Symone D. Shinton
Associate / Chicago

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

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Symone has broad experience in a variety of commercial litigation matters, with a focus on complex products liability cases. Symone has taken and defended the depositions of fact and expert witnesses in an environmental mass-tort multidistrict litigation. She has also prepared analytical chemistry experts for deposition and trial and authored examinations and demonstratives to guide the jury through complex technologies like chromatography and mass spectrometry systems. And Symone has drafted and argued key motions and briefs, including spearheading Daubert evidentiary arguments.

Symone’s advocacy is driven by principles of human connection. She interprets the complex languages of science and technology for juries in a way that authentically meets them where they are. As a first-generation American raised by her mother, Symone is passionate about using the privilege of practicing law to create a more equitable society for under-resourced groups. Symone leads the firm’s antiracist book club, guiding discussions of books that unpack the edifices of institutional racism. She also serves as a board member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Media and Civic Education Board, which supports the Lawyers in the Classroom Program. Symone has directed the firm’s partnership with the Lawyers in the Classroom Program serving middle school students in Chicago’s Bronzeville community since she joined the firm in 2019.

Symone came to the firm after practicing at another leading national law firm. She was the valedictorian of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received awards for her written and oral advocacy skills on both the moot court and trial teams. She obtained her B.S. summa cum laude from Florida State University.