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    Shannon Hays

    Shannon Hays offers proven expertise in trial and appellate litigation, in both federal and state courts. Her practice areas include appellate matters, general negligence, products liability, business torts and aviation. Since coming to PayneMitchell Law Group, Shannon has had a winning record of drafting numerous successful briefs before both federal and state trial courts and appellate courts, including a successful brief in an appellate matter before the Wyoming Supreme Court overturning a lower court’s decision and a successful motion for new trial in a Texas state court matter.

    Prior to joining PayneMitchell Law Group, Shannon held positions at the law firms of Vinson & Elkins LLP and Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson LLP). At these firms, she represented a diverse array of clients, litigating a variety of employment claims, insurance coverage disputes, civil RICO claims, securities fraud cases, contractual disputes and other complex commercial disputes.

    Her background also includes serving as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In this capacity, she provided legal recommendations to the judges on dispositions of motions and briefs covering a broad range of matters. Her responsibilities also included drafting orders and judgments for publication.

    Shannon earned a B.A. summa cum laude from Baylor University and a J.D. with honors (Order of the Coif) from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where she served as a member of the Texas Law Review. She is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, the District of Columbia Bar, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association.

    Contact Shannon at or 214.252.1888.

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