Shannon B. Jones


Shannon B. Jones has been representing real estate agents and brokerages for 33 years.  She currently represents close to 17,000 agents.  She is a partner in Broker Risk Management, LLP, which provides risk management services to real estate brokerages and agents.  Ms. Jones also handles consulting and transactional work under her own practice, Shannon B. Jones Law, Inc.

Ms. Jones has been named a Super Lawyer for three years in a row in the area of real estate.  She has vast experience in litigation, including handling thousands of depositions, mediations, arbitrations, numerous court trials, jury trials, and has argued matters before the appellate court.  She has also successfully defensed Department of Real Estate hearings.  Ms. Jones published the best-selling real estate book, “A Real Estate Agent’s Practical Guide to Avoiding Litigation.”

Ms. Jones has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California.  She is a Department of Real Estate and Graduate Real Estate Institute approved instructor.  She has written and published numerous articles in various publications.  She regularly speaks before the California Association of Realtors and local associations.

Shannon B. Jones Publications

  • "A Real Estate Agent's Practical Guide to Avoiding Litigation," Book published in 1998 regarding real estate law. Book was recommended by several insurance companies and was the No. 3 best selling real estate book for in October 1998

  • "Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Litigation," Lawyer's Weekly

  • "Woe to Those Agents Who Take Real Estate Sales Legalities Lightly," The Real Estate Professional

  • "Legal Corner," Monthly Column in Broker-Agent Magazine, Bay Area Edition Presentations

  • Original Member, California Association of Realtors ("CAR") Strategic Defense Panel.

  • Certified Instructor by California Bureau of Real Estate.

  • Approved GRI Instructor.

  • Regular Presenter, CAR Legal Affairs Forum.

  • Regular Presenter, CAR Risk Management Meetings.

  • Key Note Speaker at the San Diego Association of Realtor's Expo.

  • Presenter, Tri-Annual Contra Costa Association of Realtors Risk Management Seminars, 2005-Present.

  • Other Presentations include:

  • Women's Council of Realtors, State Meeting

  • California Association of Realtors Expert Witnesses

  • Contra Costa Association of Realtors

  • Santa Clara Association of Realtors

  • Greater Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Association of Realtors

  • San Benito Board of Realtors

  • KERN Real Estate Hour (Radio)

  • Women's Council of Realtors, Contra Costa

  • Women's Council of Realtors, Southern Alameda

  • Tri-Valley Real Estate Marketing Group

  • San Ramon Valley Real Estate Marketing Group

  • Bay East Association of Realtors

  • Berkeley Association of Realtors

  • Oakland Association of Realtors

  • Delta Association of Realtors

  • Sacramento Association of Realtors

  • Marin Association of Realtors

  • Northern Solano Board of Realtors

  • and numerous real estate brokerages and organizations.