Shawn Barnett

Shawn Barnett

Hale & Monico
  • Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Municipal Law ...
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin, Illinois, Southern District of Illinois
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Biography

Shawn Barnett is a skilled litigator and trial attorney who is dedicated to helping those who have been victimized by law enforcement or correctional officers. He has received multiple million-dollar settlements for his clients and has been recognized as an Illinois Rising Star multiple times.

During his time as an attorney, Shawn has represented numerous clients who have been injured by those who have abused their authority. He has vigorously pursued a wide variety of claims on behalf of his clients, including false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force, wrongful death, and sexual assault. Shawn has a particular focus on police involved shooting incidents and has litigated multiple cases involving shootings. He understands that there are always two sides to every story and is willing to listen to each potential new client explain their situation.

Shawn's philosophy is to litigate his cases aggressively, communicate with his clients to keep them informed about the case and what is reasonable, and to do whatever he can in order to obtain justice for his clients. This is not only Shawn's philosophy but that of Hale & Monico, a law firm with decades of experience in the field of civil rights and personal injury.

Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Discrimination, Police Misconduct
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Municipal Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6312312
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Southern District of Illinois
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7th Circuit
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U.S. District Court Central & Northern Districts of Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Hale & Monico
- Current
Partner - Head of Plaintiff's Civil Rights Litigation 2022-present
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Chicago, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Department
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Misdemeanor Department Law Clerk
United States Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk
Contra Costa County District Attorney
Office of Emergency Management
United States Air Force
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
LL.M. (2014) | Trial & Appellate Advocacy
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Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
Managing Editor of Golden Gate University Law Review (2012-13)
Honors: with honors
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Thomas Edison State College
B.A. (2010) | History
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Awards
Rising Star in Civil rights & Personal injury
Super Lawyers
2021, 2022
Litigation Professionalism Award
Golden Gate University School of Law
Best Direct Examination
Golden Gate University School of Law, National Criminal Just Trial Competition
Witkin Award
Golden Gate University School of Law
Contracts 2010; Mock Trial 2011
Airmen of the Quarter
United States Air Force, 87th Civil Engineer Squadron
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6312312
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Investigator for the Judicial Evaluation Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Hollingsworth v. Perry: United States Supreme Court grants certiorari to hear the Prop 8 case to determine the fate of same-sex marriage in California
Golden Gate University Law Review
Speaking Engagements
A Look at Both Sides: Representing Victims and Officers in Police Misconduct Cases
GGU Litigation Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hale & Monico Website
Website
Shawn Barnett's Firm Profile
Blog
Hale & Monico Blog
Contact & Map
Hale & Monico LLC
Chicago Office
Monadnock Building
53 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 330
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 870-6905
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Hale & Monico LLC
New York Office
Woolworth Building
233 Broadway, Suite 820
New York City, NY 10279
Toll-Free: (833) 946-2639
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Hale & Monico LLC
Peoria Office
701 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Toll-Free: (833) 946-2639
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed