Shannon L. Sole



Shannon Sole is a trial attorney who represents local and national clients in agribusiness and food product litigation, environmental and nuisance law litigation, and general commercial litigation matters. Shannon has experience in courtroom advocacy, oral argument, and mediation and settlement negotiation conferences. She has represented clients in state and federal courts, including the Iowa Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit and United States Supreme Court.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. Journal of Corporation Law (executive editor) (2012)

Northwestern University
B.A. in European History (2006)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
  • Midwest Innocence Project / Wrongful Conviction Division 
  • Clemency Project 2014

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Ballet Des Moines — Board of Directors
  • The Next Chapter — Founding Board Member


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021-24
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Food and Drugs, 2016-18
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016, 2018-19
Awards Methodology
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