Shannon M. Rulo

Ms. Rulo is a civil litigator whose practice has largely focused on insurance defense work. In that capacity, Ms. Rulo has handled coverage issues, declaratory judgment actions, and defense of insurance dispute cases involving fraud, arson and material misrepresentation. Jonathan Staufenbiel v. Amica Mutual Insurance Company, 2015 WL 1456987; Neidenbach v. Amica Mutual Insurance Company, 2015 WL 1040228, 2016 WL 1040228; Metropolitan Casualty Ins. Co. v. Goriola, 2013 WL 214747425. Over the past 18 years, Ms. Rulo has pursued subrogation cases, defended tort matters, professional liability and products liability cases, and has defended medical malpractice claims and medical negligence claims asserted against prison medical staff and nursing home staff. Ms. Rulo has independently handled litigation through resolution by dispositive motion, bench trial, jury trial, and appeal. Selleck v. Keith M. Evans Ins., Inc., 535 S.W.3d 779 (Mo. App. E.D. 2017); Garavaglia v. CCND, LLC, et al., 547 S.W. 3d 605 (Mo. App. E.D. 2018). Ms. Rulo is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri, including in the United States District Courts located in Missouri.   

For several years, Ms. Rulo worked as a solo practitioner and handled personal injury claims for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as small business litigation and a claim brought under the False Claims Act, concerning Medicare Fraud. She handled several cases for plaintiffs involving age discrimination and retaliatory discharge, due to worker’s compensation claims. Ms. Rulo successfully pursued several cases for plaintiffs involving violation of Missouri’s Commissions Statute, §407.912, and was awarded statutory attorneys’ fees following an appeal.




Purdue University, BA, 1997

St. Louis University Law School, JD, 2002


 Missouri - #53449

Practice Areas:

Insurance Defense

Product Liability

Legal Malpractice Defense

Premises Liability



Personal Injury


Member of the Missouri Bar

Member of BAMSL


 Ms. Rulo enjoys working with children. She has given several presentations on civics-related matters at Parkway South Schools. She also has assisted in fundraising efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night, and other childhood cancer fundraisers, as her nephew suffered with childhood cancer at the age of 8 years, ultimately prevailing in his fight against the disease. Sadly, many of the friends he met through Cardinal Glennon, were not so lucky. Ms. Rulo has been a financial supporter of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, which is committed to assisting young children suffering with speech disorders, regardless of their families’ ability to pay for services.