Amherst Divorce Attorney Shannon Howley | Cordell & Cordell

Shannon Howley

Litigation Attorney

Amherst divorce attorney Shannon HowleyAmherst divorce attorney Shannon Howley has a background in both law and social work, which gives her the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to give clients sound and thorough legal counsel as they navigate the divorce process.

“I am results-oriented and know how to tailor my legal strategy to my clients’ unique needs,” she said.

Ms. Howley understands that divorce and other family disputes can often be complex, stressful, and emotionally charged. When the stakes seem to be at their highest, she strives to provide a source of stability for her clients and is committed to advocating on their behalf.

“I am on your side and will work with you to achieve your goals,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Howley is licensed to practice in New York.


Ms. Howley received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University and both her Master of Social Work and Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Howley represented corporations and individuals in matters involving mass and toxic torts, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability in both state and federal court. She also has experience representing individual clients in matrimonial and family court matters involving divorce, separation, distribution of property, custody, and child support throughout New York State.


  • American Bar Association, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association, 2016
  • Bar Association of Erie County, 2016
  • Monroe County Bar Association, 2016
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, 2016

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, “Senior Member Spotlight: Evan M. Goldberg,” Summer 2018.
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, “Top 10 Things New Litigation Attorneys Should Know to Survive Their First Day in the Courtroom,” Fall 2017.
  • The Daily Record, Generation J.D., “Barktober Fest Offers Fun and Legal Enlightenment,” September 22, 2016.
  • The Daily Record, Generation J.D., “Gotta Litigate ‘Em All,” August 4, 2016.