ATLANTA DIVORCE AND
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

Shana Webb Pennywell

Complex family law is business.
But it’s personal.

Credentials

University of Georgia School of Law
Juris Doctor
Kennesaw State University, cum laude
Bachelor of Science, Political Science

Background

Shana’s practice focuses on complex family litigation including divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, modifications and contempt and enforcement actions. A native of Framingham, Massachusetts, Shana received her B.S. from Kennesaw State University, where she earned a degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2008. Prior to joining Collard Shockley, Shana practiced family law in boutique law firms in Marietta and Atlanta (Buckhead) and previously operated her own firm providing litigation and transactional services to individual and corporate clients.

Shana’s approach to family law can be summed up by two maxims she strives to live by. The first – there is incredible value in being of service to others. Second – attitude is equally as important as ability. A strong litigator, Shana stays fully abreast of changes in Georgia law and legal trends in family law in an effort to provide her clients with the best outcomes. She has represented hundreds of clients in the Atlanta metropolitan area and throughout the State of Georgia. Shana’s clients trust her ability to effectively and knowledgeably guide them through the litigation process. Every client receives her steadfast commitment to providing exceptional service and thoughtful and aggressive advocacy.

Shana has been an active participant in a host of various legal, community and social organizations. She has served as a mentor for Georgia’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Trial Skills practicum for six years, having mentored attorneys throughout the state in trial skills. Shana was also appointed to serve on the Georgia Commission on Children, Marriage, and Family Law by former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears.

Shana has lived in Georgia for over 20 years. When not at the office, Shana can usually be found entertaining family and friends, watching football (“Go Dawgs!”) or trying out some DIY home project with the rest of the Pennywells – her husband Styron, daughter Emerson, and sons Cooper and Bennett – at their home in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood.

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Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States Federal Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships and Honors

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2018
  • Cobb County Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Georgia Commission on Children, Marriage and Family

Awards

“Rising Star”
2018

Testimonials

NO divorce is “simple” — get great help!
After making the difficult decision to terminate my first divorce attorney, I was overwhelmed with fear at the thought of bringing in someone new midway through the divorce process. Luckily, I chose wisely and came to find that my fears were unfounded.

My experience with Shana was wonderful! Even though my divorce would probably be considered “simple” my many people, I believe the day-to-days of navigating any divorce are extremely stressful and mentally and emotionally exhausting. I am grateful to Shana and her team for both their professionalism and their personal touches.

Shana was prompt and professional getting the “simple” stuff done, but was also a strong advocate for me during meditation, and there to listen and provide support on my not-so-simple days.
Theresa
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Superb Professional Lawyer!
I had the pleasure of acquiring the services of Shana Webb Pennywell to prepare a will for me recently. I had met Shana previously when she handled my divorce. She Is not only an experienced attorney, but interactions with her are always professional, courteous and friendly. Shana is an attentive listener and never caused me to feel rushed during my will preparation or divorce. She replies to emails and responds to telephone calls in a timely and efficient manner. Working with Shana is always a wonderful experience. She is knowledgeable concerning Georgia law, answers questions in a manner that is easily understood and always puts her client’s interest first. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet Shana when I needed legal counsel. Whether she is handling a divorce, which is stressful enough or preparing a will she puts forth the time, energy and effort to make sure that in the end the client has the best results. I, wholeheartedly without any reservations recommend Shana Webb Pennywell to take care of your legal needs. Having Shana as your attorney is having the best and who doesn’t want the best?
Jacquelyn
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Knowledgeable, Compassionate and Professional
A caring, passionate, dedicated, knowledgeable and excellent attorney to have represent me in my divorce case. Not only did she deeply care about my case, she cares about me as a person. She is definitely someone you would want on your side to help you through it all. I highly recommend her. From the initial meeting she was responsive to my calls, questions and concerns. All of my issues and concerns were handled professionally and timely. I would highly recommend Shana Webb Pennywell as a divorce attorney… thebest.com
Tomekia
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Great Lawyer
Mrs. Shana Pennywell, she worked really hard on my case, she was very dependable, we won my case because with my situation she handled It very well. She is very professional, and she took being a lawyer very serious. Things that came up in my case she tackled them head on. she was always available to talk to me about my case. She did a great job everything came out in my favor, I would hire her again. I feel that I would highly recommend her to anyone who has family issues.
Melissa Lee
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Excellent advocate and attorney
Ms. Webb Pennywell represented me in my divorce case. She was professional, personable, and answered any questions I had throughout the long process. In the end, I was very satisfied with the results, despite dealing with a difficult judge and my ex-husband’s attorney, who tried to drag out the process unnecessarily. Ms. Webb Pennywell is strong in the courtroom and kind outside of it. I highly recommend her services.
Louise
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