Biography

Shannon K. Bockelman

I focus my practice on civil litigation with a concentration on medical malpractice, nursing home and long term care defense, professional liability defense, and commercial and business litigation.  My representative cases include medical malpractice (emergency, obstetrical, gynecology and surgical care, misdiagnoses, wrongful death, and traumatic birth injury) and long term care facility defense (nursing negligence, nursing home abuse, employee misconduct, Ohio Nursing Home Patient Bill of Rights), general employment matters (wrongful termination, civil rights disputes, discrimination claims), close corporations, shareholder disputes, business contracts, collections, and legal malpractice defense.

I have successfully represented clients in pre-lawsuit matters and also in trial. I try to solve problems before they happen and achieve resolutions without litigation. It’s rewarding to me to help clients avoid crises.

I am always an advocate for my client. A former NCAA Division 1 college athlete, I am competitive and results-driven. I am responsive to my client’s needs and enjoy the often on-going relationships with them.

I have been named an “Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star” in the years 2014 through 2021. I am named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2019 through 2022, an honor bestowed upon less than 5% of attorneys in the U.S.

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  • University of Dayton School of Law J.D., 2007 (Chief Justice, Moot Court Team)
  • University of Louisville B.Sc., Sports Administration, Minor in Communications magna cum laude 2004
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2022
  • "Forty Under 40" Award - Dayton Business Journal, 2016
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute class of 2015-16
  • Dayton Art Institute Associate (Board Member, 2016-19)
  • Dayton Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division Social Committee, 2010-12)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Big Sister in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Program (2011-2013)
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Associate Board (2010-13)
  • Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley Young Leaders Council (2010-13)
  • Montgomery County START Program (2007-present)
  • Culture Works Associate Board (founding member, 2009-11)
  • ABLE / LAWO Joint Development Committee (2015-2017, 2021)