Workplace Injury Lawyer - Jack Cannon (Of Counsel)
For over 26 years, Jack Cannon has zealously represented injured people in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Throughout his career, Jack has successfully tried hundreds of cases in Cook County and at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in downtown Chicago. In 2010, Jack received the Illinois Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter. In February and April of 2010, the Verdict Search, a national publication, awarded Jack the Verdict of the Month Award. Jack obtained record verdicts in three Illinois counties: Cook, Will, and Morgan.
Jack was born in the United States and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He returned to the U.S. to attend Loyola University in Chicago. While at Loyola, Jack played Division I soccer for the Loyola squad. Jack graduated from Loyola University in 1987 with his B.A. in Political Science. Loyola University inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. As an alumnus, he joined the Viking Athletic Association and later served as its President from 1996 to 2000.
Jack graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1993. Mr. Cannon spent several years as a high-rise concrete laborer with Laborers Local 4 prior to attending law school. He applies this experience and understanding when representing injured workers.
Jack was elected by his peers as the President of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA) in 2017. He is currently a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
Jack addresses the Illinois Senate and House sub-committees on pending Workers’ Compensation legislation when necessary. In 2018, he sat on the Revision of the Rules of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to make and enforce the laws. In 2019, Jack sat on the Medical Billing Workers’ Compensation Committee to do the same.
Today, Jack educates lawyers nationwide regarding personal injury issues and frequently teaches on the topic of Illinois Workers’ Compensation. Jack authored numerous articles for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a frequent contributor to the firm’s monthly column in The Irish American News.
Jack and his wife Stacey have three grown children and reside in north suburban Chicago. When he’s not in the office, Jack enjoys cooking with his wife, reading, listening to music, exercising, and watching soccer. He is also a color commentator on ESPN for Loyola University soccer games.
- John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, 1993
- Loyola University, Bachelor of Art in Political Science, 1987
- State Bar of Illinois, 1993
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois State Bar Association