Hinshaw's Brette Bensinger Honored with "2017 Forty Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" Award

November 10, 2017

The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is very pleased to announce that Chicago-based labor & employment partner Brette Bensinger was honored by Law Bulletin Media with a "2017 Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" award. As recognized in a special supplement published by The Chicago Lawyer, recipients are selected for their "intelligence, passion, success in the office, and desire to help the community." More than 1,500 nominations were submitted for the award this year.

In a Chicago Lawyer profile, Bensinger is described as "an outstanding lawyer" and a "skillful litigator with exceptional instincts." Her work that resulted in Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart's office becoming the first entity to ever achieve compliance with the Shakman Decree is highlighted, along with her "direct communication style, deep expertise in employment law, and dedicated advocacy."

Bensinger is also described as leader in the local community, specifically for her work with the Illinois Constitutional Rights Foundation's Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in a Classroom program, her service on the Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and her role as Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the hospital's Founders' Board.

Read Bensinger's Chicago Lawyer profile (PDF)

Bensinger is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.) and Northwestern University (B.A.). She serves as an auxiliary board member for the Illinois Judges Foundation and is an alumni member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy. Bensinger is admitted to practice in Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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