Shannon L. Snider - Walla


  • location icon Houston, TX
    24 Greenway Plaza
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77046

Shannon L. Snider-Walla is an associate in the Houston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She prides herself in being an experienced defense litigator, specializing in insurance defense, maritime, and employment litigation. She is admitted to the State Bars of Washington and Texas, and received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Texas and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, Shannon served as a Senior Staff Member of the Pepperdine Law Review, and also interned for the Federal Trade Commission. Shannon completed her legal education in Seattle, Washington clerking for the King County Superior Court. Following graduation, Shannon clerked for the Honorable J. Robin Hunt at the Washington Court of Appeals.

While at the Court of Appeals, Shannon discovered her interest in maritime law, employment law, and insurance defense. Following her clerkship, she began working for a maritime and employment law firm specializing in serving the needs of maritime employers. She became an active member of the Puget Sound Marine Claims Association and the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle.

After several years working in a law firm, Shannon accepted an in-house position with Trident Seafoods, the largest seafood company in North America, where she frequently traveled to Alaska handling all manner of employment-related matters such as EEOC complaints, wage and hour issues, harassment investigations, I-9 Employment Verification audits, OFCCP audits, and general employee grievances.

In 2010, Shannon returned to her hometown area of Houston, Texas, where she has honed her practice to be particularized to the needs of Gulf Coast-based businesses and their carriers. She brings a logical approach to her practice in achieving an efficient and economical solution for her clients. Shannon believes that the best approach to solving her clients’ problems is to understand each client’s unique goals and concerns, and then fashion an approach that best serves those goals and concerns.


  • Securing Rights Against Vessel or Maritime Property and Relief Therefrom, Port Bureau News, Greater Houston Port Bureau Association, April 2015
  • Sorting out the Mess: International Smuggling Schemes, Foreign Policy, and a Little Thing Called Justice, Across Borders: Gonzaga International Law Journal 2006

Professional Presentations

  • Legal Developments in the Use of Criminal History Information During the Hiring Process, Houston Association of Human Resources Professionals, September 2013
  • Utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation Experts to Challenge Damages Claims, Puget Sound Marine Claims Association, March 2009
  • Recent Updates in Maritime Law: Punitive Damages, Puget Sound Marine Claims Association, August 2007




Southern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Western District of Washington


Pepperdine University School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of Texas, Austin

Bachelor of Science, Communications

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