Shannon received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics from Kansas State University in 1993. She attended Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska and received her law degree (J.D.) from Creighton in 2000. While in law school, she clerked for Nebraska Legal Services for approximately two years where she gained extensive and valuable legal experience while working toward her law degree.
After graduation Shannon worked as Assistant General Counsel for Rosen Auto Leasing before she relocated to Columbia, Missouri. In Columbia, she took a position with Mid-Missouri Legal Services that services clients in Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, and Osage Counties. As a staff attorney she represented clients in adoptions, child custody, paternity, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence cases and modifications. She also advised clients on bankruptcy, consumer, education, employment, health, housing and public benefit issues.
Before opening her own office in August 2009, Shannon worked for one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms and has extensive experience in helping individuals protect valuable assets while eliminating or reorganizing burdensome debt.
In late 2013, Shannon associated with Waits, Brownlee, Berger & DeWoskin as an attorney exclusively practicing family law. Shannon practices law differently. She is a relational attorney who keeps her clients informed and where their case is at each stage of the process.
Shannon is also a certified mediator in Kansas and Missouri. Shannon's mediation training and experience allows her to use the additional tools to help the cases she is involved proceed more quickly and amicably.
Shannon is licensed to practice in the State of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska