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Shannon N. Costa

Family Attorney at Carlisle, Pennsylvania

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2022
    Status
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About Shannon

Learn Shannon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

  2. Family
    50%
    Custody, Divorce, Spousal and Child Support, Name Changes, Prenuptial Agreements and Grandparents' Rights.

Shannon N. Costa focuses her practice on family law and criminal defense. As an associate attorney, she assists Abom & Kutulakis senior attorneys in numerous local, state, and federal court cases, Shannon also interned for Chief Judge John E. Jones III and for the Honorable Judge Martin C. Carlson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, she was an intern for two years for President Judge Michael T. Hudock in the 17th Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

Shannon graduated first in her division and summa cum laude from Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, with a certificate in Trial Advocacy, in 2021. She received the Dean’s Award, the Legal Research and Writing Award, the Outstanding Service Award, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. She also graduated summa cum laude from Susquehanna University in 2018. She has three publications in Law Review journals.

She is from Halifax, lives in Carlisle and, when she isn’t working, enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs — Theodore and Grizzly.

Location

Abom and Kutulakis, LLC
2 W High St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17013
Abom & Kutulakis
183 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA, 17201
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Shannon was very professional, detail oriented, and quick to react to resolve issues involving my divorce. Not only that but she was able to save me thousands with her negotiating skills. She was able to allow me to keep all my retirement. I believe I got everything that I told her I wanted to keep. She is very knowledgeable and at times I had to ask for her opinion to make the best decision and I went with it each time which ultimately helped me in the long run. This is an attorney that you will be able to trust! I highly recommend Shannon it the utmost way.
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Posted by Jon | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Stars
I had worked with Shannon to navigate the obtuse requirements of having my name legally changed. Shannon met and exceeded my expectations and made the entire process easy and simple. Her communication was clear and frequent and at no time did I feel that I had been forgotten or unimportant.
Posted by Kasey | September 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Shannon N. Costa has made my process through the court run smoothly. From consultation all the way up to the court hearing she handled everything. She communicated with me through phone calls, emails, and mail. She assured me of everything that was being handled and done. Shannon updated me constantly and consistently with every action that was taken on her end. At the court hearing it went so fast and smooth better than I could have ever imagined. We were in and out. I am grateful for all the hard work she put into my case. The one and only minor bump on the road was a miscommunication we had. On my end I was suppose to get a judgment search. However, I looked everywhere and could not find that I was suppose to do that. Until I received an email. Through email was the most communication we had with each other and she immediately clarified what I needed to do. She answered all my questions thoroughly and made sure we were both on the same page. Overall, my experience was a 10/10 recommend.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer that communicates
Shannon has been my lawyer for over 2 years in family law. Anytime that i need to communicate with her for legal matters she always responds the same day with a few plans of action. I will always hire Shannon to be my lawyer!
Posted by Randy | August 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Shannon was awesome. She helped me with my custody stipulation. She was very understanding and responded quickly. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you Shannon for everything.
Posted by Patrick | August 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pennsylvania's Most Complete Counselor
Shannon is the real deal, a complete package. As someone who works in Harrisburg at the state legislature and being familiar with the broad range and practice areas of attorneys, Shannon is one of the most promising legal minds I've had the pleasure of working with. I retained Shannon's counsel to help me with a trying custody battle and she did not disappoint; never relenting until the goals in my case were won and actualized. What really sets Shannon apart is that in addition to an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, firm professionalism, and sharp strategics, is her unwavering commitment to serve her clients with an unparalleled emotional intelligence. I never once questioned her ability to serve my desired interests and the necessary communication skills to thoroughly understand and be sensitive to those interests. A top-of-her-class scholar, Shannon is the best of the best.
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Posted by Mark | May 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Assisted with my Separation Agreement
Shannon provided outstanding assistance in helping me evaluate my draft separation agreement. She was knowledgeable, sympathetic, and extremely personable. She guided me through a difficult situation and set my mind at ease. Highly recommended.
Posted by Stephen | May 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and attentive. Great attorney.
I helped my brother handle his family law case, including hiring an attorney. Shannon Costa came highly recommended. Working with Shannon was a joy. She was accommodating of our situation and skillfully handled my brother's case even though we retained her on relatively short notice. She answered all our questions and responded quickly to my emails and phone calls. She was confident and well-prepared for my brother's court date. My brother and I are extremely satisfied with her representation and will be retaining her again should the need arise.
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Posted by Maggie | April 4, 2023
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Absolutely Amazing
Shannon was incredible. She was so invested in my case, and made sure that she answered any questions I had. She took the time to make sure when we went to court, we had all the information we needed/ wanted to present. She was only an email away and that was amazing!
Posted by Heather | December 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Quick and Knowledgable
Shannon Costa was able to pick up my case quickly and take the time to diligently work with me. We had only a week to prepare for a court date. She was very thorough. Her kindness and expertise allowed me to feel calmer in in a time of high anxiety. She was very genuine and took all evidence into consideration. Her response time was very quick when I reached out or had a question. If I ever need legal help again, I would definitely hire Shannon Costa to represent me!
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Posted by Martha | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ms. Costa was profesional, kind and patient with my son who is deaf. When I reached out to her she was warm and very caring, she assisted us with my son getting custody of his children and the ability to move with me to Delaware. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Joe | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody case
She is super fantastic practice lawyer and took care of custody case. She is super friendly and very good communication with me about this situation. I am proud to chose her.
Posted by Meghan | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
I met with Shannon on a Friday afternoon and she had our agreement drafted, reviewed, signed and notarized by the following Wednesday! She was extremely helpful and made this process as easy as it could be. As my daughter gets older and changes need to be made I will definitely reach out to Shannon for assistance. Highly recommend her!
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Posted by Kathy | May 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Absolutely Thorough
I cannot speak too highly of Shannon Costa, who did an amazing job of researching our case, drafting the legal motion that was ultimately approved, and communicating to us at every step of the journey. Not only is Shannon extremely competent as an attorney, but she also brings heart and soul to her work. She was always professional, but also personable and empathetic. It was clear to us that her client mattered to her.
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Posted by Amy | May 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hard Working, Diligent, and Determined
Attorney Costa assisted with our family case. She is very passionate about her job and supportive of her clients. She is hard working, diligent, and determined; she does her very best to provide nothing short of exceptional representation for her clients. If you need a top notch lawyer, Attorney Costa is the way to go!
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best!
Shannon Costa is a gem of a person and a brilliant attorney. I have consulted with her regarding both family law and criminal law matters. Highly recommend her to family and friends without hesitation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Abom and Kutulakis, LLC
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania (Honorable Judge John E. Jones III)
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania (Honorable Martin C. Carlson)
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Paralegal
  • JSDC Law Offices
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • Snyder County Courthouse/Union County Courthouse (Judge Michael T. Hudock)
  • 2016 - 2018
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2021
  • Susquehanna University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2018
  • Lafayette College
  • N/A

Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lipsitt Inn of Court
  • Student/Pupil
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Widener Commonwealth Law Review
  • Internal Supervising Editor
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Trial Advocacy Society
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Award
  • Michael Hussey
  • 2021
  • Legal Research and Writing Award
  • Widener Commonwealth Law School
  • 2021
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Widener Commonwealth Law School
  • 2021
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Widener Commonwealth Law School
  • 2021
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Employment Discrimination)
  • Derrek Cummings
  • 2020
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Family Law)
  • Anthony Hoover
  • 2020
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Criminal Procedure)
  • James Diehm
  • 2020
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Civil Procedure)
  • Susan Raeker-Jordan
  • 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Torts)
  • Christopher J. Robinette
  • 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Methods)
  • Randi B. Teplitz
  • 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Property Law)
  • John C. Dernbach
  • 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Methods)
  • Randi B. Teplitz
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Gene R. Urey Memorial Scholarship
  • Gill v. Whitford (Redistricting)
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Shannon
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"While working at Abom & Kutulakis alongside Costa, I have found that she represents her clients with an unmatched level of gumption and dedication. Any client of hers is fortunate to have her represent them. As a colleague, I have found her to be a thoughtful and helpful coworker."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Shannon is an excellent advocate for her clients. I've worked with her for years and have watched her excel in the courtroom. She's an excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Shannon when she was a student in law school. She was always prepared, responsive, zealously advocated for her position, and professional. I recently had the privilege of working as opposing counsel to Attorney Costa, and she exercised the same traits as an Attorney. She was responsive, professional and zealously advocated for her client. I am pleased to endorse Attorney Costa."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Shannon is a skilled advocate who devotes the time necessary to her clients. She pays excellent attention to detail. She is compassionate, diligent and truly cares. You will find no one better to trust with your family law and criminal matters!"
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard working, thorough and very intelligent."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Shannon is an excellent attorney! She promptly responds to client calls and requests and pays particular close attention to detail. She is extremely bright , talented and a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. You are in good hands when she is advocating on your behalf."
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Carlisle Family Lawyer Shannon N. Costa
Shannon N. Costa
Family Attorney
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Licensed for 2 years