About Michael

Michael is a personal injury trial attorney who has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients. His results, and his aggressive and passionate representation have earned him several awards and honors from the legal community, and excellent reviews from his clients.

Shammas Law Office Commitment

Representing injury victims requires an extreme level of dedication, attention to detail, knowledge of medicine, and sensitivity to a client’s situation. Clients typically approach me during the most difficult times in their lives, and place their trust in me to fight for them, obtain justice, and guide them through an unfamiliar process. I pride myself on aggressively building every case, with all available evidence secured, every witness interviewed, top expert witnesses retained, and with no stone left unturned. There is no better feeling than securing maximum compensation for clients so they can regain control of their normal life.

Recognitions & Associations

ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

Illinois Trial Lawers Association

Michael Shammas is part of the The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association which is a statewide organization whose members specialize in representing injured consumers and workers. Founded in 1952, the organization has more than 2,000 members.

The Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Michael Shammas is a confirmed member of the Chicago Bar Association in high standing.  The Chicago Bar Association, founded in 1874, is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States.

Emerging Lawyers

Emerging Lawyers

Michael Shammas has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyer which is dedicated to finding and sourcing only the most highly recommended lawyers available.

American Association For Justice

American Association for justice

Michael Shammas is a proud and confirmed member of the American Association for Justice which actively defends Americans’ right to trial by jury and continues to fight every day to protect our practices, our clients’ rights, and our civil justice system.

Reviews

AVVO

Michael Shammas has continually been recognized as one of the highest rated attorneys on AVVO.com which is an attorney review site which encourages the fair and unbiased reviews of attorney.  Michael has constantly been rated 5/5 across the board.

Expertise

Expertise Award

Michael Shammas has been awarded the 2020 "Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago" award by Expertise.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars Award - SuperLawyers.com

Michael Shammas has been awarded with the "Rising Stars" award from SuperLawers.com for his continual masterful efforts on behalf of his clients throughout his career.

ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

Illinois Trial Lawers Association

Michael Shammas is part of the The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association which is a statewide organization whose members specialize in representing injured consumers and workers. Founded in 1952, the organization has more than 2,000 members.

Emerging Lawyers

Emerging Lawyers

Michael Shammas has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyer which is dedicated to finding and sourcing only the most highly recommended lawyers available.

The Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Michael Shammas is a confirmed member of the Chicago Bar Association in high standing.  The Chicago Bar Association, founded in 1874, is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States.

American Association For Justice

American Association for justice

Michael Shammas is a proud and confirmed member of the American Association for Justice which actively defends Americans’ right to trial by jury and continues to fight every day to protect our practices, our clients’ rights, and our civil justice system.

Reviews

AVVO

Michael Shammas has continually been recognized as one of the highest rated attorneys on AVVO.com which is an attorney review site which encourages the fair and unbiased reviews of attorney.  Michael has constantly been rated 5/5 across the board.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars Award - SuperLawyers.com

Michael Shammas has been awarded with the "Rising Stars" award from SuperLawers.com for his continual masterful efforts on behalf of his clients throughout his career.

Expertise

Expertise Award

Michael Shammas has been awarded the 2020 "Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago" award by Expertise.

F.A.Q.

How soon should I contact an Attorney?

As soon as possible. Being injured in any type of accident is a traumatic experience, and contacting an attorney may not be something on your mind at first. However, the first few days after an accident are often the most important. Critical evidence must be preserved, key witnesses must be interviewed, and timely court procedures must be conducted to ensure that you will have all the necessary evidence to present the best case possible.

Should I Get Medical Attention?

Yes. If you are feeling pain or discomfort after an accident, it is important to get medical attention right away. Don’t minimize or downplay your pain and think it will go away. The pain and functional limitations after an accident can remain and may even get worse. Getting examined in the emergency room, or as soon as possible after the day of accident, will allow doctors to properly identify the problem and create the appropriate treatment plan. Make sure you tell the doctors that you were in an accident, and make sure you tell them all the pain and limitations you are experiencing, even if it seems minor.

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Should I talk to the Insurance Company?

You should not speak with any insurance company, including your own, until you first speak with your attorney. Insurance companies can use your statements against you later. Often times statements are made with honest intentions, but might be twisted around later by the insurance company to suggest something that was not intended, or to possibly take advantage of confusion. It is best to allow your attorney to take over communication with the insurance company.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Shammas Law Office only gets paid if you receive money for your injuries. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you.

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