Scott R. Shinkan


Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7430


Scott is a skilled trial and appellate trial monitoring lawyer focused on defending insureds and counseling insurers on all aspects of casualty litigation for a wide range of industries.  He defends physicians and practice groups in medical malpractice lawsuits. Scott represents physicians practicing in many branches of medicine, including obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and numerous other specialties and interdisciplinary fields. He represents the interests of state patient compensation funds. He successfully defends physicians at trial and through other forms of alternative dispute resolution with exposures well into the millions.

Scott provides nationwide appellate trial monitoring of complex, high profile trials and represents the interests of excess insurers, including cases involving significant insurance towers. Scott assists with trial preparation and monitors high exposure trials throughout the country, saving clients millions of dollars in potential exposure and helping to preserve issues appropriately for appellate review.

Scott’s litigation practice also includes motor carriers, products liability, commercial general liability, contractors, worker’s compensation, toxic torts (diacetyl) and lawyer malpractice (defending lawsuits against plaintiffs’ and defense firms). Scott has a niche practice defending muzzleloader and bullet manufacturers, and he has experience in first-party property coverage litigation.  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 counsels insurers on liability and coverage issues arising out of claims involving civil malicious prosecution and reversed convictions, catastrophic injuries, and motor carrier accidents.  Scott keeps clients informed with CE/CLE presentations on various topics.

Scott received his Artium Baccalaurei (B.A.) 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 was a judicial extern for Ret. Judge Sheldon Gardner of the Cook County Circuit Court Law Division, Tax and Miscellaneous Remedies Section.

  • 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: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    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, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • 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