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Shawna M. VanHook


Shawna M. VanHook primarily focuses her practice on representing and counseling clients in medical malpractice claims, labor/employment disputes, and various healthcare related issues. Shawna brings a unique perspective to Stuart & Branigin as an experienced professional, having maintained a successful career in operations, logistics, customer service, and retail industries prior to beginning her career as an attorney. Shawna’s professional experience coupled with her legal expertise allow her to collaborate with clients to develop innovative solutions and achieve results.

Beyond her work in the healthcare and employment areas, Shawna also extends her practice to help clients with various estate planning matters from drafting documents to succession planning and strategizing.

Shawna attended law school at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During her time at IU McKinney, Shawna worked as a summer law clerk at Stuart & Branigin in 2018, at Indiana University Health Revenue Cycle Services, and at an Indianapolis law firm in 2017. Shawna is a Lafayette resident and a Purdue University alumna. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and running races of various distances from 5K to a half marathon.

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
    • Health Law Certificate
  • Purdue University, B.S. in Industrial Management with a minor in Industrial Engineering
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Tippecanoe Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Presenter of 2019 Employment Law Updates at Tippecanoe County Legal Aid CLE Event