Shannon E. Buckley


Shannon Buckley focuses her practice on healthcare and commercial litigation, working to resolve disputes through negotiations and taking matters to trial when necessary.

Shannon represents landlords, property management companies, and real estate holding entities in commercial real estate disputes. She is experienced in handling landlord-tenant disputes from the first demand through verdict, or settlement when appropriate. Shannon has extensive courtroom experience in substantive hearings and bench trials as a first and second chair trial counsel.

Shannon also represents medical systems, hospitals, physician groups and individual medical providers in medical negligence cases in Cook County and collar counties across Illinois. She understands the stressful and personal nature of these lawsuits for the medical providers, and strives to support her clients through the litigation process. She has experience in all stages of discovery, and has received a not guilty verdict in a medical malpractice jury trial in Cook County as a second chair trial counsel.


Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Real Estate Litigation and Transactional Services
General Trial Practice

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Illini Club


Chicago, January 27, 2023
Wiegler, Buckley Obtain Defense Verdict in High-Stakes Medical Negligence Case
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys Shera D. Wiegler and Shannon E. Buckley obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of their clients, a pulmonary critical care physician and pulmonary practice, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

November 16, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Receives Not Guilty Verdict in Medical Malpractice Defense Case
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys Timothy G. Nickels and Shannon E. Buckley obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of their client, a radiology group, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

August 18, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Lists
Thirty-nine Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named to the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ lists.

Chicago, Madison County, July 25, 2017
Three Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that two lateral attorneys and a newly sworn-in attorney have joined the firm as associates.

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