Shannon L. Clark

Shannon L. Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
 | 2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602)530-8400
Fax: 602-530-8500
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    After graduating in the top ten percent of my Duke Law School class, I served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder on the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.  Since joining the firm in 2000, I have served as an integral member of an elite plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death practice.  I was elected to shareholder status in five years time, two years ahead of my peers.  With partners and on my own, I have handled some of Arizona's highest profile cases of the last two decades and have recovered over $250,000,000 for my clients through verdicts, judgments, arbitration awards, and negotiated settlements.  In addition to being continuously selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Plaintiff's Personal Injury by Southwest Super Lawyers, I have been recognized by my peers as one of the Best Lawyers In America in the area of personal injury litigation, appellate practice, product liability litigation and professional malpractice litigation.  I've been selected as a Fellow in the prestigious trial lawyer groups International Society of Barristers and Litigation Counsel of America.

    About Shannon Clark

    Admitted: 1999, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (AFLSE), Top Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2018
    • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012-2017
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, 2014-2020
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Arizona, 2016
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice, 2016-2020; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2012-2020; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2020; Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, 2020
    • Order of the Coif, Duke University School of Law, 1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2001
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1999
    • Arizona Bar, 1999

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Member, Board of Directors (2004-Present), President of the Board of Directors (2010-11), Chairman, Annual Campaign (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, E Sign of the Times: New Law Puts Legal Force into Electronic Signatures, NewsLedger, 2001
    • Frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education programs involving personal injury and wrongful death practice areas.


    • Successfully represented dozens of tread separation/rollover accident victims in product liability cases against Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Bridgestone Corporation.Member of team representing victims of fuel-fed fires caused by rear-impact collisions in Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors; helped cause Ford to spend $90,000,000 to improve safety of police vehicles.After a two-month trial, recovered record settlement for victims of elder abuse at a nursing home. Member of Trial Team for victims of motorcoach accident causing injury or death to 49 victims.  Handled virtually all varieties of personal injury cases, including product liability, motor vehicle accidents, dram shop actions, premises liability, elder abuse, commercial trucking, aviation and insurance bad faith. From 2001 – present, helped personal injury and wrongful death clients recover over $95,000,000 through trial, arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiation.

    Representative Clients:

    • Represented dozens of victims against Ford and Firestone arising from tread separation and Explorer rollover accidents., 2001
    • Represented widow of pilot killed during mid-air helicopter collision in wrongful death claims against air traffic controllers.
    • Represented numerous law enforcement officers and family members in claims against Ford Motor Company arising from defective fuel system design in Crown Victoria Police Interceptor., 2001
    • Represented family members of decorated Air Force retiree killed by taxi.
    • Represented numerous victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
    • Member of trial team for victims of ski bus accident in Mexican Hat Utah resulting in injury or death to 49 victims.
    • Represented child victims of sexual assault by teachers.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Represented victims of Sedona Sweat Lodge tragedy


    Educational Background:

    • Cornell University, Graduated with Distinction in All Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

    Industry Groups

    • Automotive Product Liability
    • Aviation
    • Elder Abuse
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Professional Liability
    • Sexual Abuse
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    Office Location for Shannon L. Clark

    2575 East Camelback Road
    Suite 1100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

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    Last Updated: 2/4/2020

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