Shannon Bruno Bishop

Shannon Bruno Bishop is a District Judge of the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation.  As District Judge, Judge Bishop conducts judicial hearings and trials by presiding over workers’ compensation claims and rendering final judgments that are appealable to the state appellate courts.

Judge Bishop is a native of New Orleans who graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Sociology and The University of Mississippi School of Law with a J.D.  She is admitted in all state and federal courts in Mississippi and Louisiana.  She began her legal career representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and workers’ compensation cases in Mississippi.  She later returned to Louisiana where she worked as an insurance defense attorney prior to joining the Office of Workers’ Compensation as a staff attorney and mediator.  After serving as a mediator for nine years, she was appointed District Judge, but she also served as Chief Judge for two years during her tenure.


Judge Bishop has served as a panelist for various seminars with the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ), Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA), American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AMCOMP), International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), and the Louisiana State Bar Association.   She is a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and serves as a Panel Advisor to the American Medical Association AMA Guides® Editorial Panel.  Judge Bishop is President of the NAWCJ and she serves on the SAWCA Steering Committee, and the IAIABC Board of Directors.