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.
Areas of Practice
"Notice This: the Commonwealth Court Relaxes the Requirements for the Notice of Ability to Return to Work Form (LIBC-757)," Defense Digest, 2010-06, Vol. 16, No. 2
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
Case Law Updates, Liberty Mututal, July 15, 2005
Judge's Unplugged, moderator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation Seminar, May 20, 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
Michael O'Connor & Associates
Cook & Niven
Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1996 J.D.
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1992 B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice
- Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1996)
- University of Delaware (B.A., cum laude, 1992)
- Pennsylvania, 1996
Associations & Memberships
- Dauphin County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Selected by her peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-Present