Yi Shen

Yi Shen is an associate attorney at Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP where he focuses his practice on Civil/Commercial Litigation, Construction & Real Estate matters, Business Law and Wills, Trusts & Estates matters.

After being born in Taiwan, Yi and his family moved to Richmond, Virginia for the remainder of his formative years.  Yi’s fondness of the area and strong ties to family kept him close for both undergraduate and law school. While attending law school, Yi served as a member of the Catholic University Law Review, the Environmental Law Society, Chancellor of the Moot Court Association and research assistant for Professor Marshall Breger.

Since joining the private practice, Yi gained experience in both litigation and transactional law across a broad range of practice areas, making him an asset to any team at Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP.  Yi’s litigation experience includes motions practice, managing discovery, and serving as second chair in civil matters, including breach of contract, real estate, trusts & estates, probate and commercial instruments.  In the transactional arena, he assists clients with preparing documents related to business organization & licensing, real estate, negotiating contracts, probate and trusts & estates.

When Yi is away from the office, he enjoys basketball, both playing and spectating (go Wizards!), making chili, and almost finishing crossword puzzles.  Finally, it cannot go without mentioning that, although he did not win the lottery to appear on the show, Yi did try out and qualify to be a contestant on Jeopardy!

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Design Professional
  • Estate & Trusts
  • Business

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia (pending)
  • Maryland (pending)


  • University of Maryland, University College
  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Hogar Immigration Services, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington

Awards & Recognitions

  • Jeffrey Moreland Scholar Award Recipient
  • Dean’s Academic Fellow – 2015-2017

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Author, Is OSHA or VOSH Stepping up their PPE Game? PPE Regulations & Guidelines in the COVID-19 Era, Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts News, Issue No. 77, Fall 2020