Joshua G. Vincent is a senior member of the Appellate Practice Group of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. He has briefed and argued more than 350 appeals, resulting in 180 published decisions. Mr. Vincent has appeared 12 times in the Illinois Supreme Court.
He has also appeared in the Florida Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits; the New Jersey Appellate Division; the Ohio Appellate Court; and all districts of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Mr. Vincent’s appellate work involves nearly all of the firm’s practice areas, including: commercial disputes; labor and employment; professional and products liability; insurance coverage; administrative review; eminent domain; and criminal justice.
He has overturned adverse appellate court decisions and multimillion-dollar verdicts, and successfully upheld favorable trial court outcomes. He is often hired to prepare or defend post-trial motions, as well.
Although Mr. Vincent dedicates approximately 80 percent of his practice to appeals, he has won jury verdicts in state and federal courts and is a member of the federal trial bar in Chicago. His trial level practice mirrors several of the substantive areas of his appellate practice.
Mr. Vincent joined Hinshaw in May 1983 and was elected a partner in 1989. He has been an elected member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2002. Mr. Vincent is Hinshaw’s Professional Development Partner and is heavily involved in the hiring and training of the firm’s young lawyers.
He co-chairs Hinshaw University, which plans and produces the firm’s nationwide basic skills, trial advocacy and continuing legal education programs, and is a member of the CLE Advisory Group to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Mr. Vincent also chairs the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice’s Appellate Forms Subcommittee.
Mr. Vincent supervises the Chicago office’s incoming class of new lawyers in many pro bono matters, including the prosecution of direct criminal appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He spearheaded the firm’s adoption of its first pro bonopolicy and the establishment of its nationwide pro bono legal services committee.
For three years, Mr. Vincent taught appellate brief writing at DePaul University College of Law. He has also taught an undergraduate constitutional law class at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.
Professional Affiliations :
- American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
- Illinois Access to Justice Commission, Appellate Forms Subcommittee, Chair
- Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, CLE Advisory Group
- J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1983
- A.B., University of Michigan, 1980
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Tenth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
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