Shannon Hayes Appointed King's Counsel


Lawson Lundell is pleased to announce that Shannon K. Hayes, a senior litigation and dispute resolution partner, has been appointed King’s Counsel (KC) for 2024. The King's Counsel designation recognizes lawyers with exceptional contributions to the legal profession and public life. Shannon is one out of only 103 appointed lawyers in Alberta.

“I am very honoured to receive this appointment. I am grateful to belong to such an interesting profession and a collegial bar, many of whom provided guidance and inspiration to me along the way,” said Shannon.

Since her admission to the Alberta bar in 2004, Shannon has played a major role in the Alberta legal industry and has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and acted in many private arbitrations.

Shannon Hayes practices commercial litigation and arbitration and is the Leader of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group in Calgary. She is approaching 20 years of practice in dispute resolution and has a broad range of experience on commercial dispute matters. Clients regularly request Shannon to act on complex contractual and business tort disputes. Shannon is known for creative and think outside-the-box solutions to achieve her client’s goals in the most practical way.

Shannon is recognised by Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500, and as a Thomson Reuters “Stand-out Lawyer”.

Congratulations to Shannon and all of the 2024 recipients for this honourable distinction.


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