ShannonShannon E. Payne is a graduate of the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri, with a minor in Hispanic Studies and a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies.

As an undergrad, Shannon interned at, and later worked for, Legal Advocates for Abused Women, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. While in law school, Shannon volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Los Angeles Dependency Court’s CASA program. Since her admission to the California State Bar in 2013, Shannon’s practice is limited to the area of family law and litigation.

Shannon currently volunteers with the L.A. County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project and the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law.