Scott R. Shinkan

Partner

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7430

Biography

Scott is a skilled trial lawyer focused on defending insured and self-insured clients in state and federal court litigation in Illinois and Wisconsin. Scott primarily defends physicians and practice groups in medical malpractice lawsuits. He has represented physicians practicing in many branches of medicine, including obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and numerous other specialties and interdisciplinary fields. Scott has assisted with successfully defending physicians at trial and through other forms of alternative dispute resolution with exposures well into the millions.

Scott’s general liability defense practice also includes transportation and trucking, products liability, premises liability, and legal malpractice cases. He has represented major logistics and transportation management companies, and he actively defends one of the leading recycling and waste services providers in the Chicago area. Scott also monitors trials and provides analysis on high exposure claims on behalf of excess and primary insurers. Scott has experience with toxic torts such as diacetyl/butter flavorings litigation, and with civil malicious prosecution and wrongful conviction tort claims. He has successfully defended attorneys and law firms, churches, restaurants, cable providers, muzzleloader and bullet manufacturers, construction companies and subcontractors, and numerous other insured clients.

Scott received his Artium Baccalaurei degree in Economics from Wabash College, where he was a leader in the classroom, in his fraternity, and on the baseball diamond. He completed the Walt Disney World College Program. Scott is a graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was the student vice president of the local Federalist Society chapter and a judicial extern for Ret. Judge Sheldon Gardner of the Cook County Circuit Court Law Division, Tax and Miscellaneous Remedies Section.

Education

  • J.D. Valparaiso University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A. Wabash College, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • Orlando

    Florida 32801

    618 E. South Street

    Suite 500

    Orlando, Florida 32801

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman