From our very first phone call, I knew that Michael Shannon was our “knight in shining armour,” our “angel of mercy.” Michael is, and has always been, supportive, compassionate, approachable, and in every sense of the word, a humanitarian. His extremely accommodating and resourceful nature allowed us to communicate via phone/fax/e-mail where travel would have been problematic. Mike is an honest, generous, hard-working man that we have come to know as our friend. He is a family man first, a people person, a progressive thinker and a highly skilled lawyer. We have been blessed to have Michael at the helm defending us under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. Had it not have been for his due diligence, my dreams would have not come to fruition. My disability has allowed me to see and approach life and challenges knowing that there is often more than one way to get the job done. I am so fortunate to know Mike Shannon, who purports the same philosophy.
CASE NOTES: Lynn suffered a very serious spinal cord injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Given her resultant physical disability, the Canadian Government denied her application to adopt a second daughter from China. After a great deal of effort and raising a Charter of Freedom argument, Michael was able to convince the Canadian Government that Lynn was a fit mother and capable of raising a second child, regardless of her disability. Lynn is now the happy mother of two beautiful girls from China.