Jennifer P. Shannon

Biography

Jennifer was born and raised in Stevensville, Montana, and has strong family ties to the Bitterroot Valley. While in law school, she worked at a Missoula law firm specializing in litigation and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in abuse and neglect proceedings. After graduating, she clerked for the Honorable Justice Jim Rice at the Montana Supreme Court, where she honed her ability to craft persuasive legal arguments and developed a deep understanding of Montana law.

A lover of learning, Jennifer is enthusiastic about taking on any legal issue, no matter the practice area. She is passionate about helping people and understands that no legal problem is small to the individual experiencing it personally.

Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys taking OULA classes, reading mysteries, and spending time in Montana’s great outdoors with her husband Brandon.

Credentials

Education

Alexander Blewett III School of Law, 2019

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2019
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2019

Honors and Awards

Alexander J. Blewett III School of Law:

Academic awards for excellent achievement in the study of legal research, federal courts, evidence, family law, law practice management, consumer law, property, and animal law.

John P. Acher Award to recognize outstanding achievement

Recipient of the Judge Robert H. and Betty I. Wilson Scholarship and the Judge James F. Battin Memorial Scholarship

Symposium Editor, Montana Law Review

Clinical Intern, Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic

State Bar of Montana:

Haswell Award

Publications

Jennifer Shannon, A Child’s Right to Counsel in Dependent Neglect Proceedings Under the Montana Constitution, 79 Mont. L. Rev. 2 (Summer 2018).

Bryce Burke, Jennifer Shannon, Molly Rickets & Tyler Morgan, Understanding Veteran’s Employment Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know, Mont. Law., Oct. 2017 at 17.