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Bryan L. Shell

Workers compensation Attorney at Joliet, IL

5.0   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Bryan

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FOCUSING ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES, WE FIGHT FOR YOU!

Most people who meet me know me as a husband and father of two daughters.  I'm a "dance dad" and softball coach, who likes to work hard fighting for my clients.  I also love to exercise.  I started going to CrossFit in March of 2016 and have lost over 70 pounds.  I also happen to be a highly reviewed attorney in the area, as well as the recipient of several honors, incuding being named a “Rising Star” attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, a designation limited to less than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age in the State of Illinois and as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and recently the firm was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms in 2017.

I have spent my career practicing law in courtrooms and Illinois Workers' Compensation settings throughout Illinois, including Chicago, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, Will, Grundy and many more counties.  When I am not busy fighting for the rights of my clients, you can usually find me supporting my daughters at a dance competition or coaching softball.   I love coaching softball as it gives me the opportunity to teach the girls the proper way to play the game as well as pass on my knowledge as a former collegiate baseball player at North Central College, Go Cardinals!  If I am not doing one of the above you can find me working hard at the gym.  

I also have a typical attorney story as well, I am a 2008 graduate of the Hamline University School of Law (after attending North Central College for undergraduate work).  Since that time my practice area has been exclusively workers' compensation and personal injury.  I concentrate my practice on representing those who are injured by others.  

 

Awards

Top Contributor 2017
Top Contributor
2017

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Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell, PC

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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I have EVER had!!!!
For me, I fired my last attorney who never returned his calls and/or I would never be able to get a hold of, but this was not the case with Mr. Shell! He either returned my calls promptly or I was actually able to call his office and speak to him directly, this was HUGE for me! He made me feel comfortable in all the decisions we made together and I would recommend his services to anyone! He went above and beyond to make sure that I was happy and I have since recommended him to several of my friends. Don't wait, make the call, you will be so glad you did! Thank you Mr. Shell!!
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Posted by Chris | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace Of Mind
I guess I didn't realize just how much my situation has been weighing on my mind. When I left Bryan's office, I felt as though a HUGE weight had been lifted from my shoulders. While all lawyers may have a wealth of information (it would come with the territory) Mr. Shell has a way of bringing what is relevant to the top and presenting it in a way that is easy for a non-lawyer type to comprehend. If I had to sum up our first meeting with one sentence, I would have to say that I feel as though Bryan has a true compassion for his client. As I think back to our conversation, I get the feeling that Bryan truly has my back. I feel as though I've known him for years, instead of what is only hours. Yeah, a very positive experience. Mr. Shell was (highly) recommended by two friends of a friend, who had nothing but positive things about him, and it's easy for me to see why. I am confident that future interactions will remain as positive and productive as this initial introduction. Rest assured, now that I have posted here, I will continue with a follow up, regardless of the outcome. I don't take my recommendations or endorsements lightly.
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Posted by Tom | November 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
As a retiring lawyer, I have referred my workers’ compensation cases to this lawyer, even the workers’ compensation of my son. Regardless of the size or complexity of the case, he applies 100 percent dedication. He handles each case personally and does not pass it off to others.
Posted by Sue | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
At first I was handling all call with the Workers compensation adjuster fora year and a half. All was good.
Going to physical therapy, Shots in my arm. Until the day came when surgery was ordered by my doctor and the workmen's comp doctor also agreed with the first surgery to my elbow and agreed to move onto my shoulder. That when all the calls stopped with the adjuster for 2 months. I consulted with Bryan and he even tried calling to get things moving before I hired him to be fair. After two weeks and no return calls I hired Bryan to handle the matter. Within no time things where moving and I had my first surgery. Then I moved onto my two surgery's for my shoulder. Workers compensation wanted to deny all of this even though I had three IME from there doctor stating that he agreed with everything my doctor had stated. Bryan took care of it swiftly. Everything was taken care of and the outcome was good. Bryan was fair and honest and made sure all matters where taken care of. I would highly recommend Bryan as Attorney. What I was most impressed with was he did not push a contract for me to sign on the first day I meet with him. He worked for two weeks trying to get Workers compensation to work with me, However they did not and I did hire Bryan and I am thankful that I did.
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Posted by Janet | January 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired for my PI case & Workers compensation Case
I made an appointment with Mr. Shell and not only did I get an appointment right away, I felt that he had my best interest within the first ten minutes of our consultation. He made me feel comfortable, explained everything to me in terms that I understood and felt that he could handle both sides of my case. He keep in contact with me and let me know of all the updates to my cases. I was very pleased with the outcome and would HIGHLY Recommend him!! Best attorney I have ever dealt with! Thank you Mr. Shell for all your hard work and dedication to me during this difficult time!
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Posted by Jonathan | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, Professional, Polite
Mr. Shell took on my case in real estate with short notice even though I know he was busy with injury cases. He provided me with the proper documents and information to make our purchase an easy transaction. Mr. Shell responded promptly and kept up with progress of the case on a regular basis to be sure we were ready for our closing. I would recommend Mr. Shell for any personal injury/work injury case based solely on my experience with him on this case and how caring and professional he has treated me.
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Posted by DeAndre | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Shell is the Best!
Brian has been there for me since the moment we met. He is my lawyer, and does exactly what has been necessary for me to receive my workman comp, although i was initially denied.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Loan Officer
  • Core Financial Group
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Carpet/Hardwood Installer
  • Masterpiece Flooring
  • 2005 - 2006
  • HVAC Installer
  • E-Z Air, Inc.
  • 1997 - 2005
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Martinez v. Group O
  • Commission awarded surgery authorization

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Board Member- Young Lawyers Section
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Corporate Vision
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Unknown
  • Don't be the tough guy- 3 ways you can kill your Workers' Compensation case before it begins
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Midwest Orthopedics at Rush- Illinois Workers' Compensation Cases
  • Handling a Workers' Compensation Case from a Petitioner's Perspective
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (18)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Bryan is a solid advocate for his clients, and doggedly pursued the best possible outcomes in the cases I had with him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse, Mr. Shell. He is a top-notch lawyer in his area of practice and is always sharing his breadth of knowledge with others."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very capable and responsive."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is an excellent work comp attorney. His attention to detail and relationships with his clients set him apart from other attorneys in his industry."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is a hard-working attorney, sharp, and stays on top of his cases, fighting for his clients. If you have an injury from work, or family member who has been hurt, give him a call and see what he can do."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is passionate and dedicated in the representation of his clients and professional to work with."
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Joliet Workers compensation Lawyer Bryan L. Shell
Bryan L. Shell
Workers compensation Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation