Born and raised in Texas, Shannon Smittick has always wanted to practice law in the community she loves. Shannon is a business-minded attorney with a background in forensic accounting.
Shannon obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the prestigious Rice University. During her studies, she served as a Political Sciences research assistant, contributing to a study on election practices. After graduation, Shannon worked as a legal assistant for the Tom Alexander Law Firm, where she assisted with drafting legal pleadings, conducted research, and communicated with clients.
In 2006, Shannon joined the accounting agency Arnie & Company as a forensic accountant. In this role, Shannon supervised projects related to complex commercial litigation, including document requests and review, data analysis, and investigations, among other duties. Shannon also worked with clients, including attorneys and company executives, to prepare reports of investigations and assisted with depositions and trial testimonies.
In 2011, Shannon attended Santa Clara University School of Law where she wrote for the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, served as the co-benefit chair of the Women and Law Association, worked as the treasurer for the Black Law Students Association, and was a member of the school’s international arbitration moot court team. Shannon participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court.
During law school Shannon also worked at the Los Gatos, California law firm of Toothman and Rose, gaining valuable experience in a variety of litigation cases and actively participating in field investigations. Shannon was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2014 and was admitted to practice law in Texas in April of 2015. She is also licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. After law school, Shannon joined Feldman & Feldman and continues to serve as a valuable member of the legal team.