Shannon M. Sprinkle

Partner / Atlanta

Shannon Sprinkle is the Managing Partner of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP and a partner in the commercial litigation practice group.  She handles a wide variety of litigation matters in State and Federal Courts. Shannon regularly defends cases and claims alleging professional negligence, malpractice, wrongful death, and product liability.  Shannon is frequently retained before litigation to help evaluate and control exposure to potential claims and also represents clients before various licensing and review agencies.

For the past ten years, Shannon has focused her practice primarily on professional malpractice and real estate related claims.  She has substantial experience defending legal malpractice claims arising out of: litigation, family law, business organization, estate matters, real estate transactions, and commercial transactions.  She also frequently defends accounting malpractice claims involving: tax preparation, consulting, compilations, reviews, audits, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Shannon also defends law firms, lenders, and other businesses against individual and class-action claims for alleged violations of consumer protection statutes, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and others.  She also provides compliance and risk management advice in these areas, as well as data and privacy breach claims.

Shannon frequently participates in and speaks at seminars on professional ethics and malpractice, and has authored several papers targeted toward malpractice avoidance.  For several years she co-presented an annual risk management seminar for the insureds of a large national insurer.  Shannon annually attends several national professional malpractice conferences to keep abreast of emerging trends and legal developments.

From 2006-2007 and from 2009-2017, Shannon has been an honoree on the Georgia Rising Stars® list, voted by her peers as one of Atlanta’s best young lawyers.  In order to be honored on the Georgia Rising Stars list, an attorney must be age 40 or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Georgia are honored on the Georgia Rising Stars® list.  Shannon is a 2016 honoree in The Daily Report list of 25 lawyers who are “On the Rise.”