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Shannon M. Bio is a Central Coast native – born in San Luis Obispo, raised in the Five Cities and an Arroyo Grande High School alumna. Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and thereafter received a paralegal degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Shannon obtained her law degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law, graduating in the top 5% of her class. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2011.

Prior to attending law school, Shannon began her legal career as a law clerk with a firm specializing in workers’ compensation defense. With a growing interest in criminal law, Shannon thereafter worked as an assistant private investigator and handled a variety of high profile, colorful criminal matters during her tenure.

In September 2004, Shannon transitioned from investigator to civil litigation paralegal, assisting on a variety of cases, many of which were taken to trial. These included personal injury actions, elder abuse cases and real property disputes. After her admission to the State Bar, Shannon became an attorney with Frederick Law Firm where she handled a variety of cases, taking many of them through trial.

Shannon serves as the Membership Chair for the San Luis Obispo Women Lawyers Association and has been extensively involved with the annual fundraising events hosted by San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.

Shannon is married and has two young children.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Business: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Kenneth R McDaniel

    Ms. Bio possesses extensive knowledge of estate planning, civil litigation, business matters, and civil litigation. Ms. Bio is well-respected by her peers in the legal community, as well as the Court. She has considerable experience in litigating matters in the Court and any client can expect to have a zealous advocate who will approach their matter with reason and honesty. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Toews & Murphy, Inc.

1212 Marsh Street.
Suite 3
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyToews & Murphy, Inc.2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyFrederick Law Firm2011 - 2013
ParalegalLaw Offices of Jacqueline Vitti Frederick2004 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
Lawyer Referral and Information ServiceCommittee Member2014 - 2014
San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers AssociationMembership Chair2012 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Barbara College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002