Shannon Wright is an attorney in the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice of Jackson Walker’s Houston office. As a strategic advocate for her clients, Shannon is passionate about finding creative solutions to solve complex matters without losing focus on the bottom line.
During her time as an associate at the firm, Shannon has handled various stages of commercial litigation, including class actions, business torts, defending governmental units from suit, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, landlord-tenant disputes, departing-employee disputes, breach of contract, negligence, and ad valorem tax disputes.
During her time as a summer associate at the firm in 2021, Shannon handled research and analysis for various stages of commercial litigation. She also served as a judicial intern for federal judges Alfred H. Bennett (Southern District of Texas) and Gregg J. Costa (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals) in 2020.
While attending the University of Houston Law Center, she was a research assistant to Professor Douglas K. Moll, helping research recent shareholder oppression cases in U.S. courts. Outside of classes, Shannon served as vice president of OUTLaw, UHLC’s student affinity group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies, and was a member of Houston Law Review.
Prior to law school, Shannon was the former lead researcher and policy writer for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Her primary responsibility involved drafting the Association’s proposals for changes to the NCAA’s bylaws, championships policies, and playing rules to achieve the goals of NCAA Division I, II, and III member coaches in cross country and track & field.
B.A., cum laude, Rice University
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
- Houston Law Review, Managing Editor, Board 59
- Blask Fellow, Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas
- Blakely-Butler Moot Court, First Place and Best Speaker
- OUTLaw, Vice President