Shannon was born in Thomasville, Georgia and moved to the Midwest shortly after. After living mostly in Indiana and Illinois, he enlisted in the United States Army from Chicago, Illinois in 2005. Shannon was stationed in Ft. Riley, Kansas for his entire active-duty service, and was deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq from February 2007- May 2008. Upon his return from Iraq, and completion of his active duty commitment in 2009, Shannon moved to Kansas City, MO in August of 2009 to attend college on the G.I. Bill.
Shannon enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2010, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in 2013, shortly after graduation, Shannon was accepted to and enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in the Fall of 2013. While at UMKC Law, Shannon participated in the Midwest Innocence Project Clinic over 2 separate school years, working on a case to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. After his experience working with Midwest Innocence Project, Shannon decided to intern at the Missouri State Public Defender.
I use my experience in the courtroom to seek favorable results for my clients.