Shannon Besch

Where are you from?

Born and raised in St. Louis

When did you join ArchCity Defenders? Why?

I joined ACD in March of 2018. After interning in the summer of 2017, I knew I wanted to work at ACD. The holistic approach enables us to work with our clients on a lot of the issues they are facing. Even if we can’t directly help them, we can help empower them and reduce the barriers their legal issues have put in the way.

What is your Background?

Prior to ACD, I worked all service industry jobs, most recently as the Assistant Manager of Rise Coffee. I am pursuing my BA currently, but hold an associates degree in legal studies

What do you do at ArchCity Defenders?

I am a paralegal

How would you describe ACD?


Favorite client memory/win you’ve had?

Any time a nolle comes in the mail for a client.

Fun/personal fact you want to share.