Shannon M. Sprinkle
Shannon Sprinkle is a Member in the Atlanta office and has more than twenty years of diverse litigation experience in both state and federal courts. Shannon is frequently retained before litigation to help evaluate and control exposure to potential claims.
Shannon's core practice focuses on professional malpractice, real estate, and finance related claims. She regularly defends lawyers, accountants, agents, brokers, and other professionals in malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud claims. Shannon’s extensive professional malpractice background allows her to provide clients with valuable risk management advice and consultation to prevent claims, mitigate exposure and risk, and to respond to licensing, review boards, or other professional governing body inquiries.
Shannon also serves as an outside general counsel for numerous professional service firms, advising on employment issues, employment contracts, and data and privacy breach claims, amongst many other issues. Shannon frequently litigates in these same fields as well, securing many summary judgment, dispositive motion, or trial wins for professional service firms, lenders, and other companies defending employment cases, putative class action claims over alleged violations of consumer protection statutes, and more.
Shannon has also litigated a range of product liability claims, covering everything from recreational sporting equipment to truck and gas pump manufactured parts. She’s experienced in handling emergency response site investigations, evidence preservation and spoliation issues, and the myriad of expert issues that arise in product liability matters.
Cheating Clients/Lying Lawyers: A General Counsel's Dilemma
panelist, 22nd Annual LMRM Conference, Chicago, March 7–9, 2023
Incident Preparedness: Developing a Program to Respond to Security Incidents
Moderator, Data Security and Privacy Symposium, Atlanta, February 8, 2023
7th Annual Accounting Risk Management Seminar
presented by Stites & Harbison's Accounting Defense Team, Atlanta, GA, October 26, 2022
Diversity Matters - Driving Success in High-Level Decision Making Amongst Lawyers and Clients
Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit, Atlanta, September 14, 2022
Navigating the Intersection of Cyber and Professional Liability
SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit, May 12, 2022
Louisville law firm announces big growth in Atlanta
by Jason Thomas, Louisville Business First, January 27, 2022
Stites & Harbison Continues Expansion in Atlanta: Lands Commercial Litigation Team of 12 from Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell LLP
FranklinIs, January 25, 2022
19 Attorneys Move to Stites & Harbison, Rapidly Growing Atlanta Team
by Jacob Polacheck, Daily Report, January 25, 2022
Hot Topics in Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Atlanta Bar Association's By The Hour Series, May 1, 2021
Ethical Considerations for Business Lawyers
38th Annual Business Law Institute, Atlanta, October 31, 2019
Shannon Sprinkle and Dan Millman defeated ADA claims against a recruiting firm and a staffing company in Akins, v. Cella, Inc., 2022 WL 688847 (N.D. Ga. July 18, 2022) and Levins v. Connect Staffing, Inc., 2022 WL 2187109 (N.D. Ga. May 31, 2022). In both cases, the court agreed that the employers’ termination decisions were lawful and justified based on the employees’ actions.
Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member
Firm Recruiting Committee, Member
Atlanta Office Recruiting Committee, Chair
Tulane Law School
University of Florida
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Shannon was the Managing Partner of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell LLP, a Southeastern civil litigation law firm.
Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2023)
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2006-07, 2009-17)
The Daily Report, 25 Lawyers On the Rise (2016)
Data Security and Privacy Symposium
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Shannon Sprinkle and Sarah Spurlock will be speakers at this Atlanta Bar Association seminar being held February 8th.
7th Annual Accounting Risk Management Seminar
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
City Springs Conference Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Stites & Harbison's Accounting Defense Team will present this Accounting Risk seminar on October 26th at the City Springs Conference Center in Atlanta.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit: Atlanta
Time: 8:50 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta, GA (Venue TBA)
Atlanta office attorneys Shannon Sprinkle and Jennifer Guerra will be speakers at this event held in Atlanta on September 14, 2022
SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Atlanta attorney Shannon Sprinkle will be a speaker at this Legal SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit on May 12, 2022.
Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Livestream or In-Person at State Bar of Georgia, Bar Center, 104 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta office attorney Shannon Sprinkle will be a presenter at this State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar on April 28, 2022.
Key Takeaways from the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Conference
Stites & Harbison attorneys, Shannon Sprinkle and Peter Critikos, joined other cybersecurity stakeholders gathered a few blocks from the firm’s Atlanta office for the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy conference to exchange thoughts on the state of the industry and market developments. Shannon and Peter share their thoughts on some key highlights from those discussions. While geopolitical events have injected much uncertainty into the space, several trends have developed, which are unlikely to disappear anytime soon.
Stites & Harbison Adds 19 To Atlanta Team From 2 Firms
Law360 (January 24, 2022, 1:17 PM EST) -- Stites & Harbison PLLC has added 12 Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell LLP attorneys and all seven of Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP's attorneys to its Atlanta office, the firm recently announced.