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Shannon DeSanctis Grisham

Adoption Attorney at Springfield, MO

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2005
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About Shannon

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I am a family law attorney, committed to my clients and our community.  Our firm, Pratt & Grisham, is a leader in the practice of family law in Southwest Missouri.  I maintain a trial practice in family law that focuses on divorces, complex property and maintenance cases, modification, paternity actions, adoptions and guardianships. In addition to my trial practice, I maintain a practice in appellate cases related to family law matters.

In 2013, I was presented with the Up and Coming Award by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly. This award is given annually to lawyers demonstrating excellence in the legal profession and in their commitment to their communities. It recognizes lawyers with an extraordinary commitment to justice, service to the legal profession and exceptional volunteerism.  In 2017, I was awarded the Springfield Business Journals 40 Under 40 award. 

I am an active member of the Missouri Bar and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA). I have served as the Chair of the SMBA Family Committee and currently serve on the Missouri Bar Family Law Committee. I am also the Chair of the Missouri Bar Family Law Planning Committee for the annual Family Law Conference. The Family Law Conference is the Missouri Bar’s second largest annual continuing legal education conference.

I also serve as a frequent lecturer on a wide-range of family law topics for local and state-wide organizations. I have served on Guardian Ad Litem training committee for the Missouri Bar and traveled state-wide to speak at Guardian Ad Litem training conferences.

In addition to my legal service, I maintain an active service to the community both locally and world-wide. I curently volunteer with the Pregnancy Care Center. Also, I serve on the board of Ipour Life.  Our family also travels to Ethiopia annually with various organizations to serve alongside medical teams in their missions work.


Pratt & Grisham LLC
3432 S. Culpepper Ct
Suite A
Springfield, MO, 65804

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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I would highly recommend Ms. Grisham as a family law attorney. She represented my interests and fought for me throughout. I liked how knowledgeable she was and how she answered all of my questions. She knew what she was doing.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2013
Knowledgeable, prepared, and highly experienced attorney
Shannon is very knowledgeable in her area of the law. She was always available to answer my questions, concerns, and explain the process. She always fought for me, and remained professional in the process. I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about her- in fact, I have referred friends and family to Shannon, and they have all been grateful and pleased with her work.
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  • University of Memphis
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • Evangel University
  • B.S.
  • N/A


  • I Pour Life
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pregnancy Care Center, Springfield, MO
  • Volunteer
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Conference Planning Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Missour Bar Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Section Newsletter
  • N/A
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2017 Forty Under Forty
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce from A to Z
  • Marriage Dissolution - Process and Procedure
  • 2017
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Conference
  • Custody and Parenting Plans
  • 2014
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Age Appropriate Parenting Plans and Developmentally Appropriate Contact Schedules
  • 2014
  • Advanced Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Guardian Ad Litem Ethical Issues
  • 2014
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Conference
  • Evidence: Trying a Custody Case, Presenting All the Documents
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Parenting Plans 101
  • 2008
  • Annual Law Update CLE
  • Family Law Annual Law Update
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Child custody Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer all divorce, child custody and adoption cases to Shannon. All referrals I have made were more than pleased with Shannon's work. She is professional and treats all her clients respectfully. She has been so easy and great to work with on all cases. Shannon has my highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shannon. She is an excellent lawyer who works hard for her clients. Whether its a divorce, modification or adoption, Shannon is a great choice for your family law needs.--"

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Springfield Adoption Lawyer Shannon DeSanctis Grisham
Shannon DeSanctis Grisham
Adoption Attorney
Springfield, MO
Licensed for 18 years