Shannon D. Humiston



B.A., University of Delaware, with honors (2008)
J.D., Villanova University School of Law (2012)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • District of Delaware


Shannon Dougherty Humiston is an associate at Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC focusing on civil litigation and bankruptcy matters.  Shannon has substantial civil litigation experience in all levels of Courts in Delaware, including the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Among other matters, Shannon litigates contract disputes, mortgage foreclosure actions, and cases involving homeowners associations.  Shannon also has experience representing clients in all aspects of bankruptcy, including debtors, creditors, trustees, fee committees and parties to adversary proceedings. Shannon focuses on swift and effective representations responsive to her clients’ needs. Additionally, Shannon volunteers with the Office of the Child Advocate.


1201 N. Orange Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Direct Dial: 302-416-3344
Fax: 302-425-5814
Email: [email protected]

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Representative Matters


Numerous Chapter 11 Debtors in Wilmington, Delaware and other jurisdictions, including Energy Future Holdings, Corp. Counsel to Fee Examiner, including In re Cal Dive International, Inc., et al.

Trustees in numerous chapter 7 cases, including Bake-Line Group, LLC and Gigabeam Acquisition Corp. Creditors, including landlords in In re RS Legacy Corporation fka RadioShack Corporation

Plaintiffs and Defendants in numerous adversary proceedings, including preference, avoidance and turnover actions


Contract Disputes, including enforcement and avoidance

Confessions of Judgment, on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants

Landlord and Tenant disputes

Shareholder Class Action Lawsuits

Claims on behalf of and against Home Owners Associations

Professional Affiliations

  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Office of the Child Advocate


  • Unusually Common Conundrum: PUCC Article 3 in Foreclosure Proceedings, co-author, New Matter (published by the Chester County Bar Association), 2014.
  • Enslaved by Words: Legalities and Limitations of ‘Post-Racial’ Language, research assistant, Michigan State Law Review, 2011.