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Our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Have your Back

Every day, we place our trust in others. We trust that truck drivers on Illinois highways will look before merging into the lane next to them. We trust that drivers will see the stop sign as we drive through an intersection. Unfortunately, there are too many times when that trust is violated and innocent people suffer.

Traumatic events like car accidents and birth injuries occur every day in Chicago and throughout Illinois. When this happens to you, your trust is shattered. Now, you're struggling to pay the bills, and you don't know when you'll return to work. You've never been in this situation before. Who should you trust? Who should you turn to?

At Shannon Law Group, our personal injury lawyers help injured people and their families recover financially and emotionally after a catastrophic event. We do it because we want to make a difference in their lives and those around them. 

We don’t look upon our clients as transactions or numbers. We build relationships, first and foremost. We will always put your interests first – because it’s your case, not ours. Our team also understands the importance of family. The truth is, many Chicago personal injury law firms say that their clients are like family. At SLG, it’s not just a slogan. Our clients really are our family, and we’ll do whatever it takes to fight for our family. For example, we helped one client find assisted living housing and another find a car while their cases were pending.

We've helped people in your shoes put their lives back together. As your personal injury attorney, we promise to always be by your side as you walk through the judicial system. We'd love to speak with you to see if we can help you recover what was taken from you. Call us today at (312) 874-6730 to get started.

Meet Attorney Joe Shannon | Making a Difference in the Lives of Real People

Every single day, attorney Joe Shannon asks himself, “Am I making a difference?” If he’s making a difference in the lives of his family, community, and clients, he knows he’s on the right path. As a personal injury attorney in Chicago, Joe enjoys representing the underdog and coming through for folks when they need it most.

Joe grew up in a small town in Washington state. (He's number 9 of 10 kids in his family.) From an early age, his parents ingrained values of selflessness. They made sure to take care of their neighbors and community first.

His family didn’t make a lot of money, but they had rich relationships with each other and their neighbors. His parents taught him that it’s important to be there when people need you most when they’re vulnerable.

Joe says, “My whole life has been the American dream – from being 1 of 10 kids from a lower-income family to being able to use those gifts that I’ve gotten from my family and my education to help people who really need us.”

From Defending Insurance Companies to Representing the Vulnerable

Personal Injury Attorney Joe Shannon

With over 30 years of experience, Joe founded our personal injury firm, Shannon Law Group, P.C., in 2009. Before he represented seriously injured folks, Joe sat on the other side of the table. He represented big insurance companies and corporations for the first eight years of his career. He was with another personal injury firm before starting SLG.

Joe left the insurance industry because he wanted to make a difference for real folks who don’t have anyone to protect their rights after a catastrophic accident.

Joe’s past experience as an insurance defense lawyer gives him an edge over them today. He knows the “inside baseball” of their trade. He knows the games that insurance companies and their lawyers play to screw over injured folks and ultimately underpay their claims. Today, he uses this insider knowledge against them when representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

For example, he fought and won the largest verdict in Will County in 2005. But he understands that our past accomplishments should not be the focus of our personal injury law firm. Our team focuses on what we can do today for our clients and families.

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, Joe would be happy to sit down with you and explore your options. Text him at (312) 847-2428 to get started.

Why Choose Shannon Law Group?

Experience with Results

There's one thing you should know about us: We only take cases worthy of being tried in front of a jury. Because of this, we have the time, knowledge, and experience to go above and beyond for you - unlike other personal injury attorneys who have hundreds or thousands of cases. Our expert team will go out of their way to make sure you and your family are in the best position possible in the eyes of the law.

What's more, we have an inside scoop on the insurance industry. Before he represented injured people, lead attorney Joe Shannon represented corporations and their insurers. He sat on the other side of the table, so he knows what the insurance company will offer and what they won't offer. Since founding Shannon Law Group, Joe secured the largest verdict in Will County history and achieved other multi-figure settlements and verdicts in Illinois. 

