Shannon Johnson is the founding attorney of the Law Offices of SK Johnson. Shannon has focused her practice area related to all criminal matters and claims for disability. After graduating summa cum laude from Utah State University, she attended Pepperdine University after having been granted the Dean’s Scholarship. During the final year of her education, she relocated to Washington DC to work at the Department of Justice in the Office of the Pardon Attorney.
As the first full-time law clerk at the Agency, she processed a majority of the requests from federal inmates requesting an early commutation (colloquially a pardon) of their sentence. She then made recommendations to the Pardon Attorney and later the President about the outcome of the request.
After graduation, she decided to stay in the DC area. She served as a Prosecuting Attorney in two counties in Virginia. During her time as a prosecutor, she handled many criminal matters. She has handled over 100 bench trails as a prosecutor. Her experience as a prosecutor includes handling all sorts of cases. Some of the types of cases she specializes in include:
She also served as a claims examiner for appeals counsel at the Social Security Administration. During her time as a Law Clerk for the Administrative Law Judges and the Appeals Officer, she received specialized training in this boutique area of law. She has insight into how to evaluate the validity of a claim, what factors are weighed most heavily by a judge and how to best argue a case before the Administrative Law Judges.