Contact Information

Direct: (504) 380-0288

Contact Shannon Sale

Overview

Shannon Sale is a trial litigator with a broad and diverse practice, covering the areas of insurance coverage, insurance defense, construction, general labor and employment, maritime transactions and environmental and toxic exposure/asbestos. Notably, through her insurance defense and coverage practice, Shannon has directly represented insurers defending coverage claims made against various types of insuring agreements, including CGL policies, standard auto policies, and environmental and pollution policies. Shannon has successfully defended clients in employment discrimination and retaliation matters and has counseled clients in employment policies and procedures and general federal and state legal compliance, as well as general policies and procedures in the workplace. In addition, Shannon has defended premises owners of industrial facilities, including chemical and power plants, against claims involving asbestos, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. A true problem-solver, Shannon enjoys analyzing the unique facts of every case with a focus on obtaining the best result for her clients.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Louisiana Employment Law 2022,” National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, April 25, 2022
  • “Vaccines in the Workplace in the time of COVID,” New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators’ Program, December 16, 2020
  • “Managing the Multi-Generational Work Force,” 2020 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 9, 2020
  • “Working with a Multi-Generational Task Force,” ABA/EEO Committee for Liaison with EEOC, OFCCP and DOJ, July 15, 2020
  • “Conducting Airtight Workplace Investigations,” Human Resource Law: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute, November 7, 2019
  • “Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce,” Society of Louisiana CPAs 2019 Controllers Workshop, March 22, 2019
  • “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, February 13, 2019
  • “Bridging the Gap at Work: Improving Intergenerational Communication,” LCPA Human Resources Workshop, November 9, 2018

Recognitions and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants), 2021
  • Top Lawyers in Louisiana® ,2013

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association – Board of Directors (2018-2020)

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of New Orleans, B.S. Biology, 2001
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Psychology, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas