• Shannon A. Nelson
  • Shareholder
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5946  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • Hudson, Wisconsin
  • 612-375-5946  direct dial
  • 715-808-8083   fax

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Shannon has accumulated a wealth of experience in civil litigation including premises liability, motor vehicle accident, personal injury, construction defect, subrogation, as well as workers’ compensation. 

Shannon is the Co-Chair of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association’s Motor Vehicle Accident Committee. In this role, she co-authored Preventing a Nuclear Attack: Recommended Strategies in Responding to Nuclear Verdict Tactics. She has given many presentations to insurance company clients, Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations, and has been a presenter at the Workers’ Compensation Institute. 

Do you have a motor vehicle accident or premises liability case in which the claimant was injured while in the course and scope of employment and also has a workers’ compensation claim? If yes, Shannon’s unique legal background makes her an excellent choice to defend both the workers’ compensation and civil action. She understands the nuances of both, and as a result, can more efficiently and effectively defend both cases.  

Shannon graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Dale B. Lindman.

She is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as federal district court.  

In her spare time, she enjoys biking, golfing, hiking, and listening to live music.


  • "Preventing a Nuclear Attack: Recommended Strategies in Responding to Nuclear Verdict Tactics," Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2023
  • "Magicians, Wizards and Fortune Tellers: Common Questions/Issues/Missteps," "It’s More Than Just Peanuts: How to Maximize Your Subrogation Recovery in Minnesota," Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2023 


  • Workers' Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, Chapter Seventeen, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook
  • Preventing a Nuclear Attack: Recommended Strategies in Responding to Nuclear Verdict Tactics (co-author), Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association


William Mitchell College of Law
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Associations and Memberships

2nd and 19th Judicial District Ethics Committee, Investigator 
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee 
Minnesota Self-Insured Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Ramsey County Bar Association



Practice Areas

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