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Shannon L. Hall

Family Attorney at Portland, OR

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shannon

Learn Shannon’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    I represent individuals in family law matters such as divorce, legal separation, property and debt division, spousal support, child support, child custody, parenting time, domestic partnerships, sex-same relationships, among other family law issues.


Gevurtz Menashe, P.C.
115 N.W. First Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR, 97209

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  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I first consulted Shannon Hall after my husband decided to separate from me when I was 74 years old. She thoroughly explained what a separation agreement would entail, and under what circumstances it would be worth pursuing one. I was impressed that she did not push me to do so unless I felt it might be necessary. When he decided to divorce me a year later, she guided me through the whole process, with kindness and understanding. She knew how to obtain information about his financial activities, and how to protect my future livelihood. Without her experience and acumen, I could have been a victim of my own naivete. I am very grateful to her.
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Posted by Scott | December 3, 2022
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Shannon helped me with a paternity case. I was impressed with her thoroughness. And, that she guided me through the process and she was very communicative throughout. She is also very understanding and compassionate. Shannon really knows the law. You can not find a better attorney!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
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Complicated custody
Shannon is hard working, dedicated, and passionate. She showed tremendous support through a very difficult and drawn out custody case. Great communication, very knowledgeable, excellent litigation skills. Very fair and reasonable billing practices.
Posted by Kellie | February 4, 2020
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Highly Reccommend!
Shannon has helped me numerous times through the process of a divorce involving children. She is patient, thoughtful, kind, and all about conflict resolution. I felt heard and valued while also remaining reasonable with outcomes/next steps.
Posted by Brent | January 29, 2020
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Shannon is Amazing
Family Law encompasses a lot of difficult situations; from divorces and custody to, dealing with, "the other side", there are many opportunities to feel emotionally overwhelmed and lost. I know because I lived it. I was lost and scared and angry. The reason? My ex decided to not follow our parenting plan anymore, and kept my daughter from seeing me for extended periods of time. My wife (fiancee at the time) and I sought legal aide and we came upon Shannon. We read a few reviews, mostly the good ones, with one not-as-good, just to be as objective as we could be. We felt good about Shannon, so we took a chance to meet with her face to face at her office and go over our situation. Shannon was great. She was attentive to what we were saying, she listened and had good advice on how to proceed. We then laid out a framework for our goals and how to achieve them. We left feeling like we had found the right person. Like I wrote earlier, Family Law is emotional and I was emotional. I was angry and scared. Shannon was calm. We really appreciated that about her. She made the process positive, and I don't think it generally is. Shannon was always available, (I couldn't believe how easy it was to get a hold of her!) I felt she made me and our case a priority. She had to deal with some unsavory characters in our case as well, and Shannon is the type who knows how to handle herself professionally. We, and I in particular, really enjoyed working with her. In all sincerity, I count Shannon as a friend. I know that every situation is different and unique, that's why I'm confident Shannon has the experience to guide you through whatever may come your way. If you're looking for a sincere, professional, caring lawyer then look no further than Shannon Hall, she's amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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Excellent attorney
Shannon is kind and thorough. She helped me through a very difficult time and made the process much less stressful. She is ethical and fights for you!
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2016
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Divorce attorney
Shannon is a very good attorney. My divorce was a very difficult one. In fact it was a mess. Shannon could easily work through difficult situation to come to a resolution. She stands up for your rights even when you don't feel you can stand up for yourself any longer. She also stands up too pushy attorneys and judges. She is just great. So if your in the market for someone to help you move on with your life she is the person. Thank you Shannon. I appreciate your efforts more than words can express.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
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Excellent & Ethical Attorney!
My case was an uphill battle from the start. I lived in a different state, and with a very unique custody situation. Shannon was the 3rd attorney I hired for this, and she exceeded my expectations at every corner. I had been a target parent of Parental Alienation, and had been dealing with a parent who tried to refuse parenting time and contact as much as possible. Shannon never backed down, and did everything she could to make sure I could stay in contact with my child. Initially, my ex was awarded custody... I feel that Shannon represented me better than any other attorney could have, however the odds were stacked against me so I don't fault her for that. Less than a year after the judgment, Shannon was able to get a post-judgment modification of custody, which awarded me custody. This was largely in part to her diligence and ability to always be proactive with my case. Post modification, my ex has attempted several times to sneak into court (without informing me properly) in an effort to get emergency custody, only to be denied each time, thanks to Shannon's hard work and efficiency. Shannon is incredibly thorough, very detail-oriented, and can handle herself in the courtroom very well. She is very knowledgeable about family law. She does not beat around the bush or blow smoke up your you-know-what - she is straight-forward and honest with her clients (a trait that's hard to find in many attorneys). She is also very skilled at thinking outside the box, which is what was needed in my case. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
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Shannon Hall: AMAZING lawyer who went above and beyond my greatest expectations!
I hired Shannon Hall as my lawyer to fight for sole custody of my daughter. I had done my research and a friend had recommended this lawyer to me and I am so glad she did. Shannon was absolutely wonderful... Not only did she do everything possible to help me with my case, she went above and beyond all of my greatest expectations. I could NOT have asked for a better lawyer; she answerered every question I had and if she didn't know the answer, she found it for me. Not only was Shannon prompt and got things done much faster than expected, but she took the time to make sure that I was happy in every aspect of my case. She made me feel like I was her first priority and she fought hard to make sure that I received everything I asked for from the courts and the judge... And I did! I couldn't believe how hard working and professional she was; I honestly don't think I would've won my case, had it not been that Shannon Hall was representing me and went the extra mile in everything I asked her to do. I felt appreciated and validated and I would strongly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a lawyer who is going to fight for you until you get everything you want and then some. Couldn't be happier with this lawyer. Hands down, best attorney/lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and hiring. Worth every penny!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Sharon has handled a lot of legal work for me and was always on top of things. She did an amazing job so dealing with tense and emotional situations. I went through a rough divorce with restraining order and custody issues and she always handled me and my emotions well. I would go back to her with anything I need in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Christopher | November 27, 2013
Legal advise in Eugene or Salem
Shannon was very professional with her handling of our case. She was aggressive when needed and also very compassionate with the particular circumstances. With her having an office in Salem and Eugene she was more accessible also. She was very knowledgeable in the correct procedures of law (too bad some Judges are not). I would hire Shannon again if we needed a lawyer in Eugene or Salem.
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Posted by Jacqueline. | November 20, 2013
Divorce attorney
Shannon Hall was a fantastic attorney. She cared about my situation and was the best representation I could have asked for. I would recommend her to any of my friends or family.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2013
Excellent service, excellent lawyer!
I was absolutely thrilled with how Shannon handled my divorce. She was so quick with her responses to my questions and had everything taken care of very professionally and promptly. She was very knowledgeable and helped me so much through the entire process. I highly recommend her services to anyone!
Posted by gloria | September 13, 2012
An attorney who's attentive, and caring!
I found Shannon on this Avvo site. I appreciated her caring and good advise. I realized, I needed to find new legal representation for my divorce. I was stuck in a very difficult divorce where my first attorney wasn't able to effectively represent me any longer Shannon was willing to step in and help me, knowing it wasn't going to be an easy task to take on at this stage. My only one wish is that I had retained her services, from the beginning, I think my divorce circumstances would not be quite as complicated as they are at the moment. I believe she's on top of things. I was greatly impressed with Shannon's willingness to take on a case like mine in the middle knowing it wasn't an easy one. I found her sincere and genuine! Her communication skills are excellent and refreshing! I appreciate her upfront honest advice in certain private matters, when my previous attorney had seemed indifferent. I also appreciate that she pays attention to what I am saying. And I had a lot to say, to be able to bring her up to speed on a messy divorce. She was very attentive! Coming into a case in the middle and playing catch up is no easy task, but this did not deter Shannon. I also found her realistic, and straight forward, while delivering her message in a caring kind manner. Even though the divorce is particularly messy due to my husband's bad behavior, I finally feel confident that someone else is looking out for me, and really cares to protect my interests! I left Shannon's office feeling a huge weight lifted off my shoulders today, knowing she'd do everything she can to help me. If you get the opportunity to read this Shannon, thank you! If you are looking for an attorney who's cares about her clients, please give Shannon a call. I highly recommend her. You'll find her kind, down to earth sincerity and genuine effort, very refreshing too!
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
dropped the ball at the end, then filed against own client before end of case
at first she was very attentive and seemed on the ball and quick thinking. then she got focused on the little irrelevent details, and spent hours racking up on little things for example, like a value of a car, instead of focusing on the bigger picture. In the hearing, she refused to ask the questions to the otherside she needed to, saying it wasn't important, and refused to challenge the other side's witnesses lies, instead of discretting them, she kept dropping the ball. When i was on the stand, she forgot to ask questions we discussed. She forgot document copies on day of trial more than once, and asked me in court last minute for them. We lost the case, and before I even knew it she filed a lean on my settlement, not giving me a chance to pay. despite the fact, she was always paid, as requested, and had no reason to file against me without warning. It was bad for my credit, but she didn't care, and just said when I questioned why? Answer, to guarantee she got paid! how does an attorney turn on her client for no reason? she wasn't looking out for me, but for herself. I had written a good review in the begiinning when she took my case, but that was before the case was over. She may be good at custody when she doesn't have a seasoned apponent, but in a heated divorce, when the other side has a strong attorney, she panicked. Also dressing sexy for court didn't impress our judge, or help our case!
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Response from Shannon Hall November 20, 2014
The client who left this review had a divorce case involving property division and spousal support (there was no child custody involved). Despite all of my hard work and dedication to this client’s case, she did not prevail at trial. Sometimes it can be difficult for clients to understand what information is important for a Judge to hear and what information is not. This is precisely the reason it is important to have an attorney's assistance. Every case is different and not every client will be happy with the outcome. The client who left this review was found by the Court to “completely lack credibility,” which was very harmful to her case. She filed a complaint against me (and her previous lawyer) with the Oregon State Bar and, after an investigation, the Bar found that no professional misconduct had occurred. Rather than publicly dispute each statement and allegation made in the review, I would ask potential clients reading the review to consider the Judge’s credibility finding and the fact that the Oregon State Bar heard everything the client had to say, and found that I had done nothing wrong. Thank you.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Gevurtz Menashe, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Eggert & Associates, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Harris Law Group, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Garrett Hemann Robertson, PC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Marion-Polk Legal Aid Service
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Student Attorney
  • Willamette University College Of Law, Clinical Law Program
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Garrett Hemann Robertson, PC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Assistant/Secretary/Paralegal
  • Garrett Hemann Robertson, PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Secretary
  • Evans, Freeby & Jennings, LLP
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Basic Mediation Training Certificate
  • 2014
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010


  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Judicial Screening Committee
  • 2023 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar, Events Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Willamette Valley American Inn of Court
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Lane County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Survivor's Justice Center
  • Volunteer/Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Lane County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Co-Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • YLS Young Litigators Forum Winter Series
  • Mediation, Settlement and Judicial Settlement Conferences
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Shannon
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shannon is a very dedicated and will fight hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Shannon is compassionate and skilled."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon Hall is a compassionate, creative attorney who works diligently for her clients. I wouldn't hesitate to refer someone to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a great person and as they say "good people make great lawyers"."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hall is the consummate professional. At every legal step she works diligently to fulfill her client's needs."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been blessed with the opportunity to know Shannon for several years now. I can say without hesitation that she is one of the most caring, driven, and devoted attorneys I have had the pleasure to be colleagues with. Shannon is highly driven, has strong attention to detail, and possesses a wide knowledge of the law. Those elements combined make her an excellent advocate for her clients. Being a good family law attorney takes more than just knowledge of the law-- it takes an ability to be compassionate and understanding of the client's feelings, needs, and desires. Shannon has the ability to listen to her clients and to help them create a solid plan to resolve the issues. Shannon has the experience, knowledge, compassion and drive that clients need. She is a great attorney and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent attorney."
General practice Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is extremely organized, intelligent and friendly. I would recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon Hall is an excellent attorney. Her clients would do well to place their trust in her."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hall's posts here consistently demonstrate a solid knowledge of the law and an appreciation for the problems that litigants may face when navigating it. I would not hesitate to refer clients to her."
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