Ms. Giles's practice is almost exclusively in employment law and litigation. Her work is heavily focused on the representation of employees. Ms. Giles provides representation for both private and government employees in most forums, including courts and administrative agencies and she has an extensive background in litigation. She has actively litigated numerous employment cases including wrongful discharge, discrimination on all bases, retaliation, breach of contract and violation of due process.
Ms. Giles received her LL.B. degree from the University of Alberta in 1996. She then moved to Tucson and received an LL.M. degree from the University of Arizona in 1998. Ms. Giles worked as a litigation associate at Streich Lang, P.A., which merged with Quarles & Brady, LLP, in 2000, from the time of her admission in 1998 until 2005. In 2005, she became a Litigation Partner in Quarles & Brady, LLP. In 2009, Ms. Giles started her solo practice at the Law Office of Shannon Giles, PLLC, and continued litigating in Tucson. She joined the firm of Awerkamp & Bonilla, PLC, in April of 2012 and in January of 2017 she became a partner in the firm which is now named Awerkamp, Bonilla & Giles, PLC.
Ms. Giles is admitted in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Arizona Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Judicial Court of the Tohono O’odham Nation. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Arizona State Bar Labor & Employment Section and she is an active volunteer for the Volunteer Lawyers Program in Southern Arizona and Step Up to Justice.