Brian Shaughnessy’s practice is concentrated in the area of general tort litigation, construction litigation, product liability and premises liability in State and Federal court. He has been retained in multi-million dollar product recall and condominium construction defect cases. Brian has tried several cases representing defendants in wrongful death, serious injury and property damage claims.

Brian is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with honors, 1979) and Marquette University (B.S. 1974). Brian is a member of the Illinois bar and the Federal Trial Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S.District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.

Brian is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and Defense Research Institute.



  • Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with honors, 1979)
  • Marquette University (B.S. 1974)

Admissions to Practice Law

  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • Federal Trial Bar


  • Chapter in the 209 edition of IICLE Illinois Civil Practice: Preparing For Trial


  • Illinois Association of Defense Trail Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Representative Matters

Brian represents a national health club corporation in all of its Illinois lawsuits, including wrongful death and serious injury cases.

Brian is currently representing a manufacturer of windows and doors in a seven figure claim regarding a condominium development.

Brian represents a national restaurant chain in a case wherein plaintiff is claiming a serious brain injury allegedly resulting from being struck by a motor vehicle that crashed through the glass wall of the restaurant.