Shannon Fellin


    Shannon concentrates her practice exclusively in workers' compensation, representing trucking companies, restaurants, construction companies, candy manufacturers, boroughs/municipalities, colleges, hospitals, agricultural businesses, distribution centers and staffing agencies in all manner of matters related to workers' compensation. She takes a hands-on approach to working with clients, actively engaging them in an open dialogue regarding topical issues relevant to their business. Shannon works closely with employers to develop policies and procedures to reduce workers' compensation exposure and to educate them on the Workers' Compensation Act.

    Shannon also devotes a portion of her practice to representing boroughs and municipalities. She works together with their solicitors and actuaries to coordinate case strategy and to reach the best outcome for the employer.

    In recognition of her exemplary work as a defense attorney, Shannon was recognized as Pennsylvania's "Lawyer of the Year" for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers in Harrisburg for 2022 and 2024. To read more about this honor, click here

    Shannon graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware, where she was also admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In 1996, she received her juris doctor from The Dickinson School of Law. Following law school, Shannon served as a law clerk for several Workers' Compensation Judges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, she was an associate attorney litigating workers' compensation and social security cases.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Workers' Compensation Bench and Bar Best Practices 2023, Pennsylvania Bar Association, April 27, 2023

    What Do You Want From Your Defense Attorney?, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 18, 2018

    Best Practices to Avoid Common Workers' Compensation Mistakes, Lorman Education Services webinar, June 29, 2017

    Back on the Job! Returning Injured Workers To Gainful Employment, Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania Fall Conference, October 27, 2015

    Top Mistakes in Workers' Compensation, Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association, January 20, 2015

    Impact of Positive Drug Results on Workers' Compensation Cases, Keystone Case Management, April 17, 2013

     A Work Injury from A to Z, Keystone Case Management, April 4, 2012

    Workers' Compensation from an Employer's Perspective, Susquehanna Human Resources Management Association, Lewisburg, PA, March 20, 2012

    PA Forms, Petitions and Case law, Sedgwick CMS, July 7, 2011

    Workers' Compensation and the Employer, Marshall Dennehey workshop, April 30, 2010

    Case Law Updates and Use of Vocational Testimony in Workers' Compensation Cases, Coventry, September 30, 2008

    Top Ten Mistakes Made by Adjusters, School Claims Services, December 7, 2007

    Legal Updates, Cambridge, September 19, 2007

    WC Skit and Case Updates, PMA Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg, March 29, 2007

    Employment Law & Workers' Compensation Update, MD Employment Law Seminar at Hershey Antique Car Museum, July 28, 2006

    Workers' Compensation 101, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, June 15, 2006

    Subrogation, Credits and Offsets, Murray Insurance, February 16, 2006

    Legal Updates (PA), Gallagher Bassett, January 11, 2006

    Trends in Pennsylvania Law, Sedgwick CMS, October 28, 2005

    Judge's Unplugged, moderator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation Seminar, May 20, 2005

    Case Law Updates, Liberty Mututal, July 15, 2005

    Case Law Updates, Liberty Mutual, July 23, 2004

    PA Forms, Petitions and Appeals, Sedgwick CMS, March 19, 2004

    Case Law Updates, School Claims Services, June 13, 2003

    Published Works

    “Quasi Expansion of Employers’ Premises by Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” Defense Digest, Vol. 26, No. 1, March 2020

    “Claimant’s Counsel Must Refund Erroneously Granted Attorneys’ Fees,” Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017

    "Controlling Medical Costs in PA Workers' Compensation Claims," PRIME Watch, the PennPRIME Liability and Workers' Compensation Trust Newsletter, Fall 2014

    "How Employers Can Assist With the Mediation Process," Prime Watch Newsletter, Summer 2013

    "Avoid Post-Settlement Surprises by Carefully Drafting Settlement Documents," Defense Digest, Volume 19, No. 2, June 2013

    "How Employers Can Assist in the Investigation and Defense of Workers’ Compensation Claims," Prime Watch Newsletter, Fall 2012

    "Notice This: the Commonwealth Court Relaxes the Requirements for the Notice of Ability to Return to Work Form (LIBC-757)," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010

    Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University (J.D., 1996)
    University of Delaware (B.A., cum laude, 1992)
    Honors & awards
    The Best Lawyers in America®, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers; Harrisburg "Lawyer of the Year" Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2022, 2024
    Best Lawyers, Central Penn Business Journal
    Associations & memberships
    Dauphin County Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Year joined