Edward P. Shaughnessy

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Easton, Pennsylvania

Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy
Edward P. Shaughnessy
Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1988

Education: William & Mary Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2024
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Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy

731 Lehigh Street
Easton, PA 18042 Visit website


Personal injury attorney Edward P. Shaughnessy is the owner and founder of the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has been offering high-quality legal representation to eastern Pennsylvania residents who are coping with the aftermath of:

·       Truck/other motor vehicle accidents

·       Catastrophic injuries

·       Wrongful death

·       Medical malpractice

·       Workplace accidents

·       Construction accidents

·       Slip and falls

·       Premises liability

·       Nursing home abuse and neglect

·       Sexual harassment

Over the last 30 years, Mr. Shaughnessy has guided victims of negligence to recover the damages they rightfully deserve. He has a reputation for taking on complicated personal injury cases turned down by other attorneys. He always strives to relieve his clients’ stresses and burdens in a compassionate and professional manner. Even opposing lawyers look at him as a creative, aggressive and thoughtful attorney with a genuine concern for his clients’ interests.

Before earning his Juris Doctor in 1988 from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Shaughnessy completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He started his own legal practice after working as an associate for one of the prominent eastern Pennsylvania law firms.

Mr. Shaughnessy is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is involved in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Northampton County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Mr. Shaughnessy has obtained membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning million and multimillion dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. He has been listed in the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers. Committed to serving his community, he serves on the advisory board of Karl Stirner Arts Trail and a few other nonprofits. He received the “Volunteer of the Year” award from Pennsylvania Downtown Center in 2018.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.edshau.com/attorney/edward-p-shaughnessy/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pomfret Club. Vice-President
  • Volunteer of the Year, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, 2018
  • Northampton County Wine Gala Charity Benefit, Board Member
  • EAILD. Executive Committee Member, Board Member
  • Board President, Greater Easton Development Partnership
  •  Karl Stirner Arts Trail Advisory Board
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor, Northampton County Reporter
Educational Background:
  • William and Mary Law School. J.D., 1988
  • Easton Area High School, 1980
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B.A., 1985
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988
Industry Groups:
  • American Association For Justice
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice

Office location for Edward P. Shaughnessy

731 Lehigh Street
Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-258-9955


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2024

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