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George A. Shannon, Jr.




George Shannon’s practice involves national trial practice specializing in defense of claims against companies relating to the acts of their subsidiaries and other affiliates. Mr. Shannon also represents clients in corporate governance, finance, real estate, breach of contract and related matters.

Mr. Shannon concentrates his practice in the representation of HCA Inc. and Health Management Associates, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a high volume of cases around the United States relating to corporate structure and defense issues. Mr. Shannon has also represented numerous financial institutions in Houston, Texas in finance and restructuring work.

Mr. Shannon is married to his wife of 44 years, Cecille. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Mr. Shannon enjoys reading, golfing, and community activities.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Mr. Shannon has been selected on a continuing basis for 30 years for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the fields of Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.

  • Mr. Shannon was selected as a ’2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation’ by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. Recipients of the award. given by American Lawyer Media, a leading provider of news and information in the legal industry, and Martindale-Hubbell™, will be featured in the 2013 December issues of The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel.

  • Mr. Shannon was named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Texas for years 2003 – 2010. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers, an organization of lawyers and media that judges attorneys on top performance and integrity. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Published & Unpublished Cases

  • Encore Bank, N.A. v. Bank of Am., N.A., 918 F. Supp. 2d 633 (S.D. Tex. 2013)

  • Barker v. King, No. 2:07-0815, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20421 (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 13, 2008)

  • Smith v. HCA, Inc., 183 Fed. Appx. 854 (11th Cir. 2006), aff’g No. 3:03-CV-754-J-99TEM, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47950 (M.D. Fla. July 26, 2005)

  • In re SavaSeniorCare, LLC, No. 04-05-00466-CV, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 5391, (Tex. App.—San Antonio July 13, 2005)

  • HealthOne, Inc. v. Columbia Wesley Med. Ctr., 93 F. Supp. 2d 1152 (D. Kan. 2000)

Publications, Presentations, and Speeches

  • “Usury Issues” (Houston Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education)

  • “Construction Contracts” (State Bar of Texas, Advanced Real Estate Course, and University of Texas Mortgage Lending Institute)

  • “Mechanics and Materialmen’s Liens” (University of Texas Mortgage Lending Institute)

  • “Workouts and Lender Liability” (various banking organizations)

  • “Drafting Foreclosure Documents” (University of Houston Law Center Program on Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closings)

  • “Getting Started,” Corporations and Partnerships Seminar

  • (National Education Network)

  • “Applicability of FIRREA’s Six-Year Statute of Limitations to Assignees’ of the FDIC” (Houston Commercial Finance Lawyers’ Forum)

  • “Landlord/Tenant: Landlord’s Duty to Mitigate Damages” (Houston Real Estate Lawyers’ Council) “Take It or Leave It Lending Documents-Top Ten Issues” (13th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, South Texas College of Law)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Greater Houston Elder, Christ the King Presbyterian Church

  • Member, College of Biblical Studies Cabinet

  • Former City Councilman, City of Hunters Creek, Texas

  • Former Deacon, Bethel Independent Presbyterian Church

  • Former Director and Coach, Post Oak Pony League

  • Five-year Member of Board of Directors of Memorial Drive Country Club; acted as Secretary, Executive Vice President and President of Club during different periods

  • Former Area Director and Coach, Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association Baseball Program Former President, Director and Speakers’ Chairman, River Oaks Breakfast Club

  • Member, Houston Country Club

  • Former Director, InterFirst Bank SW Houston, N.A.

  • Former Member, Kinkaid and Memorial Area Young Life

George A. Shannon, Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Banking

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance Defense

  • Insurance Litigation