As our satisfied clients can attest, we come through for them when they need it most. We take our responsibility to our clients seriously. We'll examine every angle of your case, and we promise to go the extra mile to get the compensation you deserve--not what the insurance company thinks your claim is worth.  Read our reviews and testimonials to see what other people have said about us.  

One-of-a-Kind Representation

Free Consultation Shannon Law GroupWhen you hire us to represent you after a catastrophic injury, you're helping yourself and your family. Why? Because our job is to bear the burden of dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers so that you can focus on your own recovery. Our personal injury lawyers take those stressors off your shoulders, so you don't have to worry about them anymore. (And if you do have any concerns, our team is available anytime to speak with you.) We also work on a contingency fee basis, so we pay for any costs related to your case. We will never send you a bill for any expenses, either. 

We also understand the case isn't about us--it's about you. At Shannon Law Group, our top priority is to help you move forward toward a successful and secure future. Our Chicago attorneys will always put your interests first. We'll get to know you personally, too. We'll come to your house and talk to your family. We'll witness with our own eyes how this tragedy impacts you every day so we can tell your story to a jury.

You will never be treated like a transaction or a case at our law firm. When your case has resolved, our relationship doesn't end the moment we hand you a check. We'll stay in touch with you and help you and your family in whatever ways we can. 

Keeping You in the Loop

We will always keep you updated on your case. You will never wait for days for us to return your call, and your calls will never be transferred to voicemail. We'll make sure to return your call within 24 hours if you leave a message. If you have a question about your case, you will speak with the lawyer handling your case. No question is too big or too small for us.

Areas We Serve









Arlington Heights





Orland Park

Cook County

Will County

DuPage County

And more!

We Get Results That Make a Difference

$7.775 M Verdict for Multi-Vehicle Truck Crash Victim and Family


$5 Million Settlement for Truck Crash Victim


$4.825 Million Settlement for Injured Forklift Operator in Truck Rollaway Crash


Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re seriously injured and someone else is at fault, hiring a lawyer can be one of the best you can do for yourself and your case. People represented by an experienced lawyer often recover significantly more money than they would if they didn’t. Why? Because insurance adjusters and companies know that you don’t fully understand the value of your case.

As trial lawyers, we know how to investigate and add significant value to your case. When you hire a lawyer, you’re leveling the playing field between you and the insurance company. We also take the stress off of your shoulders so you can focus on getting better.

When you contact Shannon Law Group, one of our lawyers will personally review your case at no cost to you. If we can help you, we will. If we’re unable to help you, we will refer you to another lawyer who can. Call us 24/7 at (312) 578-9501 to get started.

At Shannon Law Group, we are paid on a contingency fee basis. What does that mean? We don’t get paid until we come through for you at the end of your case. We take a fee when we achieve a settlement or award for you.

If we are unable to come through for you, we will absorb the costs of your case. As our client, you will never receive a bill or invoice from our office. 

In the United States, every state has a statute of limitations (or deadline) for filing an injury lawsuit. This deadline varies from 1-3 years. In Illinois, you typically have two years to file a lawsuit. That’s why it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after car accident or injury.

However, you should still contact a lawyer even if you believe your time has run out. It may not be too late to pursue a lawsuit. Contact us today to get started.

