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Shelby H. Kanarish

Shelby H. Kanarish

Practice primarily consists of large and complex civil litigation, mainly in the field of personal injury and medical negligence. With an accounting and tax education, along with work experience as a certified public account, Mr. Kanarish represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation.

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice, Police Brutality, Discrimination, Large Injury Claims

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Courts of the State of Illinois
  • Courts of the State of Arizona


  • De Paul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1971
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1963
    B.S. in Accountancy

Representative Cases:

  • Roy Gerald Hamrick v. Dennis Lewis, 515 F.Supp. 983
    (U.S. Dis. N.D. of Ill. 1981)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Instructor for New Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Illinois Bar Association – Member
  • Chicago Bar Association – Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association – Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association – Member

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, Attorney
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Judge, Law Schools Trial Competition
  • Chicago Housing Authority Resident Organization, Consultant
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator for Accident Claims and Instructor for New Arbitrators

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