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Chad Patrick Shannon

chad patrick shannon

Chad joined Friday & Cox in 2020, and handles a wide variety of cases in Pennsylvania and West Virginia including nursing home and hospital injuries, civil rights, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, oil and gas injuries, and railroad collisions. He believes in helping the most vulnerable of our society.

Over his nearly two decades of practice, Chad has tried several cases including a toxic tort case of first impression in West Virginia. He also holds the largest nursing home verdict in Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), a $400,000.00 victory of behalf of the family who lost their loved one to negligence. However, he may be most proud of his work in Marlene Thrower, as the Administrtix of the Estate of Csilisa Whitehead v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania et al. (873 F. Supp. 2d 651 (W.D. Pa. 2012)), where he assisted in extending civil rights causes of action to the mentally disabled for injuries sustained while in a state-run facility.

Beyond his work in the law, Chad is an award winning short film director and writer as well as a published author. His first book, The Best Seven Years of My Life: The Story of an Unlikely Caregiver was featured in the New York Times on February 14, 2019. Chad has been a Pennsylvania Rising Star and Super Lawyer and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the United States District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of West Virginia.

Areas of Practice
Auto Accidents 
Birth Injuries
Cancer Misdiagnosis
Car Accidents
Defective Products
Hospital Acquired Infections 
Labor & Delivery Injuries
Medical Malpractice
Medical Misdiagnosis
Medication Mistakes
Motorcycle Accidents
Nursing Home Abuse
OBGYN Malpractice
Pedestrian Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Surgical Errors
Tractor Trailer Accidents
Workers’ Compensation
Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions
West Virginia
United States District Courts – Western District of Pennsylvania, Southern District of West Virginia and Northern District of West Virginia

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – 2003 J.D., cum laude
Ohio University – 1997 B.A., Psychology