Shannon Cavasos currently serves as the Executive Assistant for the Lubbock Private Defenders Office. She assists the Chief Defender by ensuring successful day-to-day office management and assists in the oversight of direct client services and operation. Shannon is a graduate from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and is a Certified Court Manager through the National Center for State Courts. She is also a member of the Texas Association for Court Administration. She also has focused on Constitutional Law Studies and Indigent Defense.
She began her legal career prior to leaving her 9-year tenure in the United States Air Force as a Survival and Life Support Craftsman and served two combat tours and was invited to join the Wounded Warrior Project prior to discharge. She is a recipient of the United States Air Force Achievement Medal for accomplishments in 2003 to 2006. Shannon went on to complete a full internship with Dallas County District Attorney’s in 2012 focusing on Victim Advocacy in Child Abuse. Later to work full-time with the Child Abuse Division as Legal Assistant to the Chief CA Prosecutor for Dallas County. After relocating to Lubbock, Texas, Shannon worked for Lubbock County’s Office of Court Administration where she assisted in establishing the Indigent Screening position by working with TIDC. While with the County, she also coordinated Lubbock County’s Family Law docket and assisted with managing the County’s Temporary Mental Health Commitment Program.