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Our Team

Hathaway Law Group attorneys ensure that our clients are informed, educated, and empowered during every step of their case.


Our lawyers are approachable, accessible, and dedicated to specifically tailoring legal services to each of our client’s individual needs.

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​Shannon Hathaway


Shannon Hathaway is the owner of Hathaway Law Group. Shannon graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law in May 2014 and was admitted to practice in all Montana state courts in September 2014. Shannon focuses her practice on mediation, child advocacy, protecting the rights of youth in foster care, and appellate advocacy.


Shannon graduated with honors and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Montana in 2008. Before law school, Shannon worked in the mental health field, primarily with severely emotionally disturbed children. She worked for a non-profit foster care and adoption agency and at an elementary school providing mental health services to children in the school setting.


Shannon is considered an expert on child advocacy and frequently provides trainings on the advocacy of children, as well as the child welfare system and its practices. Shannon is also an experienced appellate attorney, having submitted dozens of briefings to the Montana Supreme Court (for example see In re R.J.F. MT 113) Shannon is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Parenting Place in Missoula. Shannon enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.


Austin Wallis

Associate Attorney

Austin Wallis is an Associate Attorney at Hathaway Law GroupAustin graduated from the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana in 2020. During law school she participated in a number of extracurricular activities including the Negotiations Team, UM Outlaws, ACLU Student Group, and attended a comparative law study abroad program in Beijing, China. Her focus in her legal practice has been public interest law and family law. She represented low-income clients in landlord/tenant, public benefit and unemployment cases at Nevada Legal Services in Reno, Nevada. She also worked as the outreach and advocacy coordinator for Trust Montana, a statewide community land trust. She currently lives in Whitefish, MT where she enjoys exploring the spectacular mountains and rivers that surround the Flathead Valley. 


Kate McCann

Office Manager

Kate McCann is the Office Manager at Hathaway Law Group. She is a graduate of The University of Montana, where she studied political science and history as well as Central and Southwest Asian Studies. She was born and raised in Montana.
In her off time, Kate enjoys spending time with family and friends, parenting her three unruly canine children, and exploring anything new Missoula has to offer.

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