Law Office of Shannon James PLLC

About Us

Shannon James

Shannon James leads an aggressive and tenacious team focused on defending those in the Uniformed
and Armed Services.  Shannon James grew up in a military family in Southern California and saw early on the sacrifice and dedication required of service members.  

While in law school, Ms. James interned for a military innocence project and was asked to brief several Congressional members on the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and its unintended impacts to service members.

Shannon understands how an allegation or one bad evaluation alone can destroy a career. This drives her passion for helping service members navigate the administrative law system.  

Ms. James graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and received her J.D. from the nationally ranked Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  

Shannon is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the District of Columbia (DC), and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in Arizona and the United States Supreme Court.  Shannon is also a member of the Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association.

Liz Donnelly

Director of Legal Administration

Ms. Donnelly is responsible for directing the Law Office of Shannon James’ paralegal and legal research services.  Ms. Donnelly most recently served as a commercial banking executive in Northern California.

In addition to this strategic level leadership, she was a member of a California Congressman’s Staff and a paralegal for a business litigation team.  Throughout her career, Ms. Donnelly was known as the consummate team builder. Ms. Donnelly’s vast leadership abilities are a perfect blend for the Law Office of Shannon James’ mission and vision.

Ms. Donnelly received her undergraduate degree from University of San Francisco and an MBA, from California State University, Sacramento. She is a member of the honor societies of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi.