Shannon Matteson J.D. ­

Shannon Matteson J.D. ­

Director, Gestational Surrogacy Program

Shannon M. Matteson has worked exclusively in the family formation field since 1997. Although a licensed California attorney, Shannon moved to the South to be near family and is excited to join our firm in an administrative role as the Program Director of our Gestational Carrier Program. Prior to joining our firm, Shannon’s California practice encompassed all aspects of surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, adoption, as well as surrogacy trust management and insurance issues. Given her extensive experience in gestational carrier arrangements, our firm is thrilled to have Shannon as a key member of our team.

Shannon received her law degree from San Francisco’s Golden Gate University in 1996 and her undergraduate degree, with Honors, from Illinois State University in 1993, where she was elected to Pi Sigma Alpha and received the Distinguished Scholar in Political Science Award. She began working in
adoption immediately following her graduation from law school, and quickly expanded her focus to the

exciting and innovative field of third party assisted reproductive technologies. Shannon has presented on various topics impacting the fields of adoption and assisted reproduction before the American Academy of Adoptions Attorneys (AAAA), the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), Resolve, and Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

Shannon is Mom to a beautiful daughter, who was born in 2003. Shannon moved from California in order to raise her daughter near her family.

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