020.
  • Family Advocacy Clinic, Gainesville, FL, Certified Legal Intern, August 2019 – January 2020.
Professional Affiliations:
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Juris Doctor, The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of South Florida, 2016
Bar Admissions:
  • Florida