Shannon N. Costa
Associate Attorney

Shannon N. Costa focuses her practice on family law and criminal defense. As an associate attorney, she assists Abom & Kutulakis senior attorneys in numerous local, state, and federal court cases, Shannon also interned for Chief Judge John E. Jones III and for the Honorable Judge Martin C. Carlson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, she was an intern for two years for President Judge Michael T. Hudock in the 17th Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

Shannon graduated first in her division and summa cum laude from Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, with a certificate in Trial Advocacy, in 2021. She received the Dean’s Award, the Legal Research and Writing Award, the Outstanding Service Award, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. She also graduated summa cum laude from Susquehanna University in 2018. She has three publications in Law Review journals.

She is from Halifax, lives in Carlisle and, when she isn’t working, enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs — Theodore and Grizzly.


Phone: 717-249-0900

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

  • DUI offenses
  • Drug offenses
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault offenses
  • PFA Violations/Indirect Criminal Contempt (ICC) cases
  • Traffic citations/offenses
  • Non-traffic citations/offenses
  • Federal criminal defense
  • Appellate work
  • Expungement requests

Family Law

  • Child Custody
  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Protection from Abuse (PFA) cases (both plaintiffs and defendants)
  • Guardian Ad Litem work

Children and Youth

  • Child Abuse Investigations
  • BHA/DHS Appeals
  • Dependency proceedings/cases


  • B.A., Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
  • J.D., Widener Commonwealth Law School, Harrisburg, PA


  • United States District Court for Middle District of PA
  • All Pennsylvania courts

Membership Affiliations

  • Widener Commonwealth Law Review
  • Trial Advocacy Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity

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