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I became a client of Shannon's after selling my business. I remained with the new company on a contract basis in an Executive Level Management position. Before the expiration of the contract, my former partner opted to leave the company which may have left me liable for any responsibilities that we otherwise would have shared. I was not advised by either my former partner, nor by the company that this was taking place. In consulting with Shannon, and over the course of about two or three months, all issues of any liability were fully waived. Shannon was extremely professional in dealing with the attorneys of the company, and exhibited impressive knowledge of California law when it came to the terms of my contract. She calmly dealt with the other attorneys and always filled me in on any updates regarding her conversations with them. In the process of doing so, she continually made sure that I felt comfortable with the direction we were going. The strength of our position, as she so capably established, put me in a better standing relative to my contract than even the original terms had been. As mentioned, any and all real or potential liabilities were waived. I could not have asked for better results.
Shannon Foley did an excellent job in settling my dispute. We avoided a trial and I was able to receive significant dollars owed in my dispute. Shannon is upfront and realistic about a case and its merit. She is very knowledgeable, experienced and thorough in her approach. Shannon is a tough negotiator, but operates honestly and with the highest level of integrity. Through the roller coaster ride back and forth between sides, Shannon was able to provide me confidence and surety as to our strategy for the case, risks involved and ultimately to an acceptable settlement. I highly recommend Shannon and appreciated the opportunity to have her on my side.
Shannon has helped me personally and my clients. Her advice is practical and no nonsense. She will tell you the truth about your case so you can make an informed decision. She has been responsive to my clients' needs when I have referred them to Shannon. I have always received positive comments from my clients regarding Shannon's advice and her handling of their case.
Although I was not completely pleased, I would recommend Ms. Foley because she was personable, engaged (during the various times we met) and knowledgeable of what to do. She seems to be very ethical and honest. However, she was a bit scattered and was not as responsive as I expected - seemed to do things at the very last minute. Possibly juggling too much? This was concerning when the case had specific time limits. Her hourly rate is high, yet she gives you 100% of her attention during the consultation and follow-up meeting(s). She seemed to understand various aspects of the situation quickly.
Attorney Foley is extraordinary. She is an expert in her field and is very professional; yet remains sensitive to the needs of her clients. I would not have survived my dilemma without her. I recommend her with high enthusiasm and without reservation.
Shannon is trustworthy and has a lot of integrity. She gives you honest, intelligent advice and counsel, and follows through on everything she says. If she says she will do somethings, you can trust that she will.
She understands shy and when you need to take depositions. Take her advice - it is solid.
She is extremely intelligent, detail-oriented, and diligent. If she tells you (as a client) to do something, it may be difficult to do, but she's asking you to do it to help your case. She always has your best interests at heart. That isn't always true with some attorneys. Her attention to detail is why she wins so many cases. These qualities do not exist in many attorneys, but they do with her.
She promptly returns telephone calls and e-mails. The colleagues she may associate you with are excellent, too. I highly recommend her as an attorney. She won a huge case for me that took her years to deal with - including litigation and appeals. She is a fighter and will fight for you!
Shannon hired my appellate law firm to defend the $2.95 million verdict she had obtained in the Conney v UC Regents case when the defendant appealed. As a result, I saw firsthand the excellent case she had pulled together and tried through the verdict and new trial motions. Her work was top-notch. I also know that her reputation in the employment law community is excellent.