Shon Anne Cook

Top rated Family Law attorney in Muskegon, Michigan

Tabono Law
Shon Anne Cook
Tabono Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1994

Education: Creighton University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Tabono Law

3391 Merriam Street
Muskegon, MI 49444 Visit website


The founder of Tabono Law, Shon A. Cook now focuses her practice on divorce and other family law matters. From her firm's office in Muskegon, Michigan, she provides advice and counsel to clients throughout Western Michigan, including Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Mason and Manistee County. Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts since 1994, Ms. Cook is also admitted to practice in Iowa, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court.  Shon often refers to herself as the "Good Witch of the Law,", promoting the power of the law in the best possible ways, for her clients.

While Ms. Cook loves all areas of family law, she is a force in large asset and complicated divorce and family law actions.  She handles all stages of family law matters, whether it is preparing a prenuptial agreement, planning a divorce/separation, mediating before divorce or after, or litigating family law actions or post-judgment.  She also is a trained mediator and a trained collaborative law attorney and brings years of experience to litigation, negotiation and mediation tactics. Shon is a savvy attorney that works hard for all of her clients.  

Shon's bevvy of experience has earned her a great deal of recognition from her peers, including an “Excellent” peer-review rating through Avvo. A member of several professional organizations, Ms. Cook is frequently asked to train and educate fellow attorneys throughout the State of Michigan on family law issues. She is also a frequent contributor to the Michigan Family Law Journal and has authored for the Michigan Bar Journal. Shon's greatest legal accomplishment is the client satisfaction that she works so hard to obtain and her client reviews.  She truly cares about the outcome of cases for her clients.

Shon's hobbies include horses, gardening, writing and running.  She is the mother of three and loves all things outdoors.


Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1994, Michigan

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Educational Background:
  • Wartburg College, BA., 1991
  • Creighton School of Law, 1994
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member Representative Assembly State Bar of Michigan, 2009
  • Family Law Council, State Bar of Michigan
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States Supreme Court, 1999
  • Member of the Western District of the Federal Bar Association for the State of Michigan, 2020
  • Member/President of the Ottawa County Bar Association, 2020
  • Member Muskegon County Bar Association, 2020
  • Member Representative Assembly State of Michigan, 2008
  • Member Representative Assembly State of Michigan, 2007
  • Co-Editor of Michigan Family Law Journal, 2020
  • Muskegon County Bar President, 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This article dealt with the careful considerations of a mediator and the attorneys involved in the process to reach the best results., Co-Author, Taking the Mediation Road to the Intended Destination, Michigan Bar Journal, Attorneys In The State Of Michigan, 2019
  • This article focused on the Mediation Process, Author, "The 12 Steps of Mediation", The Michigan Family Law Journal, Family Law Attorneys In Michigan, 2015
  • This article discussed how every party and attorney makes decisions with a different process and at a different pace., Author, "Your Pace or Mine", Michigan Family Law Journal, Family Law Attorneys In Michigan, 2015
  • This article focuses on the responsibilities of a Mediator under Michigan Law., Author, "The Mediator Code", Michigan Family Law Journal, Family Law Attorneys In Michigan, 2016
  • This article focused on how Mediation will break down if parties and the attorneys are preparing for litigation rather than resolution., Author, "Why Mediation Doesn't Work", Michigan Family Law Journal, Family Law Attorneys In Michigan, 2017
  • This article shared stories of mediators that travel to unusual destinations to resolve cases, Author, "Mediation on the Road", Michigan Family Law Journal, Family Law Attorneys In Michigan, 2017
  • This article focused on the importance of mediators screening for domestic violence prior to mediations, Author, "Why the Domestic Violence Protocol Matters", Michigan Family Law Journal, Family Law Attorneys In Michigan, 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Presented at Family Law Institute on Marketing for Any Size Firm, 2020
  • Presenter Family Law Institute on Statutory Discovery Changes, 2019
  • Presenter at Mid-Winter Conference "Mini-Marketing", 2016
  • Presenter at ADR Mixer "Screening for Domestic Violence", 2018
  • Co-Presenter at Family Law Forum "Children Who Resist Parenting Time", 2018
  • Presented at the Mid-Summer Family Law Conference "Separate Property Update", 2018
  • Presented at the Family Law Institute "Representing Average Joe and Josephine", 2012
  • Presented at the Family Law Institute "Conducting Depositions After Discovery Reform", 2019
  • Presented at the Family Law Institute "Reforming Your Discovery Practice", 2018
  • Family Law Institute "Responsible Representation", 2017
  • Presented at the Family Law Institute "Introducing Evidence", 2016
  • Presented at the Family Law Institute "Effective Motion Practice", 2015
  • Presented at the Family Law Institute "Changing the Tides of Changing Custody", 2013
  • Presented at ICLE Family Law Institute "Grandparents, are their Rights Really Senior?", 2011
  • Presented on Marketing for the Frugal Practitioner for the Solo and Small Firm Institute Conference, 2010
  • Successfully completed three marathons, 2020
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Trained mediator since 2004. Collaboratively trained since 2018., 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Elected Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees, 2021
  • Wartburg College Alumni Board
  • Wartburg College Board of Regents, 2013
  • White Lake Area Softball Commissioner
  • YMCA
  • Ambucks
  • Whitehall School Board Secretary, 2019
  • Whitehall School Board Member, 2017
  • Whitehall School Board Member, 2018
  • Lebanon Lutheran Member Volunteer at Local Food Pantry, 2020

Office location for Shon Anne Cook

3391 Merriam Street
Muskegon, MI 49444

Phone: 231-894-0909


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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