How Not To Screw Up An Appeal Before You Get To The Court of Appeals
In this webinar, Shannon discusses common errors made at the trial court level that makes civil appeals more difficult. She covers concepts like preservation of error, waiver, important Rules of Appellate Procedure, and evidentiary issues that could arise.
Over the last 12+ years, Shannon Kilpatrick has handled both trial and appellate cases on behalf of plaintiffs involving wrongful death, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, government liability, and others. Shannon is also an arbitrator for King, Snohomish, and Kitsap county superior courts. Shannon started her career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Debra L. Stephens at the Washington Supreme Court.
Shannon serves on the Board of Governors for the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and has since 2013. She served as chair of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Court Rules & Procedures Committee from 2015-2018 and a member of that Committee from 2011-2015. From 2017-18 she was appointed to the WSBA Civil Litigation Rules Drafting Task Force. From 2011-2012, she served on the WSBA Admission to Practice Rules Task Force.
Shannon has authored articles and been an invited speaker at more than a dozen seminars on the topics of insurance law, tort law, ethics, civil procedure, and appellate issues. She is Co-Editor of the WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation Desk Book, published in 2018. From 2012-2019 Washington Super Lawyers selected her as a Rising Star.
When not experiencing a global pandemic, Shannon and her husband love traveling and rooting for Seattle sports teams—some years more than others. They are Mariners’ season ticket holders and long-suffering fans. They live in Duvall with their cat, Hannah. Shannon also serves on the Board of Directors for Homeward Pet Adoption Center, a rescue and shelter for cats and dogs in Woodinville where she also volunteers in the cat room.