Member

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

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

Stites & Harbison Adds 19 To Atlanta Team From 2 Firms

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

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Georgia
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member

Firm Recruiting Committee, Member

Atlanta Office Recruiting Committee, Chair

Memberships
American Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Georgia, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Member At Large; Privacy and Cyberspace Law Section, Member
Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Member
Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Shannon was the Managing Partner of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell LLP, a Southeastern civil litigation law firm.

Accolades

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)

Sprinkle Best Law2023
Sprinkle Super Law
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Events

7th Annual Accounting Risk Management Seminar

Date: 10/26/22
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.

Brian A. Cromer, Matthew A. Gass (Matt), Jeffrey C. Hoffmeyer (Jeff), William M. Joseph (Bill), Johannes S. Kingma (Joe), Shannon M. Sprinkle, and John C. deMoulpied September 21, 2022
Press Releases

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
Events

Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit: Atlanta

Date: 9/14/22
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

Jennifer M. Guerra and Shannon M. Sprinkle June 27, 2022
Events

SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit

Date: 5/12/22
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Atlanta attorney Shannon Sprinkle will be a speaker at this Legal SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit on May 12, 2022.

Shannon M. Sprinkle April 25, 2022
Events

Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice

Date: 4/28/22
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.

Shannon M. Sprinkle April 12, 2022
Client Alerts

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.

by Shannon M. Sprinkle March 28, 2022
Articles

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.

by Jack Rodgers January 25, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Continues Expansion in Atlanta – Lands Commercial Litigation Team of 12 from Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell LLP

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys from Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP (CSKL), including named Partner Johannes S. Kingma, Managing Partner Shannon M. Sprinkle and General Counsel William D. Newcomb, have joined Stites & Harbison’s Atlanta office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 24, 2022