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Shannon M. Porterfield

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Shannon Porterfield is an Associate in the firm’s Harrisburg office, who is a member of Rawle’s Commercial Motor Vehicle practice group.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Porterfield served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Michael A. Toto, A.J.S.C., in New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division, in New Brunswick, NJ.

During law school, Ms. Porterfield was a law clerk with a Williamsburg, VA law firm where, utilizing a third-year practice certificate, she represented clients in guardianship matters in Norfolk Circuit Court. In addition, she gained valuable litigation experience as a legal intern with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Philadelphia PA, where she assisted in case preparation and all phases of litigation from investigations through trial and appeal. While at the U.S. Attorneys’ office, Ms. Porterfield researched and wrote memoranda on constitutional, civil, and criminal matters, and also participated in various oral advocacy seminars.


Litigating Opioid Addiction as Organized Crime: An Analysis of Proximate Cause and Pharmaceutical Misrepresentations Under RICO

Wake Forest Law Review, Online, August 2021

How COVID Changed the Rules: Reappraising the Future of COVID-19 Waivers

American Health Law Association, Online, April 2022


Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 2022)

Online Editor, Wake Forest Law Review

Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College (B.S., magna cum laude, 2018)

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