Phone: (216) 325-0112
Areas of Practice: Labor and Employment / Complex Commercial Litigation / Sports Representation
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Shannon Polk represents clients in litigation and contract negotiations. Shannon has been trusted by a long list of professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, large corporations, and multi-million dollar public entities to represent their interests in high-stakes legal disputes. As a compliment to his traditional law practice, Shannon also is a certified NFL player agent.

Shannon also has successfully tried multiple cases to juries and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar results on behalf of his clients, including achieving what was identified as the largest single plaintiff employment verdict in Ohio history ($46 Million against Republic Services and related parties).
Shannon is consistently honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America® as published by Best Lawyers® in conjunction with U.S. News Media Group. He also has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® for his work in the field of labor and employment law.


State of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
National Football League Players Association Certified Contract Advisor/Agent


Hope College (B.A., cum laude, 1997)
Case Western Reserve University (J.D. 2000)


Barrister, Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Best Lawyers in America® (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Ohio Super Lawyers® (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Ohio Super Lawyers®: Business Edition (2014)
Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star® (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
High Bars - 15 under 40 (2010)
Case Western Reserve University Outstanding Labor and Employment Law Student Award (2000)