Mr. Shancer grew up understanding the value of hard work and personal commitment. He lives by that philosophy each and every work day in his practice. He is ethical, hard-working and unstoppable when it comes to taking care of his clients. Personal integrity, honesty and a straight forward approach characterize his dealings with clients, other attorneys, judges and insurance personnel.

Mr. Shancer’s law firm has represented victims of injuries throughout Illinois in a variety of cases. Victims of auto and trucking accidents, construction workers, produce workers, industrial and factory workers and victims of hospital and doctor negligence have all been clients. The Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Shancer was established in 1993. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Shancer was associated with two of Chicago’s largest, and most prestigious, personal injury law firms. He also worked for a large insurance defense firm, thereby learning how insurance carriers and counsel approach injury cases.

Mr. Shancer is one of the area’s leading personal injury attorneys. He is intelligent, aggressive and creative. Mr. Shancer has had many victories including a verdict against Stonehard, the world’s largest manufacturer of epoxy, in a significant product liability case. He has consistently obtained outstanding results on behalf of his clients in workers’ compensation cases and the trial of civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Auto and Trucking Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice

Representative Clients

  • Auto Accident Victims
  • Injured Pedestrians
  • Injured Bus Accident Passengers
  • Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Electricians
  • Ironworkers
  • Carpenters
  • Laborers
  • Plumbers
  • Pipefitters
  • Boilermakers

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois, 1986
  • Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986

 Education

  • DePaul University, 1986, Juris Doctor
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, 1983, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • The University of Chicago, 1979-1981

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 to present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 to present (Legislative Committee and Publications Committee)
  • American Bar Association, 1986 to present
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1986 to present

Previous Associations

  • Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo
  • Williams & Montgomery
  • Anesi, Ozmon & Rodin