Shannon Duggan is a litigator and former federal law clerk who concentrates her practice on private equity litigation, class action defense, government and internal investigations, and other high-stakes commercial litigation matters. She advises clients through all stages of litigation, from pre-suit counseling to appeals.

Shannon also has a robust civil and criminal pro bono practice, including representing nonprofit organizations in cases involving significant child welfare issues before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.



Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for real estate investment firm in federal court dispute arising from breach of representations and warranties in real estate purchase agreement
  • Represented private equity client in complex multi-party litigation alleging breaches of representations and warranties and fraud in connection with sale of portfolio company and breach of contract by representations and warranties insurer
  • Obtained favorable settlement for founders of agribusiness related to federal and state court claims of securities fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract
  • Conducted internal investigation for public university regarding allegations of faculty and staff misconduct and sexual harassment related to an external public relations firm
  • Obtained favorable settlement for defendant in federal court putative class action after securing near-complete judgment on the pleadings on SMLA, RESPA, TILA, and unjust enrichment claims
  • Regularly advise private equity firms and their portfolio companies in post-closing disputes seeking indemnification or damages related to breach of contract and fraud
  • Serve as University-provided advisor in Title IX hearings at the University of Michigan


  • Judge Gerald Pappert, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk, 2018-2019




Court Admissions



  • State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, Tier 1 (2021-2023)
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2023

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Women's White Collar Defense Association
  • Federal Bar Association, E.D. Mich. Chapter
    • Newsletter Committee Member
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart Alumnae & Alumni Board member

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