With many years of experience as a workers' compensation defense attorney representing employers, carriers and third party administrators throughout California, Shannon Lang is highly experienced in all aspects of defending claims. Hundreds of depositions, innumerable doctor cross examinations and an untold number of trials have prepared her to investigate, litigate, and resolve virtually any issue faced by her clients. Similarly, the fact that she has practiced throughout California has prepared her to deal with particular idiosyncrasies of each WCAB district office.
Ms. Lang likes to take a practical and common-sense approach to cases which is often neglected in the practice of law. She handles communication with clients as an engaging and interactive process, one that is necessary to achieve a successful outcome. During the COVID pandemic, she has been particularly successful in building relationships with clients, as well as opposing counsel, codefendants and other parties involved in her cases, proving that professional connections can be developed and maintained, even during changing times.
The COVID pandemic has provided the opportunity to practice at various other WCAB locations outside Salinas & San Jose, where Ms. Lang has been primarily focused in recent years. Ms. Lang enjoys the variety. She likes the “small town” feel of some Boards, where over the past few years she has gained a reputation as a sincere and thoughtful attorney who works to get to the bottom of the legal issue and resolve it. She has been able to build critical relationships in her small workers’ compensation community during recent years. Ms. Lang appreciates the communication and relational aspect of workers’ compensation defense.
Ms. Lang enjoys exploring the Monterey Coast & being close to the ocean. Additional interests include music and reading, and spending time with her extended family.
Education & Memberships
1999 Whittier Law School (Whittier, CA) Juris Doctor
1996 Washington State University (Seattle, WA) Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice / Minor in Sociology)