Shannon K. Cunningham

Richland Plaza 1
525 West Main Street
Suite 200
Belleville, IL 62220-1547

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Shannon is an associate practicing in the firm’s Belleville, Ill., office. She practices in the areas of environmental insurance/toxic torts and is passionate about providing real solutions to complex legal issues through innovative legal writing, research, and oral advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys being active, whether it be horseback riding, skiing, swimming, hiking, golfing, or playing tennis.

Prior Legal Experience
Intern, Madison/ St. Clair Record
Intern, St. Clair County States Attorney’s Office
Clerk, U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for Hon. Stephen P. McGlynn
Intern, SIU Law Domestic Violence Clinic
Associate Attorney, Jeppson Law Office

Academic Honors and Activities
Alpha Phi Sorority Member (assisted in organizing events such as the Red Dress Gala, an auction benefitting women’s heart health)
Newsroom Team Member (assisted in drafting newsroom scripts and performing behind-the-scenes work, including creating commercial breaks and anchoring)
Phi Alpha Delta Member
Phi Delta Pi Member
Women’s Law Forum Member
Military Law Society Member
Law and Medicine Society Member
International Law Society Member
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Member
Globalization Club Member (studied International Law at the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands)

Community Activities
Feed My Sheep Ministry

More About Shannon


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (B.A., English and News Broadcasting, 2016)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association