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More than 25 years ago, six attorneys started a law firm which quickly developed a national reputation as a preeminent litigation law firm.

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Brett S. Shimanovsky


Mr. Shimanovsky began working at Connolly Krause LLC in May of 2018. For two summers, Mr. Shimanovsky has interned as a law clerk for the firm where he gained valuable knowledge, experience, and insight regarding all aspects and areas of the firm’s insurance defense litigation practice.

Mr. Shimanovsky completed his undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University, where he earned a scholarship to play four years of Division I baseball. He was recognized with All-Conference honors as well as Academic Excellence honors. Upon Graduation, Mr. Shimanovsky attended Southern Illinois University School of Law and graduated in 2020. While at SIU, he was the recipient of two CALI awards in Negotiation and in Wrongful Convictions. In addition, Mr. Shimanovsky obtained his 711 license and worked to obtain orders of protection for victims of domestic violence.

In his spare time, Mr. Shimanovsky enjoys golfing, working out, and cooking.




Office: 312-466-7206


  • Premises liability

  • Products Liability

  • General Tort Litigation

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2020

  • St. Louis University, B.A., 2017

  • Illinois Supreme Court, 2021

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