Ms. Hatton has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of civil litigation matters, including, but not limited to employment disputes, contract claims, business torts, and family law matters. Ms. Hatton also practices in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith defense, and is experienced in insurance coverage analysis, litigation and negotiation involving all kinds of policies and claims. She has litigated before both the state and federal courts in California, and has handled many matters through the alternative dispute resolution process.

Ms. Hatton has also represented employees and employers in various employment-related disputes, including cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and emotional distress. She has represented clients in both the public and private sector, and has litigated disputes in both state and federal court. She has also assisted employers by providing counseling and advice regarding employment practices and helps employers develop and implement policies to manage risk.

Ms. Hatton regularly works with clients in terms of alternative dispute resolution. She has mediated and arbitrated numerous matters, including business and employment disputes. 

Professional Background

Ms. Hatton joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in March 2013. Previously she was an associate with the firm from 2006 through 2009.

Recently, Ms. Hatton prosecuted elder abuse cases and assisted families in resolving custody and dissolution matters.

Ms. Hatton began her legal career as a legal assistant for a civil rights attorney in the Bay Area.

Professional Affiliations

  • San Francisco County Bar Association.

Honors & Awards

  • In 2013, Ms. Hatton was named to the Rising Stars list by Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars magazine.


J.D., University of California, Davis, School of Law, 2006; Chair, King Hall Legal Foundation

B.A., highest honors, American Studies, honors, Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2000