Illinois Personal Injury Attorney Shane CarnineLocation:

Mount Vernon, Illinois


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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.

Hometown Biography:  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
  • United States District Court
  • Southern District of Illinois – 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit – 2010
  • United States Supreme Court – 2015

Undergraduate School

    • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
      • Major in political science
      • Minor in pre-law
      • Member of the marching band drumline
      • Study abroad at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, for a law school

Law School

      • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
        • J.D. – 2003
        • SIU Law Journal Articles Editor
        • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
        • Awards for Excellence in Corporations and Evidence

Areas of Practice

Employment History

      • Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. – Partner (2017-present)
      • Black, Ballard, McDonald, P.C. – Partner (1/2011-12/2016)
      • Black, Ballard, McDonald, P.C. – Associate (6/2004 – 12/2010)
      • Utah Court of Appeals – Judicial Clerkship

Bar/Professional Association 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

Recent Recognitions

  • 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.