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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    18 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    13 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    18 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    18 years
  5. Child Support: 10%
    18 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Ellen Anna Wright

    Shannon is a great lawyer. Smart and reasonable. Pleasure to work with.


    Ellen Wright Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Barnes and Leighton

70 Washington Street.
Suite 402
Salem, MA, 01970-3520



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBarnes and Leighton2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNorthshore Community College2013 - 2013
OwnerLaw Office of Shannon Murphy Barnes2005 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of Celeste R. Niarchos2001 - 2005
Staff AttorneyMerrimack Valley Legal Services1997 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Access to Justice CommissionCommissioner2015 - Present
Northeast Legal AidDirector2014 - Present
Northeast Justice CenterBoard of Managers2014 - Present
Merrimack Valley Legal ServicesClerk - Board of Directors2012 - 2014
Neighborhood Legal ServicesBoard of Directors2010 - 2014
North Shore Community MediationBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
Salem Bar AssociationDirector2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Johnson and Wales UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Collaborative Divorce DifferenceCollaborative Divorce2010