Brendan is the managing partner at Shiller Preyar. A lifelong resident of Chicago, Brendan has extensive experience in a variety areas of law, including criminal defense, white collar criminal defense, civil rights, zoning, licensing, and others.
Shiller graduated first in his class from John Marshall Law School in 2003. At John Marshall, Shiller received the John N. Jewitt Scholarship for the highest rank in the studies of the first year; the Arba N. Waterman Scholarship for the highest rank in the second year; and the Edward T. Lee Scholarship for the highest rank in the third year. He also received the Graduate School Scholarship as the highest ranking day division student; the West Publishing Company Prize for the highest grade point average in the day division after the first year; and the Lexis/Nexis Prize for the highest standing in the last year. Shiller was a Dean's Scholar at John Marshall, a member of the Order of John Marshall honorary society, and recipient of the Fred F. Herzog Scholarship. During the spring 2003 semester, he was a member of the John Marshall team at the Georgia State Trial Competition.
While attending law school, Brendan interned for the Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing, the Office of the State Appellate Defender, and he externed for the Honorable Judge Robert W, Gettleman of the Northern District of Illinois. He was also a member of the John Marshall Law Review Staff and the Moot Court Council.
Shiller has a wide range of clients including several elected officials, the president of a major local business association, and small and mid-sized business owners.
In 2015 Brendan was awarded as one of the top 100 trial lawyers nationally. Brendan received an award for client satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. In addition to his legal work, Brendan is also on the board of a handful of local and community nonprofits.