Shannon M. Benbow



Shannon practices in the areas of employment law, professional liability, medical malpractice, products liability, and tort defense. She is involved in all aspects of employment-related litigation, including defense of employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Shannon has obtained defense verdicts and summary judgment on behalf of employers in several employment cases. She routinely represents employers before administrative agencies, including the EEOC and DFEH, and in State and Federal Courts. She also provides preventative counseling to employers.

Shannon also practices in the areas of commercial litigation and consumer finance and has successfully defended businesses against claims brought under Federal and State consumer finance and debt collections laws. Her professional liability practice not only involves defense of clients in civil litigation, but also representation of clients through administrative disciplinary investigations and actions. Shannon has extensive experience in tort defense, including products liability and catastrophic injury.

In addition, Shannon assists our national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property (Homeowner’s and Commercial), commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. She has successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance cases, including the interpretation of policy provisions and exclusions, quantum disputes, catastrophes, bad faith, and extra-contractual claims.

Awards & Accomplishments

Southern California Rising Star, 2012, 2013

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Employment
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • London Insurance Market
  • Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(206) 204-6807  Phone
(206) 299-0400  Fax
University Attended:
Seattle Pacific University, B.A., 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
California; Washington

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