Shanon J. Carson is a shareholder of Berger & Montague, P.C., a national class action law firm. Mr. Carson regularly serves as lead or co-lead counsel in class actions in federal and state courts across the United States.
In 2008, Mr. Carson was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star, an honor conferred upon only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 or younger. In 2009, Mr. Carson was selected by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly as one of the top 30 lawyers in Pennsylvania under the age of 40, and as a “future leader of the state’s legal community.” Mr. Carson also received the “Lawyers on the Fast Track” award as selected by a panel of judges. In 2010, Portfolio Media selected the employment department that Mr. Carson chairs as one of the top eight plaintiffs’ employment law practices in the United States.
Mr. Carson is available for speaking engagements concerning the U.S. civil law system, class and collective actions, employment law, and other legal issues.
Licensed since 2000
I got to know Shanon when I was an attorney with local plaintiffs' counsel in a class action product liability matter in which Berger & Montague was lead counsel. I worked with Shanon in conducting discovery and depositions. Shanon impressed me as a highly skilled litigator who prepared thoroughly, and was tenacious, eloquent and persuasive on behalf of our clients. In our professional dealings I have always found him to be courteous, responsive and forthright. Prospective clients can be confident of being well-served by him.
James McGovern Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Shanon is simply one of the best lawyers in his field. I have had the opportunity to observe Shanon work on a number of occasions as co-counsel and am continually impressed by his laser-like focus and ability to persuasively marshal facts. Shanon has a confident personality that compliments his considerable intellectual abilities and it is clear he is committed to providing clients with efficient and competent service. As an attorney seeking to consult on issues outside of my expertise, I would have no hesitation in recommending him to handle a variety of matters. He unequivocally gets my highest recommendation.
Jeffrey Wong Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Named as a top plaintiffs’ employment practice in the U.S.||Portfolio Media / Employment Law 360||2010|
|Lawyers on the Fast Track Award||The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Board of Directors of The Dickinson School of Law Alumni Society of the Penn State Alumni Association||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Pennsylvania Chapter)||Treasurer||2008 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Pennsylvania Chapter)||An Introduction to Employment Discrimination Class Actions and FLSA Collective Actions||2008|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|PBI Employment Law Institute||What to Look for in a Plaintiff for a Wage & Hour Case||2012|
|ACI’s 15th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions||Views from the Plaintiffs’ Bar||2012|
|ACI's 14th National Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions Conference||View From the Plaintiffs' Bar||2012|
|Securing Wages, Protecting Hours: Representing Workers In Individual & Collective Actions Under The FLSA||Getting To The Finish Line: Crafting An Effective, Ethical, And Approvable Class & Collective Action Settlement Agreement||2011|
|PBI's Wage & Hour Symposium||PBI's Wage & Hour Symposium||2011|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Trends and Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation||Trends and Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation||2010|