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About me

  • Born and raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

  • 4th of six children

  • Married

  • Two young adult children

  • Animal lover

  • 3 cats

  • 1 white standard poodle puppy

  • Avid flower gardener

  • Nominated for Best Boulevard Garden

  • Love to bike and work out, not fond of running

  • Live near Minneapolis lakes

  • Love reading


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Contact info

2925 Dean Pky #300
Minneapolis, MN, 55416-7700

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    33 years, 500 cases



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Spencer Todd White

    I endorse this lawyer. Shannon does an excellent job of advocating for her clients in a reasonable and competent manner. She balances the interests of both parties such that a reasonable resolution is possible without unnecessary litigation. Shannon is forthright and honest in her practice, and I recommend this lawyer for any family law matter.


    Spencer White Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Joel N Heiligman

    I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is an excellent lawyer. She is very respected in the legal community. Shannon is very dedicated to her clients. Shannon is very knowledgeable in family law matters and delivers the best result to her clients. Shannon is a hard working lawyer who puts her client’s needs first. I recommend Shannon to family and friends.


    Joel Heiligman DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


MNAuthorized to practice200506/15/2016
WAResigned 198307/16/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in MN, 2015


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

  2. Reprimand/Probation
    issued in MN, 2011


    Reprimand/probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. The State also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten Attorney of the YearMassachusetts Lawyer2003
Super LawyersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2003
Magna cum laudeGeorgetown University School of Law1983
Civil Procedure Academic Achievement AwardGeorgetown University of Minnesota1983
Academic Achievement in Criminal ProcedureGeorgetown University Law School1983
Summa cum laudeUniversity of Minnesota1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTubman2006 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Shannon M. Fitzpatrick, PC2006 - Present
AttorneyFoley & Mansfield2005 - 2006
AttorneyNathanson & Goldberg2001 - 2005
AssociateNutter McClennen & Fish1987 - 1991
AssociateHelsell Fetterman LLP1983 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Woman's Club of MinnesotaMember2010 - Present
BNIMember2010 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2010 - Present
The Family PartnershipBoard Member2009 - Present
EWomenNetworkMember2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Georgetown University Law School Alumni AssociationMember1983 - Present
University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts AlumiMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Custody CasePending
Denial of Parenting TimeWe won
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of MinnesotaInternational RelationsB.A., summa cum laude1980