Michael N. Shannon has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and other litigation and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, class action defense, products liability defense, e-discovery issues, toxic tort litigation, eminent domain and issues affecting the outdoor advertising industry.
Mr. Shannon has represented a variety of clients in his private practice including shareholders in closely held businesses, multi-national automobile and heavy truck manufacturers, outdoor advertising companies, personal water craft and recreational product manufacturers, insurance companies, high-wealth individuals, national banking institutions, title insurance companies, and multi-national aluminum and oil companies. He has handled matters in many areas, including products liability, personal injury, class actions, consumer fraud, toxic torts, fiduciary actions, ERISA, employment discrimination, antitrust, shareholder disputes, franchisor-franchisee, contractual disputes, annexation, condemnation, and will contests.
James Dockery v. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, et al. — Successfully represented the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission in an illegal exaction suit where the plaintiff sought a diversion of more than $32 million in gas lease revenues away from the Game & Fish Commission to the State of Arkansas General Fund. The case was dismissed by the Pulaski County Circuit Court for failure to state a claim and the dismissal was affirmed in a unanimous decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court.