Roy Shannon
Partner

Roy Shannon is a founding partner at Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP where he represents clients in Real Estate and Business Transactions, as well as Civil/Commercial Litigation.

Roy’s Real Estate practice involves representing clients in all levels of real estate transactions, land use proceedings, eminent domain, condemnation proceedings, commercial landlord-tenant issues, construction defects, and all aspects of real estate litigation.

His Business practice includes representing individuals and businesses in entity formations, transactions (consolidation, acquisition, sales of assets, sale of business, and dissolution), fiduciary responsibilities, corporate governance, business litigation (shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and valuation difference), and dispute resolution.

Roy has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels. He appears on behalf of clients in administrative and regulatory proceedings. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolutions proceedings: arbitration and mediation.

Prior to entering private practice, Roy served as Clerk of the Court for the U.S.C.G Court of Criminal Appeals for three years. Roy is a native of the Washington area, where he attended St. Johns College H.S. He currently lives Alexandria with his wife and their five children (1st-9th grade). Roy spends his time outside the office maximizing his free time coaching/watching youth sports, attending/volunteer at school and community activities, and enjoying family road trips.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

  • Catholic University of America
  • George Mason University School of Law

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Chair, Alexandria Community Services Board (2014-2019)
  • Member, Alexandria Community Services Board (2009-2019)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Real Property Section, Business Section, & Litigation Section)
  • Virginia Bar Association (Real Estate Section, Business Section, & Civil Ligation Section)
  • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Attorney Roundtable
  • Alexandria Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, Top Rated Lawyer for Real Estate, Virginia – 2021
  • Pro Bono Co-Counsel of the Year Award, Legal Services of Northern Virginia – 2020
  • Legal Elite, Real Estate/Land Use, Virginia Business Magazine – 2020
  • Top Lawyer, Northern Virginia Magazine – 2019
  • Top Attorneys, Real Estate, Arlington Magazine – 2019

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Trial Tactics– June 2013
    Opening Statements and Direct Examinations
  • Litigating Disputes Over Easements and Restrictive Covenants– April 2014
    – Investigation: What Crucial Evidence Are You Looking For?
    – Drafting Descriptions and Agreements to Avoid Disputes
    – Case Law Update
  • Landlord-Tenant Law in Virginia– September 2014
    – Panel Discussion
  • Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law– July 2015
    – Challenging or Appealing an Administrative Zoning Decision
  • Real Estate Litigation in Virginia– May 2016
    – Litigation Issues Arising in Real Estate Transactions
    – Pretrial Considerations in Real Estate Litigation
  • Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Zoning and More– July 2016
    – Analyze the Land Subdivision Process
  • Land Use and Zoning Law– July 2017
    – Planning Board/Zoning Board of Appeal Hearings and Challenging Adverse Decisions
  • Road and Easement Law from A to Z– April 2018
    – An Easement Case – Litigation and Trial Preparation