Shannon joined Parlee McLaws as an associate in 2003 following the completion of her articles with the firm. She has focused her practice in the area of civil litigation, with a primary emphasis on oil and gas litigation and insurance defence matters. Shannon has extensive experience litigating oil and gas disputes involving all aspects of the industry including royalties, construction, employment and production issues. In her insurance practice, she has represented numerous clients with issues including occupiers’ liability, commercial host liability, property damage, municipal claims, personal injury matters and coverage issues. She has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta as well as represented clients in proceedings before the Alberta Energy Regulator. In addition, Shannon has resolved many issues for her clients through judicial dispute resolutions and mediations.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Calgary Bar Association


Shannon is a former Director for the Ups and Downs – Calgary Down syndrome Association, a registered, not-for-profit, organization supporting individuals with Down syndrome, their friends and families. She is also on the board of directors with PREP, a resource facility for individuals with Down syndrome.

Shannon also volunteers with the Mustard Seed and the Drop-In Centre and participates in various charity road races.