Tampa Divorce Lawyer
Divorce Lawyer Tampa
Divorce Lawyer, Shannon LaFrance has over 20 years of civil, administrative and criminal practice experience in local, state and federal courts and tribunals.
Shannon has experience in the areas of family law and dependency, real estate, land use, environmental, association, insurance, labor, municipal, appellate, personal injury and criminal law.
Shannon began her career in 1994 with a large firm in New York where she rotated through practice areas with very seasoned and respected attorneys to develop and hone her practice skills.
Over the course of her career, she has represented a wide variety of clients including multi-national corporations, municipalities, not-for-profit corporations, start-ups and husbands, wives and children. Shannon brings her multi-faceted experience to her family law practice to help better serve her clients.
Shannon received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) cum laude from Albany Law School in 1993 where she served on the Executive Board of the Albany Law Review in her third year of law school. She also earned a B.A. in Government from Franklin & Marshall College where she is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame and an All-American.
She is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and New Hampshire and is a member of the bar associations in each of those states. Ms. LaFrance believes in volunteering in her community and devotes her spare time to assisting kids and young adults with legal issues.
Shannon has worked as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit courts in Hillsborough County in Tampa since 2012. She has also collaborated with the students and professors at Cornell Law School and Pace University School of Law on public policy issues important to the students in order to give the young adults a voice, and promote positive legislative changes and foster inter-municipal cooperation.
Shannon served as county legislator for three two-year terms where, among many other things, she helped ensure the well-being of children and their families by working with the county sheriff to establish an amber alert system in the county, budget annually for programs for special needs kids and ensure that parents had adequate legal representation in family court each year she served as an elected official.
In February 2019, Shannon became a Hearing Officer for the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. She and her fellow Hearing Officers work with the EPC on an as needed basis to conduct hearings related to appeals and decisions that can have a substantial impact on current and future initiatives such as permits, citations and rulemaking challenges.
Shannon’s commitment to all her clients is to provide diligent, honest and effective representation.
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