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Shannon Holliday

Shannon
Holliday

Phone: 334-420-2943
Fax: 334-834-3172
holliday@copelandfranco.com

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Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School (1994)
  • B.A., cum laude, Princeton University (1989)

Practice Areas

Associations & Community Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar
  • American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter

Experience, Honors & Awards

  • Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellowship (1996-1998)
  • Law Clerk to Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1994-1995)
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Phyllis Kravitch, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1995-1996)
  • Yale Law Journal (1994-1995)

Reported Cases

  • Gulf State Park Authority v. Gulf Beach Hotel, Inc., 2009 WL 794572 (Ala. March 27, 2009) (represented Intervenor Alabama Education Association)
  • Puckett v. McPhillips Shinbaum, 2008 WL 906569 (M.D. Ala., March 31, 2008)
  • Wood v. Booth, 990 So.2d 314, 2008 WL 483710 (Ala. 2008)
  • Ex parte Montgomery County Dept. of Human Resources, 982 So.2d 527, 2007 WL 2812432 (Ala.Civ.App. 2007)
  • Ex parte Montgomery County Dept. of Human Resources, 982 So.2d 545, 2007 WL 2812437 (Ala.Civ.App. 2007)
  • Express Enterprise, Inc. v. Waites, 979 So.2d 754, 2007 WL 1953899 (Ala.2007)
  • Gustafson v. Johns, 213 Fed. Appx. 872, 2007 WL 63999 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • HealthSouth Corp. v. Jefferson County Tax Assessor, 978 So.2d 737, 2006 WL 3041489 (Ala.Civ.App. 2006)
  • Town of Pike Road v. City of Montgomery, --- So.2d ----, 2006 WL 2522711 (Ala., 2006)
  • Gustafson v. Johns, 434 F.Supp.2d 1246, 2006 WL 1409083, 65 Fed.R.Serv.3d 575, (S.D.Ala. 2006)
  • Singleton v. Alabama Democratic Party, Slip Copy, 2006 WL 952335 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Eslava v. Gulf Telephone Co., Inc., 418 F.Supp.2d 1314, 2006 WL 515601, 37 Employee Benefits Cas. 1048 (S.D.Ala. 2006)
  • Austin v. Alabama Check Cashiers Ass'n, 936 So.2nd 1014, 2005 WL 3082884 (Ala. 2005)
  • Regions Bank v. Blount Parrish & Co., 2004 WL 3832307 (M.D.Ala. 2004)
  • Dow v. Alabama Democratic Party, 897 So.2d 1035, 2004 WL 2029937 (Ala. 2004)
  • Swanson v. Pitt, 330 F.Supp.2d 1269, 2004 WL 1798310 (M.D.Ala. 2004)
  • Henson v. HealthSouth Medical Center, Inc., 891 So.2d 863, 2004 WL 918175 (Ala. 2004)
  • Kershaw v. Kershaw, 848 So.2d 942, 2002 WL 31474192 (Ala. 2002)
  • Lewis v. Oakley, 847 So.2d 307, 2002 WL 31221432 (Ala. 2002)
  • Bess v. Check Express, 294 F.3d 1298, 2002 WL 1337304, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 10,270, 15 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 689 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • State v. Parker, 840 So.2d 131, 2002 WL 1302529 (Ala. 2002)
  • Rice v. English, 835 So.2d 157, 2002 WL 1052048 (Ala. 2002)
  • Ex parte CUNA Mut. Ins. Soc., 822 So.2d 379, 2001 WL 1450652 (Ala. 2001)
  • Ex parte McLeod, 841 So.2d 260, 2001 WL 700576, 144 Lab.Cas P 59,419, 175 Ed. Law Rep. 827 (Ala. 2001)
  • Doe v. Pryor, 61 F.Supp.2d 1235, 1999 WL 688135 (M.D.Ala. 1999)
  • Doe v. Pryor, 61 F.Supp.2d 1224, 1999 WL 635707 (M.D.Ala. 1999)
  • Moore v. City of Montgomery, 720 So.2d 1030, 1998 WL 130226 (Ala.Crim.App. 1998)
  • Smallwood v. State Dept. of Human Resources, 716 So.2d 684, 1998 WL 67635 (Ala.Civ.App. 1998)

Attorney Profile

While Shannon’s litigation experience is diverse, her practice has been focused for several years on two major areas.   Her first passion is representing small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits – entities that often do not have in-house counsel – in a very close advisory capacity.  She values being able to give advice that both takes into account her understanding of a business’s immediate needs and also, ideally, saves the client time and money down the road.  Adding value to her clients’ businesses is her priority.  Her work runs the gamut from providing representation in connection with EEOC investigations and employment litigation, writing and editing employee handbooks, providing forms for use in connection with compliance with federal employment laws, working with the client to structure separation agreements, providing advice on e-commerce, to handling defamation actions.

 

Shannon also works extensively in the field of civil rights defense, including representing municipalities and other governmental entities and government employees in both class and individual-plaintiff actions.  This work is largely before the federal court.  As with her work with business clients, Shannon’s goal in representing government entities and employees is both to defend her clients in court and to serve in an advisory capacity to help them avoid the adverse impact of costly litigation when possible.

 

 

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