Shannon Cottrell

Chicago, Illinois

Shannon Cottrell focuses her practice on the representation of individuals in disability and healthcare benefit disputes. Ms. Cottrell has been with the firm since its inception in 2013, first as a paralegal and senior appeals case manager and now as an associate attorney.

Ms. Cottrell graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2022 with a certificate of concentration in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Ms. Cottrell was a member of the trial team and participated in nationwide competitions. She is also a certified mediator for small claims in state court. Ms. Cottrell worked as a judicial extern for Judge Robert Dow in the U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois. 


  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2022
  • Kaplan University, BA Paralegal Studies, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2022

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2019
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2021

Past Employment Positions

  • Paralegal, 2013
  • Senior Appeals Case Manager, 2018
  • Associate Attorney, 2022


  • English
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