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Shannon Barker - Legal Administrator

Shannon Barker - Legal Administrator of Bisnar ChaseShannon Barker is responsible for the full day-to-day operations of BISNAR CHASE. Shannon's typical day includes a myriad of duties including financial decisions, employee screening, tough legal negotiations, and managing the entire staff.

Shannon Barker doesn't just scan through resumes when she is about to hire someone. She looks at the person inside out, to make sure that he or she would really fit into BISNAR CHASE culture - a culture she has worked hard to build in the past twenty years.

"I look for people who not only have the necessary skill sets," Shannon says. "They have to want to be here."

Building a Culture of Civility

Shannon came to the firm in July 1995 as a paralegal and negotiator after working four years at another law firm. She quickly became a team leader and built a solid reputation for handling a multitude of issues related to the firm as a whole. Shannon's skills in law firm management created a culture other lawyers look to model after.

Shannon is a seasoned and natural team leader with an eye for client satisfaction. Her ideas and methods create a cohesive team of employees who truly enjoy working together. That natural skill also shows in how the clients of BISNAR CHASE are treated.

"It was really important to me to have a balanced and happy team because how we treat each other translates to how we treat clients. We wanted it to be the kind of personal attention you get at The Ritz Hotel," she said. "Clients notice everything - how you dress, how you talk, our décor. Our staff is happy and appreciated and it shows in everything they do, and that directly impacts our clients."

An Inspiring Leader

Shannon has always been organized and goal oriented. Mrs. Barker is an ABA certified paralegal and holds her MBA at Chapman University. In addition to setting goals for herself, Shannon also inspires her staff. She strives for quality in her employees and provides continuing education in a variety of programs and cross training.

Shannon says working for John Bisnar taught her to always push herself, and continuing her education opened up her thought process which impacted her skills leading a successful team.

Shannon is very clear and very direct in her management style, which is the hallmark of a good administrator. Shannon leads by example, and her habit of being an active listener makes staff members feel appreciated and heard. Her door is always open to everyone.

Maintaining a Delicate Balance

Attorney H. Gavin Long says Shannon knows when to push and when to back off, whether it's working with a mediator or running the office.

"She is very good at making everyone believe in themselves," he says. "If an employee has an idea or approach that they would like to try out, she is very supportive and is always positive. She is constantly encouraging people to get the most out of their jobs."

John Bisnar, views her as a woman of character.

"Shannon is a woman of integrity - she is organized, strict, and straight forward, but also caring and personable. She knows how to bring out the best in everyone she manages. She also has the ability to make tough decisions under fire."

"I know that the employees respect her a great deal and look to her not only for professional guidance, but personal guidance as well," John says.

Shannon believes that the firm has succeeded not just because of her, but because of the fantastic team that is in place.

"We all have each other's back. We still see ourselves as a small mom-and-pop enterprise. I've been here twenty years. Today, when I see how far we've all come and what we've accomplished, I'm really proud. We did it as a group."

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“I put up something about these guys before, but its gone now... I had a really good experience with this firm. I didn't have a huge case, but they still called me on a regular basis and wrapped things up pretty quickly after I finished treating. I had a really good experience with this firm.”

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“I just wanted everyone to know how grateful Miguel and Luga were to your office and everyone that participated in their case. I met with them this morning to give them their settlement checks - Miguel stated from the first time he walked into our office and from walking out the door today was one of the most heartwarming experiences he has ever had. They both felt cared for and taken care of every step of the way! I just wanted to pass that on to each of you and to applaud you for such a fine job!”

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“While my wrongful death case is still being decided I really love how this firm cares for the people they represent I feel so much better after talking with Doug on a monthly basis he reassures me things will be okay. Looking for to ending this real soon but I am very thankful to Bisnar and Chase for all they do!”

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The BISNAR CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “If you hire Bisnar | Chase and we don't recover money for you in your case, you owe us absolutely nothing.”

    Brian Chase

    on whether or not you would owe money if your case was lost

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “The insurance companies are going to be investigating that accident the day it happens. You need to have a lawyer on your side the day it happens as well.”

    Brian Chase

    on when you should contact an attorney

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “It's hard to answer that question right up front without a thorough analysis. What I can guarantee you is, with the resources of Bisnar | Chase we will maximize the value of your case.”

    Brian Chase

    on what your case is worth

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