Shannon M. Kos

Shannon M. Kos


Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook A Professional Corporation

Recognized since 2018

Detroit, Michigan

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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Shannon specializes in defending property owners, contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers in a variety of contexts including asbestos and other toxic torts, mold, and fire and explosion litigation and has tried cases in Michigan and other jurisdictions throughout the United States. She is National Coordinating Counsel for a defendant in asbestos litigation. She provides personal representation and defense to expert witnesses throughout the country in challenges to expert fees, scope of work and retainer agreement disputes, discovery issues, and Daubert attacks. In addition, Shannon is certified as a Fire and Explosion Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators, a certification held by only a handful of attorneys in the United States.

Shannon has published articles concerning fire and explosion litigation, the defense of personal injury claims in the construction context, and testing in product liability suits. She has also lectured on various topics including asbestos litigation and issues important to expert witnesses such as Daubert challenges.

Contact & Links

Location

  • One Woodward Avenue, Suite 2400
    Detroit, MI 48226-5485

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law , J.D. magm cum laude, graduated 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute - Member, including Product Liability and Fire Science Sections
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • National Fire Protection Association - Member
  • William Mitchell Law Review - Past Staff Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook A Professional Corporation
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Detroit (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers of America®, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2018)
  • Women in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated (5.0 out of 5.0)

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