Shannon Riordan Armstrong
Shannon Armstrong is a trial lawyer concentrating on resolving complex business disputes. Shannon approaches litigation with a keen understanding of her client's business goals and applies her formidable legal, analytical, and interpersonal skills to successfully navigate legal disputes on behalf of her clients. She earns praise for her professionalism, responsiveness, and clear communication style in representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation.
Shannon represents some of the firm’s most sophisticated clients in litigation ranging from breach of contract actions to elder financial abuse. She has experience in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations, and in all stages of the litigation process, including trial.
Shannon has developed several unique niches within her practice. She has particular experience litigating cases involving the rights of minority shareholders in closely held corporations, and has specific skill in early resolution of these challenging cases. Additionally, she has developed expertise in the legal issues surrounding continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and has represented residents of these communities in cutting-edge litigation.
Prior to joining MHGM, Shannon practiced complex litigation at a Portland law firm where she represented corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory proceedings. Shannon effectively negotiated settlements on behalf of her clients, including difficult-to-achieve pre-indictment resolutions. She advocated for clients in cases involving a range of criminal allegations, including voting and election fraud, environmental offenses, mortgage fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
Shannon is a native Oregonian. She began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Melvin Brunetti at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Reno, Nevada, then returned to Portland where she clerked for the Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.