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ShannonHowley

Associate

"I use both my legal skills and background in social work to implement unique strategies to resolve complex issues and obtain positive results for clients."

Overview

Biography

Shannon primarily concentrates her practice on defending companies and individuals in all stages of state and federal civil litigation in matters involving mass and toxic torts, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability. She also has experience preparing cases for trial and appeals; conducting legal research and case assessments; drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; and engaging in mediation, hearings, and trials.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgments and dismissals on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in labor and employment, premises liability, and contract actions.
  • Successfully represented clients in simple and complex personal injury actions in state and federal court.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements in claims for employment discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
  • Secured favorable outcomes in matrimonial and family court matters involving the distribution of marital property, maintenance, custody, and child support.

Prior Experience

  • Brown Hutchinson LLP, Associate
  • Thomson Reuters, Attorney Editor
  • The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Pro Bono Scholar
  • Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, Law Clerk
  • Erie County Family Court to Judge Lisa Bloch Rodwin, Legal Intern
  • University at Buffalo School of Law Women, Children & Social Justice Clinic, Student Attorney

Selected Honors

  • University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Gold Group Award, 2015
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, CALI Award of Excellence for the Future: Women, Children & Social Justice Clinic, 2014
  • University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Provost Scholarship, 2013
Knowledge

Selected Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Signed Into Law

Alerts

Forum Selection Clauses in IP Licensing: New Impact on IP

Alerts

NYS Court of Appeals Issues Decision on Out-of-State Risk Retention Groups

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