Barrister & Solicitor
Shannon is a U.S.-trained lawyer with experience practicing in Virginia and D.C. prior to her call to the B.C. Bar in 2019. In addition to her employment practice, she has experience in regulatory matters and general civil litigation, including commercial contract disputes. Shannon has appeared before the B.C. Supreme Court and administrative tribunals. Shannon will look at your case holistically to ensure you understand your rights and legal options, and will help you select the right tools for the job, from informal resolution methods to litigation.
Shannon earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English Language and minor in French Literature. At law school, Shannon learned about barriers to accessing justice, and took shifts at the Cook County Courthouse Pro Se Help Desk to assist self-represented litigants. After graduating, Shannon remained committed to improving access to justice by providing pro bono legal support to domestic abuse survivors and assisting low-income residents to claim tax credits. Shannon supported professional women’s mentoring through the D.C. Women’s Bar Association by serving as Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee from 2014 to 2018, and joined the Canadian Bar Association’s Women’s Law Forum to continue that work.
Outside the office, Shannon enjoys endurance sports such as trail running, cycling and snowshoeing, and listening to trivia podcasts. After competing in Ironman and marathon races along the East Coast, she looks forward to exploring similar events in and around Vancouver.