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Shannon Hutcheson

Shannon Hutcheson



Whether it be for the firm's financial services clients or employment law clients, Shannon is known for her strategic advice that never loses sight of the business objectives. As one client said, Shannon is "always spot-on, practical, and efficient. She comes up with creative solutions that avoid costly litigation but, if litigation is the endgame, then she is the lawyer you want."

Shannon divides her time between advising the firm's financial services clients, overseeing the firm's AAA consumer dispute docket, and advising the firm's employment law clients on complex compliance issues. Being Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Shannon is often called on to conduct independent investigations, lead employment-related litigation or tackle the most vexing employment law problems for the firm's clients.

After law school, Shannon practiced as a commercial litigator with the global firm of Baker Botts LLP for over twelve years before launching a solo practice and then co-founding Hutcheson Bowers LLLP in 2011.

Shannon loves fundraising for her favorite causes and political candidates, and serving on nonprofit and professional boards of directors. She and her family bleed burnt orange and you can often find them at University of Texas sporting events cheering on the Horns.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D., with honors – 1996
    • Order of the Coif
  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas
    • B.A., with departmental honors – 1993
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in Litigation – Labor and Employment AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell
  • Labor & Employment Law Star, South, Benchmark Litigation
  • Law Firm of the Year, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (2014)

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law, Employment Agreements and Covenants Not to Compete (2014-2019)
  • “Have Staff Shortages Become the New Normal Post-COVID,” Texas Ad Valorem Tax Conference (2022)
  • “COVID & the Workplace in 2021: An Employment Law Primer on Vaccines and Returning to the Office,” Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (2021)
  • “The Texas Citizen Participation Act,” University of Texas Annual Technology Conference (2019)
  • Organized Full-Day CLE: “The Path to Justice: Guidance from the Trenches” (2018)
  • Organized Full-Day CLE: “Legal Ethics and Texas Legal Practice: Persisting Principles, New Realities” (2016)
  • Organized Full-Day CLE: “Emerging Trends in the Federal Courts,” (2015)
  • “The New and the Old in the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act,” State Bar of Texas, Business Disputes CLE (2015)
  • “Agencies Run Amuck: Defending Against Federal Investigations,” State Bar of Texas, Business Disputes CLE (2014)
  • “Attorney Eyes Only: Confidentiality and Protective Orders in Business Litigation,” State Bar of Texas, Business Disputes CLE (2013)
  • “Arbitration: The Pros & Cons and the How-to’s,” University of Texas Annual Legal Conference; Texas Association of Business Symposium (2012)

Professional Associations

  • Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Bar Fellows, Life Member
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Travis County Women Lawyer’s Foundation (2018-present)
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Committee (2022)
  • Austin College Lawyer Alumni Association, President & Board Member (2013-2015)
  • University of Texas School of Law Technology Law Conference, Planning Committee (2015-2018)

Community Involvement

  • Austin Children’s Shelter, Board of Directors,
    • Member (2013)
    • Secretary (2014)
  • SAFE Austin, Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • Women of Hope, Founding Member (2013-present
  • Austin Women’s Invest to Elect, Steering Committee (2017-present
  • Center for Reproductive Rights, Texas Leadership Council (2018-present)
  • Annie’s List, Annual Luncheon Committee, Steering Committee Member (2018-2019)

Past Positions

  • Baker Botts L.L.P., Austin, Texas, Associate