Samantha Shannon is an Assistant District Attorney with Johnson County District Attorney’s Office located in Olathe, Kansas a suburb in the Kansas City Metro area. Sam has worked in the DA’s office for over eight years. She is currently assigned to the narcotics unit and handles all the arson and explosives cases for the County. She has prosecuted a variety of cases to include Arson, Aggravated Arson, Criminal Use of Explosives, DUI, Distribution of Illegal Narcotics and Homicide. Sam is a past presenter at the annual Kansas IAAI Conference and will be a guest speaker again this year. She is also a frequent participant in the IAAI’s Expert Witness Testimony Course and travels across the country assisting in the presentation of that class.