Shannon Proctor focuses her practice in pharmaceutical products liability. With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over a decade, she is no stranger to the pharmaceutical industry and drug process. Her transition from the pharmacy industry to law was driven by wanting to continually be challenged in new ways through the evolution and changing dynamics of science and law.

Specifically, her practice includes personal injury litigation involving pharmaceutical products in both federal and state courts across the country. Experienced in all phases of litigation, Shannon has authored a wide variety of pleadings, briefs, and motions, including dispositive motions. Her experience also includes witness preparation and drafting expert witness direct and cross-examination outlines.

Prior to joining the firm, Shannon worked in a global FDA practice where she advised clients on various FDA regulatory matters. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters.

On a volunteer basis, Shannon is the Vice Chair of the Jacksonville University Black Alumni Network where she facilitates meaningful engagement opportunities for Black Alumni by empowering, connecting, and celebrating the university’s Black community and its history on Jacksonville’s campus. She also serves on the Emory DC Network Board where she supports Emory Cares initiatives and service opportunities throughout the DC area. Those who know Shannon, quickly see that her Christian upbringing guides her daily life and makes her a pleasure to work with both in and out of the office.

While at Emory University School of Law, Shannon was an Associate Justice on the Emory University Constitutional Council. In law school, she served as a member of AmeriCorps, represented indigent clients in various civil matters, and received the Dean’s Public Service Award. An early and pivotal experience with Legal Aid led her to become a member of the firm’s Legal Aid Committee.


Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2015) Jacksonville University (B.S., 2008)


  • District of Columbia, Florida, and Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, and District of Nebraska
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation, 2024
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury Products Defense, 2023 and 2024


  • American Bar Association
    • Landslide magazine, Editor
  • Defense Research Institute


Insights & Events

Congratulations to the following Firm attorneys named to Best Lawyers for 2024. Best Lawyers in America William J. Cople III, Litigation-Construction Matthew J. Malinowski, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants Donald R. McMinn, Insurance Law; Litigation-Insurance…
The Firm congratulates fifteen attorneys named as 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for Washington, DC. The annual publication lists the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers through a…
Firm associate Shannon Proctor led a group of Emory University alumni in Arlington, VA for the annual Emory Cares International Service Day 2022 in November.  The group collaborated with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) for the 28th annual “Scouting for Food”…
Ms. Proctor spoke on Creative Approaches to Resolving Consumer Class Action Litigation. The panel discussed creative approaches to resolving class action cases, from conduct relief, individual carve-out settlements, and non-class approaches. This panel also addressed the implications…