Joseph Patrick Shea

Shea Law Group Has Been a Family Owned Practice Since 1997

Joseph Patrick Shea

Joseph Patrick Shea is the founder of Shea Law Group in Chicago, a prominent, client-centered personal injury law firm, with offices in downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs, and the original Logan Square location. 

Bringing 30+ years of litigation experience to each case, Attorney Joseph Shea is a dedicated, tenacious trial lawyer who cares deeply about his clients and helping them attain the justice and compensation they deserve. A graduate of St. John’s University and the University of Wisconsin Law School, he not only holds a law degree, but also a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in pre-med.

As an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, Mr. Shea has successfully represented many grievously injured individuals, including those who have experienced traumatic brain injury due to medical malpractice, construction accidents or automobile accidents. Throughout the course of  his career, he has attained significant settlements for many of his clients, including:

  • $2.5 million for a construction accident
  • $2 million settlement for wrongful death
  • $955,000 verdict for a pedestrian struck by a moving van in a crosswalk
  • $1.3 million verdict for a wrongful death of a minor pedestrian
  • $600,000 settlement in a malpractice case for a fall from a MRI table
  • $300,000 settlement for a five-year old girl who was attacked by a pit bull
  • $1.7 million settlement for a wrongful death auto accident

In addition to attaining life-changing compensation for hundreds of clients over the years, Joseph Shea has built a locally renowned and nationally recognized law firm, where people matter. Each member of the firm exemplifies the characteristics that set Attorney Joseph Shea apart from the crowd – dedication, tenacity, compassion, and experience. 

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Shea is committed to helping the community foster enriched relationships between the local businesses and its residents. Joseph is a longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce – having served as its President for four years. He also enjoys coaching soccer during the summer months.


University of Wisconsin School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1991
Saint John’s University, Bachelor of Science, 1987


Wisconsin, 1991
Illinois, 1991
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1991
United States Federal Court, 1991


Illinois Bar Association (ISBA)
Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)

Proudly Serving the Following Areas

  • Chicago
  • Elgin
  • Waukegan
  • Naperville
  • Cicero
  • Joliet
  • Rockford
  • Berwyn
  • Milwaukee
  • Hinsdale
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Our representation costs nothing until you recover compensation for your injuries. Please call us at 773-365-0040 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your personal injury case.

    Client Testimonials

    "My Experience with Shea Law Group was excellent. Joseph Patrick Shea gave my case all the attention that was needed to be successful, the rapport and guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, timely and open for calls and quick updates. Highly recommend their services, simply very professional from start to finish, also the whole legal team was very responsive, professional and empathic, thank you for your hard work, I couldn’t have asked for a better firm. Thank you again SHEA LAW GROUP." - Anna A.