Our Professionals

Nicole J. Shannon
Co-Founder and Attorney at Law

For the past twenty years, Nicole has practiced law primarily in the areas of residential and commercial real estate conveyancing and financing. Prior to being admitted to the Rhode Island Bar, Nicole worked in this area as a legal secretary and paralegal for nearly ten years. In addition to her real estate conveyancing background, Nicole also has experience in other real estate land use matters including applications for property subdivisions, planning/zoning board relief and building permits.

In addition to being a co-owner and founder of Ocean State Title, Nicole is the owner and sole member of The Law Firm of Nicole J. Shannon, LLC which offers legal representation in several disciplines including wills and trusts, estate planning, corporate formation and annual reporting, land use and real estate quiet title actions.  Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts at Boston College in 1992 and her Juris Doctor at the Roger Williams University of School in 1997. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, she now resides with her family in Cumberland.

You can contact Nicole directly at nicole@oceanstatetitle.com

Joann B. Cournoyer
Co-Founder and Paralegal

Joann has been a paralegal in Rhode Island for over 35 years.  She has spent most of her career working primarily in the field of real estate conveyancing and is now a co-owner of Ocean State Title & Escrow, LLC.  At Ocean State Title, Joann provides assistance as a paralegal assisting our attorneys in the residential real estate closing process.  She is also primarily responsible for managing Ocean State Title's various escrow accounts, including preparation of daily disbursements and account reconciliations.

Throughout her lengthy career, Joann has fostered and maintained valuable relationships with various realtors, lenders and other real estate professionals throughout Rhode Island. 

Joann received her degree in Paralegal Studies from Johnson & Wales University in 1987.  A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, she now resides in North Kingstown.

You can contact Joann directly at joann@oceanstatetitle.com