Shannon concentrates her practice exclusively in workers' compensation, representing trucking companies, restaurants, construction companies, candy manufacturers, boroughs/municipalities, colleges, hospitals, agricultural businesses, distribution centers and uniform supply companies in all manner of matters related to workers' compensation. She takes a hands-on approach to working with clients, actively engaging them in an open dialogue regarding topical issues relevant to their business. Shannon 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.
•Back on the Job! Returning Injured Workers To Gainful Employment, Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania Fall Conference, October 27, 2015
•Top Mistakes in Workers' Compensation, Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association, January 20, 2015
•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
• Controlling Medical Costs in PA Workers' Compensation Claims, PRIME Watch, the PennPRIME Liabilty and Workers' Compensation Trust Newsletter, Fall 2014
• 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
Honors & Awards
•Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America - Workers Compensation Law-Employers, 2009-Present
•Best Lawyers, Central Penn Business Journal, 2015
Top Mistakes in Workers Compensation Seminar Jan 20, 2015
Kacey Wiedt and Shannon Fellin, members of the Workers' Compensation Department, are the featured speakers at the January meeting of the Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association. Their presentation, Top Mistakes in Workers'...
Tough Problems in Workers Compensation 2015 - Mechanicsburg Seminar Apr 29, 2015
Shannon Fellin, an associate in the Workers' Compensation Department, is speaking at the upcoming Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation 2015 seminar, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Shannon will discuss the defense perspective...
2015 HRP Fall Conference Conference Oct 27, 2015
Kacey Wiedt and Shannon Fellin, members of the Workers' Compensation Department, are presenting at the 2015 Fall Conference hosted by the Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania. Their presentation, Back on the Job! Returning...
Controlling Medical Costs in PA Workers Compensation Claims
Articles November 21, 2014
Avoid Post-Settlement Surprises by Carefully Drafting Settlement Documents
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2013
By Shannon Fellin, Esq.*Key Points:Settlement documents in workers' compensation must be carefully drafted.Careful drafting of workers' compensation settlement agreements can help to..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
Notice This: The Commonwealth Court Relaxes the Requirements for the Notice of Ability to Return to Work Form (LIBC-757)
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2010
Pennsylvania -- Workers' Compensation, Key Points:Notice of Ability to Return to Work form (LIBC-757) need not identify a specific date that the form was issued, as long as it was sent prior to the requested date of modification or suspension..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
Year Joined Organization