Shannon Breckman

Shannon practices family law with a focus on collaborative law, mediation and cooperatively negotiated settlements. She believes that these processes offer separating families dignified and effective ways to resolve issues. Shannon is committed to ensuring clients understand their options so they can make well-informed decisions and is dedicated to helping families restructure in the best way possible for the sake of the children.

With a teaching background Shannon has been a lawyer since 1985 and a Certified Family Mediator with Family Mediation Canada since 2000. She has taught Negotiation Skills courses at the Faculty of Law and the Law Society of Manitoba and facilitated training for Collaborative Practice Manitoba (CPM). Shannon was Co-Chair the Board of CPM from its inception until 2010, chair of the CPM Education Committee for many years and she continues to be an active member of the organization. She has served on the Board of Family Mediation Manitoba and Co-Chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Manitoba Bar Association. As a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Shannon enjoys attending annual conferences and connecting with colleagues from around the world as the practice of collaborative law continues to grow and thrive.

Access to justice is an important principle to Shannon. She has been involved with organizations including the Legal Help Centre, Community Legal Education Association, Elizabeth Fry Society and the Women Lawyers' Forum.

If you would like to discuss how Shannon can assist you in finding the best possible solutions for your family as you face the challenges of separation and divorce please call or email her. If you would like some general information about the collaborative process please visit the website at

Specialization includes

Duboff, Edwards, Haight & Schachter
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