Shanna R. Torgerson


P:212-683-7100 ext. 248

Meet Shanna

Shanna Torgerson focuses her practice in the area of liability defense. She has experience handling a broad range of matters, including products liability, labor law, construction defect, premises liability and professional liability actions.

Shanna has defended owners and tenants in premises liability matters, contractual disputes and indemnification issues. She has represented a wide range of professionals from dentists to real estate brokers in professional liability disputes. Shanna has represented national and international companies in the defense of products liability suits ranging from alleged unfit food products, to alleged defective design of product components and systems. Additionally, she has represented professionals before state licensing boards, in criminal matters and at trial.

  • New York Metro Rising Star, 2016 & 2017
  • Top Women Attorneys New York, Rising Star 2017
Prior Work Experience
  • Brownell Partners PLLC
  • Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Havkins Rosenfield Rizert & Varriale LLP

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Labor and Employment


  • New York, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S District Courts; Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S District Court; District of New Jersey


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A in History & Political Science, 2000