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Meet Our Team



Shannon A. Sorensen associated with Waits, Brownlee, Berger, Hoop & Johnston in 2013, exclusively practicing family law.

Mrs. Sorensen practices law differently.  She is a relational attorney who keeps her clients informed of where their case is at each stage of the process.

Shannon is also a certified mediator in Kansas and Missouri.  Her mediation training and experience allows her to use the additional tools to  help the cases she is involved proceed more quickly and amicably.  In addition, Mrs. Sorensen has teamed up with Louise Ackerman of Mediation Solutions of Kansas City to provide a co-mediation service for people involved in small claims, family, elderly and civil disputes.

Mrs. Sorensen’s experience:

While in law school, she clerked for Nebraska Legal Services for approximately two years where she gained extensive and valuable legal experience while working toward her law degree.

After graduation Shannon worked as Assistant General Counsel for Rosen Auto Leasing before she relocated to Columbia, Missouri.  In Columbia, she took a position with Mid-Missouri Legal Services that services clients in Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, and Osage Counties.  As a staff attorney she represented clients in adoptions, child custody, paternity, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence cases and modifications. She also advised clients on bankruptcy, consumer, education, employment, health, housing and public benefit issues.

Before opening her own office in August 2009, Shannon worked for one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms and has extensive experience in helping individuals protect valuable assets while eliminating or reorganizing burdensome debt.

Shannon A. Sorensen


(816) 363-5466


Bar Admission

  • Licensed to practice in the State of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska


  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics, Kansas State University, 1993
  • Juris Doctor, Creighton University School of Law, 2000


  • Nebraska State Bar Associate
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas city Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Association of Missouri Mediators
  • Heartland Mediators Association