Shannon is a native South Dakotan who attended college at South Dakota State University and law school at the University of South Dakota. She graduated at the top of her class and was awarded the prestigious gavel award by vote of the law school faculty. She was also a member of the Sterling Honor Society. After graduating first in her law school class, Shannon had the distinct honor of clerking for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. She clerked for Chief Judge Lawrence Piersol for two years prior to joining the Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, law firm. She became a partner in the firm in 2009. Shannon practices in all areas of civil litigation including civil rights, constitutional law, employment law - employee, insurance law, personal injury - plaintiff, professional malpractice law and sexual harassment.
Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband Justin and her four daughters Liberty, Darian, Kendall and Hunter.
University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.
The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.
Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.