Native American Heritage Month Member Spotlight | Shawn M. Yost

Written Monday, November 22, 2021

Shawn M. Yost
Shawn M. Yost

Shawn M. Yost is a solo practitioner who works and lives in Granby. He exclusively practices probate law and is member of the CBA’s Estates and Probate Section. Attorney Yost is a 1995 graduate of Western Michigan University and obtained his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013. He is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Michigan. Attorney Yost is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan’s largest federally recognized Native American tribe.

Born and raised in Michigan, Attorney Yost started his law career there as a legal assistant at a law firm focusing on debt collection. While there, he was promoted to a paralegal and operations manager and was offered a chance to attend law school to advance his career. After working in the debt collection industry for over 20 years, Attorney Yost relocated to Connecticut to open his own firm. Practicing probate law allows him to serve people in need or duress.

Outside of his law career, Attorney Yost is also an internationally published aviation photojournalist, who has covered airshows and aviation events across North America. His work has been published in several national publications and he is a regular contributor to the trade magazine World Airshow News.