Workplace Injury Lawyer - Jack Cannon (Of Counsel)

Shannon Law Group Attorney Jack Cannon





135 S. LaSalle St., Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60603

Jack Cannon has zealously represented injured people in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for over 28 years.  He specializes in the areas of construction injuries, truck accidents, wrongful death, automobile accidents, and workers’ compensation.  Jack has successfully tried hundreds of cases in Illinois county courts and at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has obtained record verdicts in three separate Illinois counties: Cook, Will, and Morgan.

Jack was born in the United States and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He returned to the U.S. and graduated from Loyola University in 1987 with his B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1993.   Jack spent several years as a high rise concrete laborer as a member of Laborers Local 4 before going to law school. He comes from a strong union background.  Jack’s father, grandfather, and many uncles were union members.  He frequently attends union meetings where he advises members and their families about their rights.

Jack was elected by his peers as President of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA) in 2017.  He received the Illinois Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter in 2010. In February of 2010, Verdict Search, a national publication, awarded Jack the Verdict of the Month Award. They awarded him a second Verdict of the Month in April of 2010. Loyola University inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.  As an alumnus, he joined the Viking Athletic Association and later served as its President from 1996 to 2000.

Today, Jack educates lawyers nationwide regarding personal injury issues and on the topic of Illinois Workers’ Compensation. He addresses the Illinois Senate and House sub-committees on pending Workers’ Compensation legislation when necessary.  In 2018, he sat on the Revision of the Rules of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to make and enforce the laws. In 2019, Jack sat on the Medical Billing Workers’ Compensation Committee to do the same.    Jack is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), and the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA).  Jack has authored numerous articles for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has frequently contributed to a column in The Irish American News. 

Outside of the office, Jack enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking with his wife, playing golf, exercising, and watching soccer.  He is also a color commentator on ESPN for Loyola University soccer games.