Edet Nsemo represents clients in litigation, focusing on the defense of matters involving personal injury, property damage, and product liability. With experience that includes conducting extensive legal research and drafting motions, complaints, and briefs, Edet has wide-ranging knowledge of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Hinshaw as an associate, Edet was a law clerk and summer associate with the firm. He also worked as a law clerk for a firm in Chicago that specialized in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Before embarking on his legal career, Edet spent nearly seven years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), several of which included serving in Afghanistan, Japan, Thailand, Australia, and the Philippines. Following his tours overseas, Edet returned to the U.S. and continued working for the USMC in Washington D.C. and Chicago as an executive administrator and personnel chief, respectively. During this time, he was also a congressional intern for U.S. Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky.

Edet left the military to pursue his education and the practice of law. In his studies—from undergrad through law school—he was involved in a number of activities and associations.

While attending law school, Edet was an active participant in the Loyola Community Law Center Veterans Practicum where he handled a variety of legal matters for veterans and their family. A Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy, Edet represented Loyola in national mock trial competitions. This included competing on the teams that received first place at Golden Gate University's In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition for two consecutive years and first place in the region in the Texas Young Lawyers National Mock Trial Competition.

As a veteran himself, Edet was a peer mentor for other incoming veterans as an undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Veteran Service Award, Military Veterans Student Services, 2016
    • Meritorious Unit Citation, USMC, 2012
    • Presidential Unit Citation, USMC, 2012
    • Navy Achievement Medal with Valor Device, USMC, 2011
    • Purple Heart, USMC, 2010
  • Academic
    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
      • Gary David Friedman Excellence in Advocacy Award
      • Leadership, Service, and Public Interest Recognition


  • Co-Author, "The Specter of Drone Litigation Takes Off," TKK News & Publications, June 29, 2017


Edet is a Chicagoan who loves all things Chicago sports. He also enjoys great music, good food, and hearty laughs.

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2019

B.A., magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago, 2016