This month, we are honored to present the Military Matters #ProBonoSpotlight to Shannon Sorensen, partner at Lawson Norris Sorensen, LLC. She focuses her practice exclusively on family law and she believes it is a greatly underserved need in our community, especially for our veterans and military service members. She tirelessly advocates for her clients to ensure the best possible outcome for the parents and the children involved. Shannon shared, "It all comes back to what Whitney Houston said: Children are our future and healthy parents lead to healthy children."
Shannon has never served in the military, but her brother is currently a major in the National Guard and served 18 months in Afghanistan and she is extremely grateful to all who have served and sacrificed. "The families of our service men and women often sacrifice the most. Their service begins when the military service ends," Shannon said. Volunteering with Military Matters is her way of saying thank you and helping these families see the glimmer of hope of a better life. She also serves on the board of Empowering Parents, Inc. and is actively involved with the Volunteer Attorney Project.
When she isn't in the office or courtroom, Shannon is an exercise enthusiast and enjoys running, skiing, golf, and has recently taken up triathlon events. She would like to learn how to knit, but freely admits to her inability to sit still long enough. She lives by the philosophy we should "shine light on what we want to grow. Focus on the positives, even in the most negative circumstances."
We thank you, Shannon, for your support of KCMBF's #MilitaryMatters !
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