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Michael L. Shanahan

Associate
mls@levinperconti.com
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Main: 312-332-2872
Fax: 312-332-3112

325 N La Salle Dr #450
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Levin & Perconti welcomed Michael L. Shanahan to the firm in November 2014. As an associate attorney, Michael handles all types of medical malpractice, nursing home, products liability, personal injury and wrongful death cases. Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked for a general liability and workers’ compensation firm in Chicago.

According to Michael, “The most rewarding aspect of being at Levin & Perconti is the opportunity to work alongside some of the best attorneys and leaders in the Chicago legal community to protect and vindicate the rights of people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others.” Michael chose a career path in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation because it offers him a high degree of client interaction. “I enjoy getting to know my clients and value my relationships with them. I know that most of my clients have never been involved in a lawsuit so I do my best to maintain frequent communication to ensure they understand and are comfortable with the legal process. It’s these relationships that motivate me to achieve the best results for my clients in every case I handle.”

As an associate, Michael plays a key role in a number of complex medical malpractice, nursing home, wrongful death and personal injury matters. Michael is involved in all steps of the litigation process, including case intake, drafting and filing complaints, depositions, and trial. Currently, Michael is working on a variety of cases, including a birth injury/medical malpractice case, a construction negligence case, wrongful death in a trucking negligence case, a product products liability case, and many nursing home negligence cases. Michael's notable settlements and verdicts include:

  • $1.5 million negligence settlement against a Chicago Area CILA group home
  • $1.17 million medical malpractice verdict
  • $1 million nursing home negligence settlement
  • $900,000 medical malpractice settlement
  • $500,000 nursing home negligence settlement
  • $425,000 nursing home negligence settlement

Michael graduated from the DePaul University College of Law in May 2013 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November 2013. As a law student, Michael received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Trial Advocacy and Legal Drafting and was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient. He also clerked for a litigation firm in Chicago where he assisted attorneys in a variety of areas including construction, trucking, premise liability, and personal injury litigation.

Michael earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. Prior to law school, he spent a year working as an elementary teacher in an underprivileged school in San Diego, CA through the Augustinian Volunteers program.

Michael grew up in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago and now lives in Chicago. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of the St. Rita’s Young Alumni Committee where he organizes events for recent graduates in order to foster continuing involvement with the school. In his free time, Michael enjoys golfing, travelling, being a loyal fan of Illini basketball, and 16-inch softball.

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2013
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Trial Advocacy and Legal Drafting; Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient

B.A. in Economics and Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 2009

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2013
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Chicago Bar Association
Member

Illinois State Bar Association
Member

Testimonials
★★★★★
Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
★★★★★
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
★★★★★
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
★★★★★
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
★★★★★
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client