J. Shannon Gatlin

Associate Attorney

Gatlin, Shannon B&W_0911Shannon is a Board Certified attorney in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Shannon has also become the go-to attorney at the firm for appellate work, and he has extensive experience briefing cases before state and federal appellate court and the United States Supreme Court. Shannon began his legal career as a Briefing Attorney to Justice William J. Boyce of the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals and has since developed into a top-notch appellate attorney.

In addition to his busy appellate practice, Shannon represents clients in both government agency actions and litigation in state and federal courts across the country. His advocacy has led to significant victories for the firm’s clients.

Shannon is also a big part of the firm’s mission of “Preventing Lawsuits Before They Hit.” His extensive knowledge of the changing tides of labor and employment laws, gained through real-world experience with the legal issues at the appellate level, has contributed greatly to the firm’s ability to formulate strategies to keep its clients ahead of the curve. Clients seeking the most up-to-date knowledge about the various employment laws across the country can simply give Shannon a call.

Shannon is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and has lived in North Carolina and San Francisco where he worked in the television news business as an anchor, producer, and director prior to his legal career. Shannon received a B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Wake Forest University. He now lives in Houston with his wife and two children, with whom he enjoys traveling throughout the U.S. and Caribbean in his spare time.

Shannon is one of several veteran attorneys at the firm with experience speaking to employer groups and trade associations nationwide at events and conventions, providing them with practical tips related to employment law issues within their respective industries. If you are interested in having Shannon speak at your event, please feel free to contact him by phone or e-mail. Shannon can be reached anytime by phone at 281-833-2200 or by email at sgatlin@alaniz-schraeder.com.

You can see a representative sample of some of Shannon’s presentations here: