Shannon Beebe is an experienced attorney. Shannon joined our practice after more than five years of practicing law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Very quickly she attended her first B.C. Supreme Court trial (a win).
Shannon is currently articling with us and we anticipate that she will be called to the BC Bar in 2019.
From 2016 she has focused exclusively on employment matters, prosecuting discrimination claims on behalf of employees ranging from construction and security workers to managers and executives. She has handled numerous mediations with state and federal human rights tribunals. She has also briefed and advocated several applications at court, including dispositive motions for summary judgment. She has appeared before state and federal judges, mainly in the Northern District of Virginia’s “rocket docket.”
Prior to practicing law, Shannon graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of British Columbia, with a major in English Language and a minor in French Literature. She went on to graduate with honours from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she concentrated on administrative law and earned a certificate in Environmental and Energy Law. She maintained a merit scholarship throughout the program and earned Dean’s List standing in five of six semesters. She received awards for highest marks in Environmental Law Clinic and Electronic Discovery. While in law school Shannon volunteered with access to justice programs such as building A2J Author software and taking shifts at the Cook County Courthouse Pro Bono Desk. After graduating she continued her commitment to access to justice through similar organizations. She assisted domestic abuse survivors with obtaining stay-away orders through the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Program and helped local residents with tax forms through the Earned Income Credit Tax Campaign. Shannon also supported professional women’s mentoring through the D.C. Women’s Bar Association by serving as Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee from 2014 to 2018.
Outside work hours, you will find Shannon running or cycling the local trails and Sea Wall. She is an avid runner and triathlete, having competed in Ironman Maryland in 2014 and Ironman Canada in 2015. She trained with the D.C.-based Dojo of Pain and competed in various northeastern road races, including the Boston Marathon in April 2018. She plans to enjoy Vancouver’s vibrant outdoor sports scene to the fullest.