I believe that every American who has been injured by another person or a corporation has an undeniable right under the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution to have their case heard in our courts of justice. As expressed by President James Madison, "trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature."
SHANNON PENNOCK has dedicated her law practice to helping those injured seek justice and accountability. To this end, Shannon advocates for her clients in both state and federal venues. Shannon currently represents personal injury clients in state and federal court, and is also actively involved in national pharmaceutical and environmental litigations. In addition to her work advocating for injured tort victims, Shannon is proud to have successfully advocated and attained asylum on behalf of her clients that have sought political asylum here in the United States.
Prior to starting her own practice, Shannon was with the prestigious firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison, where she was an associate in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice. Shannon left Paul Weiss to start a firm that would be dedicated to helping injured people find justice and accountability.
Shannon Pennock graduated from Brooklyn Law School with honors, and while at Brooklyn, Shannon was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review, and wrote her Law Review Note on the topic of mass tort complex litigation and the potential judicial tools presented by the All Writs Act. Shannon also pursued her passion for advocacy as a member of the Brooklyn Moot Court Honor Society. Shannon was honored for her academic achievements at Brooklyn Law School being selected as a Barry L. Zaretsky Fellow, a Carswell Merit Scholar, and Recipient of the Stuart and Anita Subotnick Foundation Endowed Scholarship, in addition to making Dean's List.
During law school Shannon had the great privilege of interning for two Federal District Judges in the Eastern District of New York, the Honorable Nina Gershon and the Honorable Brian Cogan.
Shannon originally hails from Austin, Texas, and attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate studies where she was part of the University's Liberal Arts Honors Program. Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with honors and wrote an honors thesis, which explored the intersecting boundaries of law and science that are at the forefront of discussions regarding the bioethics of genetic testing and procreation. Shannon was a proud member of the Texas Mock Trial Team.
Shannon is actively involved in the legal community and is a a Supporting Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute and an active member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar, and the New Jersey Bar Association. Shannon regularly writes and speaks on topics related to mass tort complex litigation. As a presenter, Shannon has been an invited to speak on a range of subjects pertinent to mass tort complex litigation for several consecutive years at the Louisiana State Bar Association's Class Action and Complex Litigation Symposium.
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