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 a commitment to effectively translating the complex languages of science and technology in a manner a judge or jury can understand. This requires synthesizing complicated and voluminous information into concise and simple themes and adapting continuously throughout the litigation. Symone’s communication skills inside and outside of the courtroom are informed by emotional awareness and an unwavering focus on the outcome for the client. Symone enjoys the collaboration within and across firms that many cases require, leading always with the client’s interests.

Symone’s practice is currently concentrated on products liability defense though she has broad experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. Symone has extensive offensive and defensive deposition experience, including first chairing the defense of several fact and expert witness depositions in an environmental mass tort multidistrict litigation. She has also managed 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.