Shannon E. Lanier

910.794.4826 910.794.4877
Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

Shannon is responsible for the communications of the firm, managing the day-to-day media posts and interactions in alignment with strategic firm marketing goals and legal marketing best practices. She executes content strategy, including initiatives to keep clients informed of the latest legal news and developments. Shannon oversees the firm's creative collateral, including advertising, photography, and videography. She also assists in the business development efforts of the firm.


  • B.A., English, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Honors and Distinctions

Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter Member of the Year, 2015

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Craven Literacy Council (former board member)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Wilmington Alumnus, Class of 2017)
  • Legal Marketing Association (Southeastern Region board member, Southeastern Region conference planning committee, former Raleigh/Triad City Group chair)
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Section: Law Practice Management
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

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