Shane M. Carnine

Attorney Shane M. Carnine is a partner of the firm and a skilled personal injury lawyer who brings with him nearly two decades of civil litigation and trial experience. No stranger to achievement, Mt. Vernon native Shane M. Carnine has been named an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyer Network and has helped countless Illinois families and individuals receive complete recoveries for their injuries.

About Shane M. Carnine

Shane Carnine received his J.D. in 2003 from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Shane’s undergraduate studies were in political science, with a semester abroad to study international law and government. While at SIU law school, he was recognized for his excellence in Corporations and Evidence and served as an Articles Editor to the Law Journal. Shane’s legal experience includes a Judicial Clerkship in the Salt Lake City Court of Appeals. Thereafter, Shane successfully practiced for over a dozen years as an insurance defense attorney. He joined Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. in 2017 as a partner and brings unique perspectives to the practice with over a decade of civil litigation and trial experience. Less than 2% of all Illinois lawyers under 40 years old have received The Emerging Lawyer designation by the Leading Lawyer Network, and Mr. Carnine was profiled by the organization in 2016.

Shane was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, where he graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School, and is the son of Roy and Laura Carnine. Shane and his wife Erica are the parents of twins and live in Jefferson County, Illinois.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Souther District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015

Professional Involvement

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Illinois Bar Journal Article Author
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel – Past Member
  • Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) – Past President
  • Association of Defense Trial Lawyers – Past Member


  • Emerging Lawyer- Shane Carnine has been recognized by Emerging Lawyers Magazine (2016) for his superior legal skills, experience and record of success. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have earned this distinction.
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Shane kept me informed during the entire process. I totally trusted his judgment and guidance. I went through some difficult times and Shane’s compassion and kindness were unmatched. I highly recommend Shane Carnine and Hassakis & Hassakis.

- Judith Ealey

Education Details:

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, J.D. 2003
  • Eastern Illinois Univeristy, Charleston, B.A. in Political Science
  • SIU Law Journal Articles Editor
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Awards for Excellence in Corporations and Evidence

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