Shannon K. McDonald
About Shannon K. McDonaldShannon K. McDonald is an experienced appeals and defense attorney with understanding and knowledge of diverse areas of the law and dealing with diverse groups of clients. She has worked for businesses, trial courts, for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and as a defense lawyer in an appeals clinic.
While working with the ACLU Shannon worked on civil liberties cases such as the right to associate with family and freedom of speech in schools. She has also assisted on contract disputes, business disputes, and business formation. Among other criminal appellate cases Shannon has worked on federal Habeas Corpus cases, a large number state post conviction cases, and many modification of sentence issues. She has dealt with issues where criminal justice system must interact with immigration law, Indian law, and where federal and state law collide.
Shannon's passion for helping people get fair judgments is what led her to focus in appeals. You can count on Shannon to identify the issues you need reviewed and to build the arguments that will most help you. You might find a criminal defense or a civil defense lawyer who is equal to Shannon, but for appeals, you won't find anyone more dedicated to helping you overturn the trial court's bad decision.
Shannon also works with many businesses to prevent having legal problems in the first place. Contact her to have a contract written, reviewed, or evaluated for your peace of mind. Shannon spent three years working in a medium size business dealing with rentals and property management and many, many contracts. She currently works with clients who have manufacturing, technology start-ups, and consulting businesses.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Business Law
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Law
- Energy, Oil and Gas
- Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
- Constitutional Law
- General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Law Offices of Shannon K. McDonald|
|University of Wyoming Defender Aid|
|Clerk, Judge Robert Castor|
|American Civil Liberties Union- Wyoming Chapter|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
First forfeiture argument, never had a better time arguing fourth amendment issues. Why didn't I make this my niche instead of appeals?!— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) June 23, 2014
RT @NormDeGuerreEsq: Prosecutor becomes lawyer paid in meth, lives to tell. Great read. @lawyerist http://lawyerist.com/74320/life-meth/— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) June 17, 2014
Philadelphia cop in the courthouse hallway: "yeah, if they back talk me I'm not afraid to break their shins." Another hero in blue?— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) June 10, 2014
"In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people; they have no lawyers." Burroughs, A Princess of Mars— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) June 3, 2014
RT @TheNPRiest: Crank calls to sketchy prisons: "Is your refrigerator running? Also, do you have adequate supplies of antibiotics?" #IraGlassMorningDJ— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) May 28, 2014
RT @MarkWBennett: You will not outwork me. You will not outsmart me. You will not outcare me. What else you got?— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) May 28, 2014
Bc it took rescuing a 120lb guard dog to make my colleagues and boyfriend say it's safe for me to walk home from work alone #YesAllWomen— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) May 28, 2014
Just got a spam email which advertised "limited time: 25% off gavels!" If I were a judge, I'd be all over that sale— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) May 6, 2014
RT @lisasolomon: "The internet is an abyss of horseshit contracts" is the boring cyberpunk dystopic future nobody bothered to imagine. @KonciseD— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) April 17, 2014
Just got paid with 22 $100 gift cards. Client told me: "they're just like cash!" ...great.— Shannon K. McDonald (@mcdonalddefense) March 17, 2014