Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Business Law Institute 2019 – September 12, 2019, Drafting and Enforcement of Venue and Jurisdiction Clauses
  • Moderator and Program Chair, Colorado Bar Association Half Day CLE – July 25, 2019, Construction Law in Colorado
  • Presenter, Professional Education Broadcast Network – May 2019, Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Panelist, Law Week Colorado – April 3, 2019, Women’s Roundtable Discussion
  • Presenter, Business Law Institute Seminar – September 12, 2018, Contract Damages from Drafting to Litigating
  • Presenter, PLAN Regional Meeting – July 25, 2018, Chicago, Architects & Engineers Claims
  • Presenter, Colorado Law Institute – April 30, 2018, Ethics: Tips and Strategies for Construction Attorneys
  • Presenter, Professional Education Broadcast Network – January 23, 2018, Enforcement and Application of Arbitration Clauses
  • Presenter, Professional Education Broadcast Network – October 25, 2017, Drafting Contract Remedies: Damages and Their Limitations
  • Presenter, Professional Education Broadcast Network – April 27, 2017, Settlement Agreements in Employment Disputes and Litigation
  • Presenter, Professional Education Broadcast Network – January 31, 2017, Just Between Us: Drafting Effective Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Presenter, Professional Education Broadcast Network – September 15, 2016, Liquidated Damages Clauses
  • Presenter, PLAN Regional Meeting – March 12, 2015, Kansas City: The Tripartite Relationship: Ethical Considerations
  • Presenter, Colorado CPCU Society 59th Annual All Industry Day – Thursday October 16, 2014; Tripartite Trouble: How to Identify and Avoid Conflicts of Interest
  • Presenter, America Outdoors Association, Annual Conference – December 2013; Into the Weeds We Go: An Overview of Hiring and Retention Issues and Medical and Recreational Marijuana Use
  • Panelist, ARMA International 58th Annual Conference – October 28 – 30, 2013, Las Vegas: Privacy Concerns in the Management of Today’s Information
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Getting Paid: Post-Judgment Collection & Garnishment Proceedings, Liens and the Impact of Bankruptcy, ACI Forum on Construction Litigation, March 1, 2012
  • Student Commencement Speaker, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law 2003
  • DRI Women in the Law (2014-present)
  • DRI Business Litigation Section (2015-present)
  • DRI Business Litigation Super Conference, Planning Committee Member (2017-present)
  • DRI Business Litigation Super Conference, Marketing Chair (2019-2020)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Construction Section, Chair (2018-2019)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Construction Section, Executive Committee Member (2010-present)
  • Board of Directors, Excelsior Youth Center (2015-2017)
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Alumni Council Chair (2014-present), Vice Chair (2012-2014), Secretary (2010-2012)
  • Downtown Denver Partnership, Membership Committee (2010-2011)
  • Downtown Denver Leadership Program (Class of 2010)
  • DU Professional Mentor (2010-present)
  • CAMP Mentor (2013-2016)
  • Volunteer University of Denver College of Moot Court Events
  • Judge of the DU/CU Transactional Cup (2015, 2016)
  • PTA Member, Cory Elementary School
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Wyoming
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in English, University of Iowa
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Denver – Order of St. Ives

Shannon has years of trial experience in state and federal courts, including jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary and procedural hearings. Shannon litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues, with a specialization in construction. Shannon’s construction experience extends from contract negotiations, to mechanic’s lien collection and defense, to defense of construction claims against architects and engineers in public and private construction projects.

She has also represented individuals and companies in dealing with claims arising out of officer shareholder liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions. Some of Shannon’s notable case achievements include obtaining a non-dischargeable judgment of over a million dollars on a mechanic’s lien claim; proving violation of the Colorado Trust Fund; part of trial team obtaining total defense judgment on claims over $4,000,000 associated with piercing the corporate veil; jury verdict finding in favor of client on breach of fiduciary duty; and numerous grants of summary judgment resolving all claims in her clients’ favor.

Experienced and highly versatile, Shannon believes in educating her clients to assist them through the litigation process and help them make strategic, cost-efficient decisions.

Shannon is routinely invited to industry events and often lectures on broad array of commercial litigation issues including key contract clauses, liquidated damages, venue and jurisdiction issues, discovery issues, ethical issues in the tripartite relationship, and overcoming hurdles in bankruptcy.