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Shannon  Smith-Crowley
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Sacramento Attorney
Shannon Smith-Crowley

Phone: 916.441.2430


Languages: English

Shannon Smith-Crowley has been a registered lobbyist in California for over 15 years. Her insights are informed by her previous practical experience in managed health care. After a 4 year tenure with the California Medical Association, where she focused on managed health care, medical staff, legal issues and reproductive health, she founded Partners In Advocacy to specialize in medical and reproductive health advocacy. PIA expanded to include expertise in fighting human trafficking and women’s equity legislation. On behalf of her clients, Shannon attained a series of legislative successes. She helped develop California law that requires maternity coverage in all health insurance policies, well before the enactment of similar provisions in the Affordable Care Act. She worked on bills creating California’s public umbilical cord blood banking program, which provides unique material for lifesaving stem cell transplants and groundbreaking biomedical research. She contributed to bills allowing HIV+ men to safely create families using Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Most recently she played a pivotal role in developing the Modern Family Act, protecting the rights of intended parents, donors and surrogates. She brings this proven record of success and experience to Wilke Fleury. Her emphasis will include health care, women’s equity, life sciences and the biomedical industry.

Practice Areas:

  • Government Relations & Legislative Advocacy
  • Health Care


  • University of Southern California, Masters, Health Administration (May 1992)
  • California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor (May 1985)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, BA, Sociology with Concentration in Information Sciences (June 1979)
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (2012)

Professional Experience:

    • July 2003 – March 2015 Partners in Advocacy: Legislative and Regulatory Advocate/ Owner
    • August 1999 – June 2003 California Medical Association: Associate Director, Government Relations
    • March 1997 – August 1997 Foundation Health Systems / HealthNet: Regional Manager, Provider Development Relations
    • June 1996 – March 1997 Apria Healthcare: Regional Account Manager, Northern California Region
    • May 1995 – June 1996 Foundation Health Systems: National Manager, Ancillary and Tertiary Provider Development
    • November 1992 – May 1995 Healthcare Compare Corp.: Network Manager, Texas (February 1995 to May 1995); Contract Negotiator, Provider Networks, North and West Texas Regions (August 1993 to February 1995); Negotiator Associate, Provider Networks, Oklahoma and Texas Regions (November 1992 to August 1993)

June 1986 – November 1989 Attorney/Consultant

Licenses And Admissions:

  • All courts of the State of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Professional Involvement And Memberships:

  • Capitol Network
  • California Women Lead
  • California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom – Executive Committee
  • University of Southern California Sacramento Center Advisory Council
  • California Chronic Care Coalition – Member
  • American Association of University Women
  • Institute of Governmental Advocates

Honors and Awards:

  • 2011 – The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists – Accomplishment in State Legislative Advocacy Award
  • 2012 – The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists – Accomplishment in State Legislative Advocacy Award

Civic And Community Involvement:

  • University of Southern California – Sacramento Center, Advisory Board Member

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Wilke Fleury LLP

400 Capitol Mall
Twenty-Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

Law Firm Contact: David A. Frenznick

Tel: 916.441.2430

Fax: 916.442.6664



Member Since: 2010

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