J. Scott Shannon: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

J. Scott Shannon

J. Scott Shannon devotes the significant portion of his practice to matters which include public entity land use/zoning law, architects/engineers liability, construction defect liability as well as construction site casualty and personal injury defense. Scott also defends county and municipal governments and attorneys in legal malpractice matters.
Phone(302) 552-4329

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Practice Areas

  • Public Entity and Civil Rights
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Construction Defect
  • Municipal Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Employment Discrimination
 
University University of Delaware, B.A., Major: History, 1986
 
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., 1994
 
Admitted1995, Delaware; 1995, District Court District of Delaware; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
 
Biography

Scott devotes the significant portion of his practice to matters which include public entity land use/zoning law, architects/engineers liability, construction defect liability as well as construction site casualty and personal injury defense. Scott also defends county and municipal governments and attorneys in legal malpractice matters.

In 1986, Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Delaware. Immediately thereafter, he entered the United States Marine Corps as a commissioned officer serving variously as an infantry platoon commander and assistant logistics officer in the First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, and with the Second Marine Division Schools at Camp LeJeune during the First Gulf War.

Upon completion of his military service and honorable discharge in 1991, Scott attended Widener University School of Law, Wilmington campus, serving as a member of the Delaware Journal for Corporate Law. After law school graduation, Scott was hired by the State of Delaware Department of Justice as a deputy attorney general assigned to the Civil Division. In that capacity, while working in the Major Litigation Group, Scott represented the State of Delaware Department of Correction on constitutional challenges brought by inmates and others, as well as the Department of Labor in enforcing prevailing wage claims. His duties also included representing state agencies in Title VII labor and employment discrimination claims as well as bid challenges brought by prospective state contractors.

Having trained and worked as a professional auctioneer while in college, Scott donates his time to educational, charitable, and religious non-profit organizations several times annually to assist in their fund-raising auctions.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Toxic Mold Litigation in Delaware

Public Works Contracting in Delaware

Mechanics Lien Laws in Delaware

Defending the Automobile Liability Claim

Document Management for the Litigation Paralegal

Year Joined Organization: 2004

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Regularly involved in cases involving multiple parties, including construction defect cases on multi-million dollar commercial construction projects that routinely include the design team and subcontractor mechanics; Land use litigation challenging zoning ordinances routinely involve several developers, including one case ongoing at present which, at one time, had 54 named petitioner/developers challenging a series of ordinances enacted by my county government client; Successfully argued for and obtained a ruling in Delaware establishing Legislative Immunity and its corollary Legislative Privilege under Delaware decisional law; Successfully argued an interpretation and application of the Delaware Construction Payments Act in the first such case to have been litigated in Delaware under that statute; Successfully defended a municipality against tort claims in the context of building permit revocation obtaining decisional definition of Delaware's Tort Claims Act immunities; Successfully argued and obtained decisional law defining attorney-client exemption from Freedom of Information Act requirements with respect to a municipality's deliberations.; Published Works: How Ignorant Is Blamelessly Ignorant?: Delaware Law Still Frowns on People Who Do Not Read What They Sign, Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009
 
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J. Scott Shannon

1220 N. Market Street, 5th Floor
WilmingtonDE 19801




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