A PASSION FOR FAIRNESS

Shannon Liss-Riordan has spent her entire career fighting for what’s right - from equal treatment and justice for women to ensuring fair wages for workers and their families.

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A PASSION FOR FAIRNESS

Shannon Liss-Riordan has spent her entire career fighting for what’s right - from equal treatment and justice for women to ensuring fair wages for workers and their families.

For
workers

Since the very beginning of her legal career, Shannon has challenged the status quo of corporations taking advantage of workers. Her groundbreaking lawsuits not only protected peoples’ wages, but reshaped entire industries, from food services to the cleaning and trucking industries.

In her early cases, Shannon represented groups of restaurant servers whose employers were taking their tips. She won a string of these cases and remade the law in Massachusetts protecting tipped workers. These cases fueled her passion for fairness. Since then, Shannon has brought and won hundreds of cases representing tipped workers, employees misclassified as independent contractors, and low wage workers, forcing massive companies like Starbucks, FedEx, Harvard University, and American Airlines to rewrite their policies and pay employees what they deserve.

Her successes started a movement, as lawyers across the country soon began following Shannon’s lead, defending workers and their wages against corporate greed.

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FOR WORKERS

Since the very beginning of her legal career, Shannon has challenged the status quo of corporations taking advantage of workers. Her groundbreaking lawsuits not only protected peoples’ wages, but reshaped entire industries, from food services to the cleaning and trucking industries.

In her early cases, Shannon represented groups of restaurant servers whose employers were taking their tips. She won a string of these cases and remade the law in Massachusetts protecting tipped workers. These cases fueled her passion for fairness. Since then, Shannon has brought and won hundreds of cases representing tipped workers, employees misclassified as independent contractors, and low wage workers, forcing massive companies like Starbucks, FedEx, Harvard University, and American Airlines to rewrite their policies and pay employees what they deserve.

Her successes started a movement, as lawyers across the country soon began following Shannon’s lead, defending workers and their wages against corporate greed.

For
Women

Shannon’s groundbreaking lawsuits weren’t the first time she made headlines. In the early 1990s, shortly after graduating from Harvard, Shannon co-founded the Third Wave, a young women’s movement which brought together a diverse array of activists. In the summer of ’92, they registered new voters across the country and activated and engaged women, people of color, working people, and others who had been left behind by Washington politics.

Twenty-eight years later, when watching the Kavanaugh hearings with her daughter, Shannon shared her history of activism and assured her that this time would be different. It wasn’t.

So Shannon once again decided to change things, this time by running for U.S. Senate.

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FOR WOMEN

Shannon’s groundbreaking lawsuits weren’t the first time she made headlines. In the early 1990s, shortly after graduating from Harvard, Shannon co-founded the Third Wave, a young women’s movement which brought together a diverse array of activists. In the summer of ’92, they registered new voters across the country and activated and engaged women, people of color, working people, and others who had been left behind by Washington politics.

Twenty-eight years later, when watching the Kavanaugh hearings with her daughter, Shannon shared her history of activism and assured her that this time would be different. It wasn’t.

So Shannon once again decided to change things, this time by running for U.S. Senate.

For
Families

As a working mother of three, Shannon has dedicated her personal and professional life to issues that affect families.

Everything she has fought for has been to give a voice to the working men and women in this country, to make sure they can earn fair wages and support their families, and that their children have the opportunities they deserve.

She will continue to do that in Washington, amplifying the voices and perspectives of those who have been ignored for too long.

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FOR FAMILIES

As a working mother of three, Shannon has dedicated her personal and professional life to issues that affect families.

Everything she has fought for has been to give a voice to the working men and women in this country, to make sure they can earn fair wages and support their families, and that their children have the opportunities they deserve.

She will continue to do that in Washington, amplifying the voices and perspectives of those who have been ignored for too long.

Shannon and her family

Shannon is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top employment lawyers. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College, Shannon co-founded Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. in 2009.

Politico named Shannon as one of its “Top 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016”.

Shannon lives in Brookline with her husband, Kevin, and their three children.

Shannon and her family

Shannon is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top employment lawyers. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College, Shannon co-founded Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. in 2009.

Politico named Shannon as one of its “Top 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016”.

Shannon lives in Brookline with her husband, Kevin, and their three children.

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Get Involved

We need your voice too. This election, Massachusetts voters have a choice: maintain the status quo in Washington. Or break it.

Sledgehammer Shannon wants to break it.

Get Involved

We need your voice too. This election, Massachusetts voters have a choice: maintain the status quo in Washington. Or break it.

Sledgehammer Shannon wants to break it.