J. Scott Shannon
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Address: 1007 N. Orange Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
University: University of Delaware, B.A., Major: History, 1986, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., 1994
Admitted: 1995, Delaware; 1995, District Court District of Delaware; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Biography: Scott devotes the significant portion of his practice to matters which include public entity land use/zoning law, architects/engineers liability, construction defect liability as well as construction site casualty and personal injury defense. Scott also defends county and municipal governments and attorneys in legal malpractice matters.In 1986, Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Delaware. Immediately thereafter, he entered the United States Marine Corps as a commissioned officer serving variously as an infantry platoon commander and assistant logistics officer in the First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, and with the Second Marine Division Schools at Camp LeJeune during the First Gulf War. Upon completion of his military service and honorable discharge in 1991, Scott attended Widener University School of Law, Wilmington campus, serving as a member of the Delaware Journal for Corporate Law. After law school graduation, Scott was hired by the State of Delaware Department of Justice as a deputy attorney general assigned to the Civil Division. In that capacity, while working in the Major Litigation Group, Scott represented the State of Delaware Department of Correction on constitutional challenges brought by inmates and others, as well as the Department of Labor in enforcing prevailing wage claims. His duties also included representing state agencies in Title VII labor and employment discrimination claims as well as bid challenges brought by prospective state contractors.Having trained and worked as a professional auctioneer while in college, Scott donates his time to educational, charitable, and religious non-profit organizations several times annually to assist in their fund-raising auctions. Classes/Seminars Taught•Toxic Mold Litigation in Delaware•Public Works Contracting in Delaware•Mechanics Lien Laws in Delaware•Defending the Automobile Liability Claim•Document Management for the Litigation Paralegal Published Works• How Ignorant Is Blamelessly Ignorant?: Delaware Law Still Frowns on People Who Do Not Read What They Sign, Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009 PublicationsHow Ignorant Is Blamelessly Ignorant?: Delaware Law Still Frowns on People Who Do Not Read What They Sign Defense Digest Article December 1, 2009Delaware - Discovery Rule, Key Points:Signers of documents with legal or contractual implications cannot avoid obligations under the contract, nor maintain legal malpractice claim against attorney who drafted legal document..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009 Year Joined Organization2004