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Shannon Leap

Shannon Leap

Associate Attorney


  • J.D., LMU Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2021
  • B.A. with Honors in Environmental Analysis, Pitzer College, 2015


  • State of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California


Shannon Leap joined the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo in 2022. Throughout her educational and professional career, Shannon has strived to hold powerful entities accountable, centering the most affected communities and individuals in the process. To this end, Shannon earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2021, where she gained experience in state and federal courts, as well as the civil and criminal systems. After serving as a law clerk at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, Shannon worked in Loyola’s Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic, representing incarcerated individuals in post-conviction, resentencing, and wrongful conviction matters. This included writing and arguing an Appellant’s Opening Brief in the California Court of Appeal, successfully securing an earlier release for her client serving a 35 year to life sentence. Shannon also represented indigent youth in their trial-level delinquency proceedings through Loyola’s Juvenile Justice Clinic as a certified law student. Additionally, as a student in Loyola Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Practicum, Shannon built litigation skills that enable her to channel her interest in systemic change and social justice into concrete positive outcomes for clients and communities. Following the Practicum, Shannon clerked for noted civil rights attorney, Carol Sobel and the prominent civil rights firm, Hadsell, Stormer, Renick, and Dai, LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Leap was a Staff Attorney at the California Children’s Law Center, representing foster youth in their trial-level dependency proceedings. She is honored to work at the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo pursuing accountability and justice for victims of police misconduct.

As an associate at the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, Ms. Leap has contributed to multiple seven-figure settlements and an eight-figure jury verdict in civil rights police excessive force cases. Some notable cases Ms. Leap has contributed to are:

  • $ 23.8 Million Jury Verdict: Tammy Murillo v. City of Los Angeles, et al (Police Shooting), August 2023;
  • Verdugo v. City of El Centro (Police Shooting) – six-figure settlement where the decedent had two knives, 2023;
  • $ 4.75 Million settlement: AJP/AMP (P. Ruiz), et al. v. County of San Bernardino (Police Shooting); May 2024;
  • $ 1.8 Million settlement: Limon-Anguiano v. City of Corona (Police Shooting); April 2024;