Shannon joined the Harrisburg office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in October 2002, where she concentrates her practice exclusively in workers' compensation matters. She has handled more than 1,000 workers' compensation cases in her career to date, 600 of those while with Marshall Dennehey.
Shannon has represented trucking companies, restaurants, construction companies, candy manufacturers, boroughs/municipalities, colleges, hospitals, agricultural businesses, distribution centers and uniform supply companies in workers' compensation matters. She takes a hands-on approach to working with clients, actively engaging them in an open dialogue regarding topical issues relevant to their business. She works closely with employers to develop policies and procedures to reduce workers' compensation exposure and to educate them on the Workers' Compensation Act.
Shannon also devotes a portion of her practice to representing boroughs and municipalities, including volunteer firefighters. She works together with their solicitors and actuaries to coordinate case strategy and to reach the best outcome for the employer.
Shannon graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware, where she was also admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In 1996, she received her juris doctor from The Dickinson School of Law. Following law school, Shannon served as a law clerk for several Workers' Compensation Judges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, she was an associate attorney litigating workers' compensation and social security cases.
•How Employers Can Assist With the Mediation Process, Prime Watch Newsletter, Summer 2013
•Avoid Post-Settlement Surprises by Carefully Drafting Settlement Documents, Defense Digest, Volume 19, No. 2, June 2013
•How Employers Can Assist in the Investigation and Defense of Workers' Compensation Claims, Prime Watch Newsletter, Fall 2012
•Notice This: the Commonwealth Court Relaxes the Requirements for the Notice of Ability to Return to Work Form (LIBC-757), Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
•Impact of Positive Drug Results on Workers' Compensation Cases, Keystone Case Management, April 17, 2013
• A Work Injury from A to Z, Keystone Case Management, April 4, 2012
•Workers' Compensation from an Employer's Perspective, Susquehanna Human Resources Management Association, Lewisburg, PA, March 20, 2012
•PA Forms, Petitions and Case law, Sedgwick CMS, July 7, 2011
•Workers' Compensation and the Employer, Marshall Dennehey workshop, April 30, 2010
•Case Law Updates and Use of Vocational Testimony in Workers' Compensation Cases, Coventry, September 30, 2008
•Top Ten Mistakes Made by Adjusters, School Claims Services, December 7, 2007
•Legal Updates, Cambridge, September 19, 2007
•WC Skit and Case Updates, PMA Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg, March 29, 2007
•Employment Law & Workers' Compensation Update, MD Employment Law Seminar at Hershey Antique Car Museum, July 28, 2006
•Workers' Compensation 101, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, June 15, 2006
•Subrogation, Credits and Offsets, Murray Insurance, February 16, 2006
•Legal Updates (PA), Gallagher Bassett, January 11, 2006
•Trends in Pennsylvania Law, Sedgwick CMS, October 28, 2005
•Judge's Unplugged, moderator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation Seminar, May 20, 2005
•Case Law Updates, Liberty Mututal, July 15, 2005
•Case Law Updates, Liberty Mutual, July 23, 2004
•PA Forms, Petitions and Appeals, Sedgwick CMS, March 19, 2004
•Case Law Updates, School Claims Services, June 13, 2003
Past Employment Positions
•Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Honors & Awards
•Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation Law-Employers, 2009-Present
Year Joined Organization: 2002