Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel, APLC
Shannon D. Sweeney is part of Sullivan Hill’s Commercial and Business Litigation, Real Estate, Construction, and Employment Law practice groups. She has substantial experience in complex corporate litigation, large commercial disputes, and consumer and securities fraud class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts.
Ms. Sweeney also has significant appellate experience in California state and federal courts, including successfully arguing at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as first and second-chair trial experience. She is a persuasive oral advocate, and has enjoyed a very successful motion practice, having won almost every dispositive motion that she has written. Ms. Sweeney was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 27th and 28th edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation. She also has been selected for the “Women of Influence” award by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. Ms. Sweeney was also recognized in the special section titled, “Women of Influence in Law 2021,” of the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for her accomplishments in the San Diego legal community.
Ms. Sweeney obtained her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1999, where she was an active member of the Moot Court Board and the USF Law Review (with published case note: Sharon P. v. Arman). She was the winner of the McFetridge Award for best trial advocate, and finalist for the Advocate of the Year Competition. She was also a member of the National Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy Competitions Teams.
Ms. Sweeney was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999, the State Bar of Texas in 2007, and the State Bar of New York in 2008. Additionally, she is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.