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I am an experienced lawyer trained in the U.S. with more than five years of practice on the east coast. I join HHBG after gaining articling experience with another Vancouver employment boutique. I have been called to the bars of Illinois, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and joined the British Columbia bar this past June.
From 2016, I have focused exclusively on employment matters, primarily prosecuting discrimination claims on behalf of employees ranging from construction and security workers to managers and executives. I have handled numerous mediations with state and federal human rights tribunals. I have also prepared and argued various applications at court and appeared before both state and federal judges.
Prior to practicing law, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, with a major in English Language and a minor in French Literature. I went on to graduate with honours from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where I concentrated on administrative law. While in law school I volunteered with access to justice programs such as building A2J Author software and taking shifts at the Cook County Courthouse Pro Se Help Desk, assisting self-represented litigants. After graduating I continued my commitment to access to justice through similar organizations providing assistance to domestic abuse survivors and low-income residents. I supported professional women’s mentoring through the D.C. Women’s Bar Association by serving as Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee from 2014 to 2018, and recently joined the Canadian Bar Association’s Women’s Law Forum as a mentor to continue that work.
Outside work hours, you will find me hiking, biking or visiting local farm country in Abbotsford, where I grew up. I am an avid runner and triathlete, having competed in Ironman Maryland in 2014 and Ironman Canada in 2015. I trained with the D.C.-based Dojo of Pain Running Team and competed in various northeastern road races, including the Boston Marathon in April 2018. I look forward to enjoying Vancouver’s vibrant outdoor sports scene to the fullest.
* Shannon is currently on maternity leave.
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