Symone D. Shinton
Associate / Chicago

P: 312-881-5962
F: 312-380-7003

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Symone’s practice is built on a devotion to intellectual curiosity and translating the complex languages of science and technology into a language that judges and juries can understand. This requires synthesizing complicated and voluminous information into concise and simple themes that authentically resonate with their intended audience. Symone’s advocacy emanates from principles of human connection, embracing emotional intelligence and rejecting ego.

Symone’s practice currently concentrates on products liability defense, though she has broad experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. Symone has extensive deposition experience, including taking and defending several fact and expert witness depositions in an environmental mass tort multidistrict litigation. She has also managed various analytical chemistry experts for deposition and trial, including preparing examinations and demonstratives that guide the jury through complex technologies like chromatography and spectrometry systems. She has also drafted and argued various motions and briefs, including spearheading Daubert evidentiary arguments.

Symone graduated as the valedictorian from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she obtained several awards for her written and oral advocacy skills on both the moot court and trial teams. A first-generation American raised by her mother, Symone is passionate about using the privilege to practice law to create a more equitable society for various underprivileged groups such as immigrants and children from under-resourced families. Symone also leads the firm's Antiracist book club.