Crain's Chicago Business Names Hinshaw & Culbertson's Diane Webster One of Chicago's Most Influential Minority Lawyers

December 11, 2017

The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Diane Webster, Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Chicago office, has been named by Crain’s Chicago Business to the publication’s inaugural list of Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago. Webster's focus is commercial litigation practice; she is active in the Latino legal community, and has devoted much of her career to helping other minority lawyers succeed.

Webster defends clients in commercial litigation, medical and healthcare claims, product and pharmaceutical liability, and medical/surgical device claims. She has resolved multimillion-dollar cases and obtained several key defense verdicts in the past year. She is currently defending clients in cases brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) at a time when privacy issues generally and litigation under this statute are on the rise.

Webster is overseeing the relocation and build-out of Hinshaw’s headquarters in Chicago—with a planned occupancy date of spring 2018. She co-chairs the firm’s Hispanic / Latino Affinity Network, and is active in the firm’s mentoring program, through which she mentors Hinshaw's up and coming lawyers. She was the firm's inaugural Fellow in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity and a member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, among other activities.

The Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago was published in today's edition of Crain’s Chicago Business, as well as online at

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