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Chad Patrick Shannon

Chad 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, catastrophic 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 a $400,000 nursing home verdict, the largest one in Allegheny County. 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)), a case that extended 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 has been asked to speak on various legal topics at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

In his free time, you’ll find Chad exploring the outdoors, travelling with his wife, and probably listening to the Grateful Dead.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • United States District Courts – Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court – Northern & Southern Districts of West Virginia.
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals


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