Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M
“the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Shannon is the firm’s CEO. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congress in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University.
In her professional tenure, Shannon has represented the full spectrum of clients from international blue chip companies to single parents. While she prospered as a litigator, Shannon began to realize her natural talent was as a mentor by developing others in their practice and procedures. That lead her to focusing more on the operational aspect of the legal practice. Prior to join the firm, Shannon was the Vice President of Litigation Operations with a national law firm overseeing the litigation offices across the United States.
Shannon currently lives with her husband and their three Airedales. Her hobbies include historical reenacting focusing on the Elizabethan period, costuming, travel, and all things Disney.