Colleen Shanks

Colleen is an Associate at HKR where she defends insurers in coverage disputes with an emphasis on first-party property coverages. Experienced with both personal lines and commercial lines, Colleen also plays a vital role in HKR’s role as coordinating counsel and on an insurer’s Task Force related to COVID-19 Coverage litigation. She has experience with various policy & coverage analyses, including collapse, actual cash value, business income, extra expense, civil authority and the appraisal process.

Colleen previously served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Deborah Cianfrani in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, in both the criminal and family court divisions.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Colleen continues to have a soft spot for the City, but she now resides in Ewing NJ.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey


  • Drexel University School of Law
  • Penn State University, BA, Administration of Justice