Shannon H. Hutcheson

Top rated employment & labor attorney in Austin, Texas

Hutcheson Bowers LLLP
Shannon H. Hutcheson
Hutcheson Bowers LLLP

Practice Areas: Employment & labor, Banking, Employment litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1996

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008, 2012

Hutcheson Bowers LLLP

1301 South Mopac Expressway
Suite 430
Austin, TX 78746 Visit website


Shannon H. Hutcheson is a founding member of Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP. She has spent almost two decades serving companies in a wide range of business law cases in Austin, Texas, and across the rest of America. She primarily handles cases related to banking and employment law. Most of these cases involve consumer disputes and contract disputes. She does not, however, represent businesses in cases related to discrimination employment.

Ms. Hutcheson started her college education at Austin College, where she graduated top of her class. She then completed her law degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. In 1996, she graduated with honors. This resulted in her election into the Order of the Coif. That same year, she became admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Hutcheson is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western federal districts. She also became board-certified with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law.

Prior to starting her law firm, Ms. Hutcheson spent 12 years working in business law and employment law at a boutique firm. Her experience involves investigating workplace complaints related to misconduct and even fraud. While most of the companies she works with are right here in Texas, her clients have also been as far-flung as Denver, New York and London.

Over the years, Ms. Hutcheson has also dedicated her time to serving her community through several organizations. These include the Center for Reproductive Rights, Austin Children’s Shelter and Austin Women Invest to Elect.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employer, Banking, Employment litigation: defense, General litigation

Focus areas

Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Employment law - employer, Litigation, Restraining order

  • 40% Employment & labor: employer
  • 30% Banking
  • 20% Employment litigation: defense
  • 10% General litigation

First Admitted: 1996, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background:
  • Austin College, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 1993
  • Benchmark Litigation, Star, 2018
  • Our firm was honored for our work to advance the role of women in the legal profession., Law Firm of the Year, Travis County Women Lawyer's Association, 2014
  • Member, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, 2014
  • Received AV Preeminent rating from peers via Martindale Hubble., AV Rated Preeminent, Martindale Hubble, 2010
  • Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law, 1996
  • 318 F.Supp.3d 983, 2018
  • 2016 WL 8673850, 2016
  • 2016 WL 10827720, 2016
  • 2016 WL 7443181, 2016
  • 2017 WL 8894641, 2017
  • 2017 WL 8185479, 2017
  • 2017 WL 8181004, 2017
  • 2017 WL 7905488, 2017
  • 2018 WL 2427376, 2018
  • 2019 WL 1317790, 2019
  • 2019 WL 2588512, 2019
  • 318 F.Supp.3d 983, 2018
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board certified in Labor & Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. , 2018
White Papers:
  • Presented to an industry conference on navigating the regulatory and legislative rules around COVID., Navigating COVID In the Healthcare Workplace, Healthcare, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Travis County Women Lawyer's Foundation. , 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presented to VLS members regarding vaccine mandates and other vaccine-related employment issues., Presenter and Author, Covid19 Vaccines and the Workplace, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, 2021
  • Organized the 2018 Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium and CLE, which included bringing the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to Austin College to hold oral argument. , CLE Organizer, "The Path to Justice: Guidance from the Trenches", Austin College, 2018
  • Organized Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium and CLE. , CLE Organizer, "Legal Ethics and Texas Legal Practice: Persisting Principles, New Realities, Austin College, 2016
  • Spoke at the Business Disputes CLE regarding the Uniform Trade Secrets Act., Speaker and author, The New and the Old in the Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Spoke on defending against federal investigations at the Business Disputes CLE., Speaker and author, Agencies Run Amuck: Defending Against Federal Investigations, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Spoke on confidentiality and protective orders at the Business Disputes CLE., Speaker and author, Attorney Eyes Only: Confidentiality and Protective Orders in Business Litigation, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Presented on arbitration at the UT Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference. , Speaker and Author, Arbitration: The Pro's and Con's and the How-to's, The University of Texas School of Law, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Represent claimant in Travis County District Court in appeal of denial of unemployment benefits. Claimant was referred to me by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas., 2021
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2021
  • Founding Member, Women of Hope, which is a "philanthropic group of women who have come together around their common interest in making the world a better place for abused and neglected children and youth served" through SAFE Austin., 2021
  • Texas Leadership Council Member, The Center for Reproductive Rights., 2021
  • Candidate for U.S. Congress, 10th Congressional District, 2020
  • Represented claimants in appeal of alleged overpayment of benefits received from TWC during pandemic. Claimants were referred to me by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas., 2020
  • Represented multiple claimants in appeals of denial of unemployment claim., 2020
  • Served as advisor to Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas on unemployment and other employment-related issues during the pandemic., 2020
  • Represented student loan borrower defrauded by for-profit college in contentious litigation against the Department of Justice and Secretary of Education DeVos. Took case through VLS of Central Texas., 2019
  • Annie's List, member Annual Luncheon Committee; Steering Committee Member., 2019
  • Served as member of Board of Directors of SAFE Austin. , 2018
  • Member, University of Texas Law Austin Steering Committee, 2015
  • Austin College Lawyer Alumni Association, President., 2015
Representative Clients:
  • Represented the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in wage discrimination lawsuit., 2015

Office location for Shannon H. Hutcheson

1301 South Mopac Expressway
Suite 430
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 737-248-1315


1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2008, 2012

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Labor and Employment Law

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