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Mr. Gannon concentrates his practice in personal injury, construction negligence, wrongful death, product liability and workers' compensation. He has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, featured in Chicago Magazine. He has recovered millions in settlements for injured construction workers and has tried numerous cases at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. In his first jury trial, he recovered over a quarter of a million dollars in a case where the insurance company refused to make any settlement offer.
He has written in various areas of tort law and workers' compensation. He is co-author of a chapter entitled "Settlement Contracts" in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Notebook and is a published author in the Irish American News. Mr. Gannon earned his bachelor's degree with honors from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, where he attended on a football scholarship. He received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School, where he excelled in their advanced trial advocacy program.
Mr. Gannon is a third-generation union member. During and post-college, he operated heavy equipment as a Local 150 Operating Engineer. He has extensive experience working with the labor community and is dedicated to serving the working men and women of the state of Illinois. Mr. Gannon is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Merrimack College, B.A.
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: with honors
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Chicago Bar Association
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Managers
Published Legal Writing:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Notebook
"Settlement Contracts" chapter, co-author
Irish American News, published author