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Shannon L. Peters

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   48 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Shannon

Learn Shannon’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Representing clients in felony and misdemeanor matters in Arizona State Courts as well as appeal post conviction relief matters. A large percentage of my criminal defense practice is focused on representing non-citizens charged with crimes. Foreign visitors or immigrants face even greater problems when they are arrested on criminal charges and have very specific needs when addressing their criminal matters.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Federal crime
    10%

  5. Juvenile law
    10%

  6. Sex crime
    10%

  7. Violent crime
    10%

  8. White collar crime
    10%

  9. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Including photo radar defense

    16 years

NO PERSON IS THE SUM OF THE WORST MOMENTS OF THEIR LIFE. WE WORK TO MAKE SURE YOUR LEGAL ISSUES DO NOT DEFINE YOU OR YOUR FUTURE. WE PROVIDE REPRESENTATION WITH A FOCUS ON COMPASSION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. DILIGENT AND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION FROM START TO FINISH - WE HAVE YOUR BACK!

The Defense Never Rests. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2017,2016,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 3 ...

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Location

Law Office of Shannon Peters

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dustin | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Seriously the best
Shannon is seriously not only a fantastic lawyer but a fantastic human being! I hired her for an order of protection case and the stakes could not have been higher. She was professional, direct, calm, cool, collected, accessible, mindful intelligent and effective. She handled the hearing phenomenally and got me the resolution i was looking for. I am thankful I found you Shannon and wish you nothing but the best and would rate you 6 Star if i could.
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Posted by Byron | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever, period.
Shannon helped me with my DUI from start to finish. Her and her staff were approachable, professional and understanding. She treats you like a person and keeps you well informed and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Posted by Marisa | November 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
My first visit with Shannon I was in frantic, obviously no one is really excited about the idea of having to hire an attorney to get you out of trouble. She was comforting, easy to talk to and more than willing to help me in any way she can. She made the process simple and took a lot of worry off of my plate. Luckily she is the only attorney I have had to hire, but she is truly the best. Everyone has different situations, but mine specifically, she got me out of a lot of trouble and I am so grateful for her. She is awesome and there is no one else I would recommend to fight your case other than Shannon Peters.
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Posted by A | May 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
Case Type: Restraining Order Result: Dismissed Shannon is the best lawyer and the kindest woman I've ever met in my life. hands down you will not regret ever working with Shannon. She is extremely thorough and knows the legal system better than anyone else. You get more than what you're paying for when you hire Shannon.
Posted by Bob | June 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order of Protection Beat
I am so glad I found Shannon and her team. After reviewing my case Shannon assigned Attorney Brittany Hogard to my case who was awesome in preparing for the hearing. She guided me flawlessly and was able to have the order dismissed three times even tho the court the human filed in was 200 miles away! The reason being three times is the human I was involved with kept re-filing out of anger we assumed until Brittany requested she pay my attorney fees. Brittany was solid with preparing my case and was able to show the judge there were several false and made up claims in the humans complaint that the human could not prove. I highly recommend Shannon Peters and Brittany Hogard..
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Posted by Patrick | April 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
I feel very fortunate that Shannon defended me in a case. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the law but she really cared about me as a person. She held the prosecutor's office accountable and pushed back on things that they tried to get away with that weren't right. She was awesome in court and won me a not guilty verdict.
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Posted by Kendall | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extreme OUI Case
Shannon helped me with my extreme OUI case from 7 years ago. From my initial interaction with Shannon, I knew I was going to hire her to help me with my case. She is intelligent, kind, professional, and brings a sense of calmness in stressful situations. She was able to get my Extreme OUI, underage drinking, and failure to appear charges dropped down to a single OUI charge. In addition to this, I received the MINIMUM penalties associated with this charge. I recommend Shannon to anyone in need of an AMAZING attorney. Thank you so much, Shannon!!!
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Posted by Davis | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing experience
Shannon is the best! She made the whole process as painless as possible and made sure I was protected. I cannot recommend her enough!
Posted by Spartacus | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney and an amazing person !
After my initial consultation, my intuition told me that Mrs. Peters was going to be the council that I will retain. It paid off!! Through the whole process she was a true professional. Out of court room, She communicated and responded to me anytime I had a question or an issue. Inside the court room she was savage and fought for me every step of the way. Mrs. Peters went above and beyond and took all the weight off my shoulders! If you need a legal warrior by your side I would highly recommend Shannon Peters to represent you
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not ask for better
I was greeted on the phone with such warmth and ease by Elizabeth; @ Mrs.Shannon Peters Office. Elizabeth let me explain my whole story. After listening; She took my information knowing I was in a crunch for a contested OOP hearing; And needed the Best attorney out there! =) Let let me know ahead of time that Shannon would call me ASAP and that’s precisely what Shannon did! Shannon is nothing short of remarkable. I explained my story. She gave it to me straight. Explained what she needed, went right to work put me at ease through the whole process so I knew what to expect. I was amazed at Shannon’s (I call her Tiger-Lady) strategic skills in the courtroom. Nothing short than stellar. Kept making me feel better through a difficult trial. With a positive outcome! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Aris Matevosyan | February 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nothing but the Best!
Shannon Is really the best. From the minute I spoke to her, she gave me a sense of assurance that she knew what she was doing. She helped drop our misdemeanor charged and I couldn’t be more thankful. She is also super easy to get a hold of anytime. Thank you very much Shannon Peters.
Posted by Nichole | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no Further....
This woman right here!!! Where is the 10 star rating button?!? Shannon is an all around amazing human and a phenomenal attorney. I found myself in a really scary & emotional situation and I’m so grateful to have been referred to Shannon. From day 1 she was on my case. She communicated every step of the way, presented all my options, was straight up with me about my possibilities and she would even text me at night/weekends for updates (gasp!!!) Shannon has a heart of gold, is super funny, honest and genuinely cares about her clients outcome. She went above and beyond for me and I am forever grateful :) If you’re looking for an attorney who will go in on your case with guns blazing and a smile, Shannon is the one.
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Posted by Alani | February 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccable
Shannon Peters is an outstanding attorney. Both outside and inside of the court room her dedication for her clients is shown. Her warm demeanor puts her clients at ease and allows for comfortable communication. Shannon Peters is a strong advocate for those who need such support. She is organized, well spoken, and extremely intelligent. She does not cut corners and in fact goes above and beyond for her clients. I would not trust any other attorney as Shannon has set the bar high. Her emotional intelligence gives her the ability to connect with clients and empathize appropriately. Shannon makes it a point to be thorough in her gathering of evidence and questioning. Her professional abilities are of a high caliber and I am very pleased with the results in the case she handled. In preparation for the hearing, Shannon dedicated time to listen to any concerns I had and put my nerves at ease. She is very much like a mama bear and treats each case with the empathy one could only hope for. I was in awe of Shannon’s performance in the court room as she was abundantly prepared to dispute my case and did so with an impressive intensity. I could not be more grateful for Shannon Peters as she is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!! A++++
Shannon Peters is an amazing lawyer. I was falsely accused by my ex-husband because he didn't want a divorce. She was able to get all the charges dropped and pin point evidence I wouldnt even have noticed. With the circumstances of the case, I wasn't even able to contact him so she was our middle man. She was amazing. She would take calls at 9:30 at night because my ex-husband was crazy. She dealt with him all the time for random stuff. My kids were able to return home and I got them full-time because of her being able to show my truth. She was the only one who believed me. She was strong person to have on my side! I owe her the world!
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Posted by Josh | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend!!!
Oh I’m so thankful for Shannon for helping me with all of my bs she has helped me with multiple cases unfortunately but thankful! She helped clean my fines she was there for me every second and made me feel secure and now she is helping me in my dui !!! Yes yes I will learn soon lol but I’m thankful to have her because I know she will keep me out of jail as well as keep my license! She will help you and I definitely recommend!
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Posted by Allison | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She's a beauty but a beast.
I was recently arrested for something that could entail up to 2 years of jailtime; not to mention a slew of other costly and inconvenient punishments. With that much on the line, I knew I needed an attorney. After interviewing a few [male] criminal attorneys, I was even more distressed. I had never hired a lawyer and these guys either tried to scare me into paying on the spot or seemed intimidated or hesitant to even touch my case! I somehow ended up in Shannon’s office (thank God!) and I knew she was the “ONE”. She made me feel better right away: knowledgeable (pointed out little “tricks” the cops had pulled on me), experienced (understood the bigger situation and what I was going through; as well as likely outcomes), and just made me feel better overall (good people need lawyers too!). Throughout the process, she was extremely thorough and diligent. She kept me updated and reassured me that it would be okay. Right up to the final day before my trial, she used her knowledge and experience to get my case dismissed! As much as I’d like to keep her my little secret, I hope I don’t have to hire her again (no offense, Shannon, you’re amazing!) and it wouldn’t be fair to keep her to myself. She’s truly worth every cent (who knows how much I would have spent without her). Last but not least, I’d have to give her a quick shout out for being an overall boss in and out of the office (ask her about her kids and dogs). Shannon, I not only don’t know where I would be now without you, but I don’t want to know. Shut the f*ck up! It’s your right.
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Response from Shannon Peters January 17, 2020
This might be my favorite review ever! Yes, girl!! Thank you for trusting me and I am so glad we got the dismissal you deserved!
Posted by Fredi | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable lawyer
Very knowledgeable and very kind. She helped me a lot with my DUI case. She even searched for all possibilities for me not Have a DUI in my record.
