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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    16 years
  2. Class Action: 50%
    16 years

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  • Jonathan H. Stanwood

    Shanon is an excellent lawyer with seemingly endless energy and attention to cases. I definitely endorse him.


    Jonathan Stanwood Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey C. Wong

    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

Contact info

Berger & Montague, P.C.

1622 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Named as a top plaintiffs’ employment practice in the U.S.Portfolio Media / Employment Law 3602010
Lawyers on the Fast Track AwardThe Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Board of Directors of The Dickinson School of Law Alumni Society of the Penn State Alumni AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Pennsylvania Chapter)Treasurer2008 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Davis v. Eastman Kodak Company, No. 6:04-cv-06098 (W.D.N.Y.).Settled
Miller v. Hygrade Food Products, Inc., No. 99-1087 (E.D. Pa.)Settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association (Pennsylvania Chapter)An Introduction to Employment Discrimination Class Actions and FLSA Collective Actions2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Indiana University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PBI Employment Law InstituteWhat to Look for in a Plaintiff for a Wage & Hour Case2012
ACI’s 15th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class ActionsViews from the Plaintiffs’ Bar2012
ACI's 14th National Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions ConferenceView From the Plaintiffs' Bar2012
Securing Wages, Protecting Hours: Representing Workers In Individual & Collective Actions Under The FLSAGetting To The Finish Line: Crafting An Effective, Ethical, And Approvable Class & Collective Action Settlement Agreement2011
PBI's Wage & Hour SymposiumPBI's Wage & Hour Symposium2011
Philadelphia Bar Association, Trends and Issues in Wage and Hour LitigationTrends and Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation2010