Shannon Conway

Shannon Conway attended Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law while working with Patton Boggs LLP as a secretary and, later, a law clerk. Upon earning her J.D. in 1999, Shannon began her steady rise to litigation partner in Patton Boggs’ Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas offices.

As an associate and partner in Patton Boggs’ litigation department, Shannon committed her practice primarily to insurance coverage litigation, securities litigation, commercial business disputes, white collar crimes, and internal and government investigations, while also devoting a substantial part of her time representing individuals and non-profits in a pro bono capacity.

In 2014, Shannon joined Talcott Franklin P.C., which grew to over 20 senior attorneys licensed in 12 states, and ultimately became the managing shareholder of the firm.

Shannon also is a professor at UNT Dallas College of Law, a new public law school founded in 2014 and located in the old Municipal Building in downtown Dallas. Shannon sought to join UNT Dallas College of Law because she so strongly believes in its mission to widen access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but lack realistic access to legal education.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys classical piano and cycling.

  • Catholic University Columbus School of Law, J.D.
  • Towson University, B.S.


  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • D.C.

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas LGBT Bar Association
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)
  • Contributing Author, Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook (West 2008, updated annually)
  • Contributing Author, Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Handbook (West 2009)