Response from Shannon Peters January 17, 2020
Thank you for your kind review! I am so glad we got the right outcome!
Posted by Daniel | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BAMF (Bada** mothe****** Lawyer
Shannon was absolutely amazing, she negotiated a deal that was beneficial for all parties involved including the state. She was quick and concise, straight to the point and very helpful. I'd hire her again but I hope I never have to.... As that would require me getting in trouble. I'm so glad I found her 5 stars is not enough for a lawyer as compassionate as she.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order of Protection defense
I had a unique and serious case that would greatly affect my life and career. Shannon was as knowledgeable as I could have expected. I had complete confidence in her the whole time and she was able to get an order of protection against me dismissed. The order would have affected my background checks and income. My ex-girlfriend made allegations to obtain the order against me as a way to keep me from getting my dog back after she took him. So, I was able to get my dog back the day it was dismissed and keep my career intact.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, effective, trustworthy
Mrs. Peters is an exeptional proffessional. She will present your side of case in the most coherent way, will strive and reach the best possible result. In my case we went to trial that concluded in 'not guilty' verdict for all charges. Shannon balances outgiong, friendly personality with outstanding knowlendge, edginess and straight shots. She really knows how to connect with the jury and can put a good joke in, can divide her attention between staying on point and reacting to your comments, knows how to agree with the district just far enough to get what she needs and win by playing fair. Throughout preliminary process Mrs. Peters educated and guided me thought the facts as they appear from law's standpoint, instead of feeding me bunch of overly assuring bullshit. Never once did she take advantage of my ignorance or betrayed my interest. Shannon stayed available via email, and would drop me a quick line whenever she could, sometimes even afterhours if subject was relevant. Trust her and she will have her way.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tyler Allen Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Joy Bertrand Esq., LLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Allen, Tunac & Coughlon, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Corso & Rhude
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Cornell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • APDA
  • DUI and the CDL
  • 2018
  • CLE
  • Post Conviction Relief CLE
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (25)
Endorse Shannon
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is a tireless advocate. Not only do I endorse her, I’ve sent clients to her and they’ve all reported back being thrilled with the results she obtained."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Shannon is not just a great attorney, she is a great person who genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients. I highly endorse her!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shannon is a smart, talented attorney with a lot of heart. She is easy to approach and easy to work with. You can trust her to handle your case. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great criminal defense lawyer, enthusiastic about defending her clients from uncaring prosecutors, with skill, experience, and talent."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've personally observed Shannon aggressively and fearlessly advocate and defend her clients in court. She has tremendous court room presence and is very knowledgeable about the law. I've had the pleasure to get her opinion and discuss complicated legal issues with her and know she has a incredible legal mind. I endorse Mr. Peters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a great lawyer. She works hard for her clients and obtains excellent results for them. I am happy to endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is well known in the community for her superb trial skills and unsurpassed expertise in criminal defense. I wholeheartedly endorse Shannon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon Peters is one of the best attorneys I know. She cares about her clients and is very passionate about the work she does. She is someone I often turn to for advice and support. We are lucky to have her as part of the defense community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shannon is a true fighter who gets results that leave many other criminal attorneys scratching their heads and green with envy. She is an amazing attorney. I would recommend her to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon works relentlessly for her clients. She is smart, creative, and a stunning advocate. I would heartily recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is an incredible advocate and a highly skilled attorney. She cares deeply for her clients and fights for the best possible outcome, always. She is an amazing colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was fortunate to work with Shannon in the past and she is a fantastic attorney who goes above and beyond for her clients. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a fantastic criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights and get you the best possibly results. I highly endorse Shannon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Peters is an excellent advocate for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon truly cares for her clients, a rare trait among attorneys these days. She's smart and effective and never gives up."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Friend
"Shannon is a hard working and passionate advocate for her clients. Shannon is a trial lawyer that expects to win every case even when the deck is stacked against her. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a passionate defense attorney who is willing to work hard for her clients. Her firm has an outstanding reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know how hard Ms. Peters works for her clients. She is always prepared and not afraid to fight for her clients."
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Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer Shannon L. Peters
Shannon L. Peters
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available