Bryan L. Shell


Bryan ShellAssociate

Phone: 888-BLOCKLAW, 815-726-9999, 312-307-7999
Fax: 815-727-6378
Email: shell@blocklaw.com

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 2015 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, including being named a “Rising Star” attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers, 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.  Recently our firm was named by U.S News & World Report as one of the best law firms of 2017.

I have spent my career practicing law in courtrooms and Illinois Workers’ Compensation settings throughout Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Will and many more counties.  When I am not busy fighting for the right of my clients, you can usually find me supporting my daughters at a dance competition, on the softball field coaching.  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 am currently writing a book about Workers’ Compensation, which covers three easy ways to lose your case before it begins.  I have been invited to present a legal conferences in the are.  The most recent was hosted by Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University, where I discussed how to litigate a Workers’ Compensation claim from the injured worker’s perspective.

I also have a typical origin story as an attorney.  I am a 2008 graduate from Hamline University School of Law.  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.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of practice devoted to litigation
  • 5% of practice devoted to appeals

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • North Central College, Political Science B.A., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois, 2009

Bar Memberships

  • Will County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association