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I’ve had great experiences working with Brittany at Shannon Law Group. Her compassion, communication, and professionalism are just what you would expect from a great law firm. If you’re hurt in the Chicago area, I highly recommend you call Shannon Law Group.
Dan Reo
Dan Reo
21:45 28 May 20
I used Shannon Law Group to help me with a legal name change. I worked with attorney Pat Cummings who represented me in DuPage County courthouse for the procedure. I am very pleased that they filed my case very quickly, and we got in front of the judge and the case went flawlessly, and my request was granted (just before the courthouse shut down). I can't say enough that the whole process went very well and very fast and was handled most professionally by everyone I spoke to in the law firm staff. Great work, thank you!
michael krzywosz
michael krzywosz
01:09 25 Apr 20
My wife is represented by Shannon Law Group. In my opinion, Jack Cannon is one of the best attorneys in the business. He is very knowledgeable, communicates well and extremely helpful. Jack cares about his clients. He completely explains the situation with relevancy and clarity in this challenging time. Jack stays in contact with updates even on weekends. I feel the Shannon Law Group puts their clients first and fights hard with their best interest in mind. I have recommended Jack to several people who are also very pleased. Jack Cannon and Shannon Law Group get the job done.
Rodney Mikesell
Rodney Mikesell
00:26 19 Mar 20
I have had the good fortune of getting to know Joe Shannon through our involvement in a law firm owner group. In short, with Joe, what you see is what you get. Joe's word is his bond. He has an unwavering commitment to his faith, his family and his friends. Why is that relevant to someone looking for the right attorney? Because, at the end of the day, the attorney-client relationship is about trust and commitment. With Joe and his firm, you get both, in spades.
Paul Odegaard
Paul Odegaard
15:56 16 Mar 20
After doing many phone interviews to decide on an attorney to represent me, Jack Cannon was by far an easy choice. Easy to talk to, professional, respectful, knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions. He promptly returns my phone calls. I'm very thankful to have him representing me.
vickie clark
vickie clark
17:10 04 Mar 20
Joseph Shannon is not only an amazing attorney, but a kind and caring person as well. He took the time to explain everything related to my case and was always willing to answer questions or provide clarification. From our very first meeting, it was clear my interests were his first priority, and he established a great working relationship based on security and trust. I highly recommend Joseph Shannon and Shannon Law Group to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
India Gordon
India Gordon
20:11 20 Feb 20
Joe is a superb attorney but even better person. In my opinion, the most important considerations in an attorney-client relationship are trust and reliability. There is no attorney I trust more to provide a careful, thorough analysis of a legal matter and then offer thoughtful recommendations that consider the “big picture” and focus on my best interests. He is a pillar of the local community as a lawyer, philanthropist and father and is widely respected as a straight shooter who vigorously represents his clients while maintaining his civility.
Jeff Mote
Jeff Mote
15:22 19 Feb 20
I worked with Joe Shannon for 15 years and we have maintained the friendship for another 15 years since then and I can unequivocally say he is a man of the highest integrity. He is "real", easy to talk to and sincerely interested in what you have to say. The phrase I think of most often when I remember him is that he feels "he is living the dream". This humble expression applies not only to his passion for his law firm and clients, but also his passion and loyalty to his family and his faith. He is the real deal.
Barbara Gyarmathy
Barbara Gyarmathy
13:24 18 Feb 20
Very friendly, and helpful! Even though you're not in my state, you answered my questions quickly and were honest. Then you followed up with an e-mail and gave me some help and referrals which was very helpful. May GOD continue to BLESS you and ALL of your staff.
Kim Harvey
Kim Harvey
13:14 18 Feb 20
Joe will always give your case an honest and through review. He tells it like it is and is one the greatest advocates I have ever worked with. As a practicing attorney for over 25 years that does not take on personal injury matters, I refer all my friends to Joe without hesitation!
Charles Rego
Charles Rego
13:06 18 Feb 20
Honesty, integrity, tenacity. These professionals responded to my needs in a prompt and compassionate matter. I am fortunate to have yoked up with these down-to-earth people who strive to make their clients feel like they are valued and heard. I recommend them highly.
Patsy Shannon
Patsy Shannon
00:27 18 Feb 20
Joe Shannon's firm is of the highest professional stature. Joe and his firm have endured the test of time as an elite Chicago personal injury law firm. Probably Shannon Law Group's biggest strength is their dedicated commitment to their clients' causes and pursuit of the best possible results.Daniel W. Sherman, Attorney At LawDaniel W Sherman PCValparaiso, IN 46385 (licensed in IL and IN)
Dan Sherman
Dan Sherman
20:52 17 Feb 20
Joe Shannon’s firm worked hard to help our family. Everyone is genuine and sincere with our concerns and questions. I HIGHLY recommend!
Erin Koenig
Erin Koenig
15:52 25 Nov 19
Compassionate listeners Joe Shannon and Patrick Cummings helped our family out when my daughter was injured in a car accident. They understand the the long term health consequences that your child may face and they seek fair and maximum compensation. They handled the insurance company for us and in return we are truly GRATEFUL for everything they did on our behalf!
Susan Jennings
Susan Jennings
19:02 18 Nov 19
Patrick Cummings and Shannon Law Group represented our daughter in an employment contract dispute. Our daughter was so frustrated, and Patrick immediately reassured her that the law was on her side despite what her employer told her. Patrick was able to get her back pay that added up to more than 10% of her annual salary. He did this professionally, respectfully and quickly. In a way that allowed her to continue in a job she loves with out creating unnecessary tension. It is fortunate that Patrick can practice in Wisconsin. We are very grateful Pat was able to help our daughter.
Regina Cummings
Regina Cummings
19:16 20 Oct 19
The whole team of Shannon Law Group were great throughout my entire case. Each member diligently did their part and kept me thoroughly informed with what was going on. Each member was always willing to answer my questions anytime of the day. At the end, the Shannon Law Group helped me come out on top. Thank you Shannon Law Group for all of your hard work.
Michael Heatherly Ii
Michael Heatherly Ii
21:40 10 Oct 19
I was involved in a car accident earlier this year and Shannon Law Group assisted me through every step of the process. This team educated me on my options and offered me agency after a stressful life event. I really appreciate the urgency in which these lawyers handled my case. I felt my case was prioritized by Shannon Law Group from the start to the resolution. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!
Maureen Cummings
Maureen Cummings
20:56 10 Oct 19
They never stopped fighting for me until they won my case! My family is so grateful!
Erin Huls
Erin Huls
18:22 16 Jul 19
I have worked with the Shannon Law Group for years. The firm is based on integrity and being available. They will give you honest and expert feedback and always take calls or get back to you right away. They are super friendly to work with and do a great job.
Robert Nell
Robert Nell
14:35 30 May 18
I've known Joe Shannon personally and professionally for 20 years and have referred friends and family members to him. He is intelligent, strategic, personable and a person of great integrity. I highly recommend Joe Shannon and his team.
Julie Carballo
Julie Carballo
15:36 24 Feb 18
I was involved in a head on collision with a wrong way driver. My car was totaled and my life was saved by safety restraints. Much to my surprise, my insurance company failed to properly represent me and I engaged Joe Shannon's services to recover my losses. Joe resolved the matter in a quick and cost effective manner. I have since referred a number of other individuals to the practice and they have all had very positive experiences and outcomes with Joe's firm. Joe is also very active in supporting the local community. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Daniel McMullen
Daniel McMullen
21:18 22 Feb 18
I had an excellent experience with the Shannon Law Group. Joe Shannon is a man of high integrity and compassion. When I contacted Joe, he quickly got back to me. He provided great legal advice and support during the case. I highly recommend the Shannon Law Group!
Laura Freeman
Laura Freeman
20:28 18 Feb 18
The Shannon Law Group should be your 1st choice for an attorney to represent you.They have the resources to help you in your dispute with Insurance CompaniesThe Shannon Group will even the playing field.They get Results ! Take it from meA very satisfied client Highly Recommended
Anthony Aceto
Anthony Aceto
15:34 17 Feb 18
Joe Shannon is an incredible lawyer backed by an amazing team. I referred a family to him and have been amazed at how his team has helped them when no other lawyers would. He isn't afraid of the tough cases - he knows how to win them. He works more than hard for his clients. He and his team build innovative strategies and execute with integrity and courage. Their approach brings results for their clients that most firms could never get. They care. They will fight for you. They are the people you want in your corner during what may be one of the most difficult challenges you face.
Sarah-Eva Marchese
Sarah-Eva Marchese
04:34 25 Jan 18
10.0Joseph P. Shannon