Shawn Barnett

Shawn Barnett

Hale & Monico
  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Municipal Law ...
  • 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. 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
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Municipal Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6312312
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Hale & Monico
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Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Chicago, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Department
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Office of Emergency Management
United States Air Force
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
LL.M. (2014)
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Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D.
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Thomas Edison State College
B.A. (2010) | History
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2021-2023
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6312312
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Hale & Monico LLC
53 West Jackson
Suite 330
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 870-6905