Shannon Bell has years of trial experience in state and federal courts, including jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary and procedural hearings. Shannon litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues, with a specialization in construction. Shannon’s construction experience extends from contract negotiations, to mechanic’s lien collection and defense, to defense of construction claims against architects and engineers in public and private construction projects.
She has also represented individuals and companies in dealing with claims arising out of officer shareholder liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions. Some of Shannon’s notable case achievements include obtaining a non-dischargeable judgment of over a million dollars on a mechanic’s lien claim; proving violation of the Colorado Trust Fund; part of trial team obtaining total defense judgment on claims over $4,000,000 associated with piercing the corporate veil; jury verdict finding in favor of client on breach of fiduciary duty; and numerous grants of summary judgment resolving all claims in her clients’ favor.
Experienced and highly versatile, Shannon believes in educating her clients to assist them through the litigation process and help them make strategic, cost-efficient decisions.
Shannon is routinely invited to industry events and often lectures on broad array of commercial litigation issues including key contract clauses, liquidated damages, venue and jurisdiction issues, discovery issues, ethical issues in the tripartite relationship, and overcoming hurdles in bankruptcy.
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