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 she is dedicated to helping families restructure in the best way possible for the sake of their children.

Shannon has been a lawyer since 1985 and a Certified Family mediator with Family Mediation Canada since 2000. She has a teaching background and 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 served on the Board of CPM from its inception until 2010, chaired the CPM Education Committee for many years and she continues to be an active member of the organization. She has been 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.