Shannon L. Morrissey

Shannon L. Morrissey
Sacramento, CA
P: 916.319.4671

About Shannon

Shannon Morrissey is an associate in the firm’s Environmental practice group. She has experience with permitting, transactional and natural resources matters. Shannon currently serves as the Associates Committee Representative for the Stoel Rives’ California offices, and is the Secretary for the Executive Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section.

Prior to joining the firm, Shannon was a summer associate (2014) and law clerk (2014-2015) with Stoel Rives LLP and an extern for the State Water Resources Control Board (2014) and the Attorney General, Public Rights Division (2013), in Sacramento, California. She also conducted research and composed summaries of environmental issues covering water policy, air quality and energy and natural resource issues for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Birmingham, Alabama (2013).

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  • Successfully challenged city’s imposition of development impact fees at industrial facility, and advised client in city administrative proceedings.
  • Conducted due diligence and permit review for financing opinions for large solar developments.
  • Provide advice on various matters related to water rights and water supply under state law.
  • Advised client on various state and local compliance issues related to land use requirements for energy storage projects.
  • Advised client on various state and local compliance issues related to permitting requirements for recycling activities at industrial facility.
  • Defended major corporation in Clean Water Act citizen suit arising from concerns over storm water runoff at industrial facility.
  • Advised a major beverage company on zoning and alcohol permitting issues throughout the state of California.
  • Successfully represented pro bono clients in guardianship proceeding, and obtained approval for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in federal immigration proceeding. 
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • MetroEDGE Community Engagement Committee Member (current); Philanthropy Committee Member (2016)
  • Secretary and Executive Committee Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Editor, Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Member, Urban Land Institute

Civic Activities

  • Volunteer at Lawyers in the Library at the Sacramento County Public Law Library (VSLP)
  • Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento
  • Recreational runner for various 5Ks and half marathons, including the San Francisco Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon (2016), the Davis Turkey Trot benefitting A Change of Pace Foundation (2014), and the Big Sur Half Marathon (2013)
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