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We are proud to announce our 50+ Endorsements from across the Commonwealth!

A Message From Shannon

My career is defined by taking on big challenges and delivering big results.

Right now, the people of Massachusetts really need some results. From corporate-bad actors taking advantage of workers and consumers in our rapidly evolving economy to systemic racism, threats to reproductive freedom, the childcare crisis, and climate change, hardworking families are struggling just to keep up. They need someone to have their back, and that’s exactly what I’ll do as your next Massachusetts Attorney General.

When I started working as a labor lawyer, I got used to being the only woman in the courtroom, facing more experienced, better-funded attorneys working on behalf of powerful corporations. I beat the odds and won big victories against companies like FedEx, Starbucks, and Uber for working people because I was the most passionate, dedicated person in the room. And I’m just getting started.

In my legal work, I pride myself on not just addressing the problems of today, but striving to solve the crises of tomorrow. For generations, Massachusetts has done the same. As the birth place of public education to legalizing gay marriage, we’ve pushed ourselves and this nation to reach our highest ideals. It’s time for us to once again pick up the mantle, and I am ready to lead the charge.

Bay Staters can count on me to stand up for them because I’ve already been doing the work for decades. I’ve stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our waitresses, truck drivers, firefighters, janitors, and gig economy workers, helping them recoup hundreds of millions of dollars that corporate America stole from them. We won cases that not only put money back in employees’ pockets but pushed our legal system to fairly and equally serve the people. And when the system couldn’t be pushed, we broke new legal ground and set precedents that delivered victories for workers in Massachusetts and around the country. I’ll do the same as your Attorney General.

Meet Shannon

Shannon Liss-Riordan has big ideas and the experience to deliver big results for the people of Massachusetts.

A prolific lawyer unafraid to challenge the status quo, she is the fighter that hardworking people turn to when the system lets them down.

For decades, Shannon has taken on the powerful corporate interests on the toughest issues and won. Not only did she put money back in employees’ pockets, but she pushed our legal system to fairly and equally serve the people. And when the system couldn’t be pushed, she broke new legal ground and set precedents that delivered victories for workers in Massachusetts and around the country. She’ll put that same talent and track record to work as Massachusetts’ next Attorney General.

Public service has defined Shannon’s career. Her first job was with legendary feminist, civil rights leader, labor lawyer, and Congresswoman Bella Abzug, who inspired Shannon to go to law school and make concrete change for others. 

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Shannon made a name for herself as one of the top plaintiff lawyers in the country, winning groundbreaking lawsuits on behalf of waitresses, truck drivers, firefighters, janitors and Uber drivers who have been denied overtime, minimum wage, and other wage protections.

Shannon got used to being the only woman in the courtroom, up against better-funded, more-experienced attorneys. Despite the odds, she still found ways to win. She argued and won six landmark cases in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and defeated Starbucks, FedEx, and American Airlines on behalf of her clients.

Shannon blazed the trail for workers’ rights in the gig economy. She was the first person to challenge the misclassification of gig economy workers as independent contractors. She took on companies like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash and put money back in workers’ pockets. Her work is defining the future of employment.

In 2009, she partnered with Massachusetts labor lawyer Harold Lichten to create Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. Shannon lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, Kevin, their three kids, Shane, Myles and Jordan, and their Airedale terrier, Logan.

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