Vanessa Simpson concentrates her practice in product liability, focusing on pharmaceutical and medical device matters. With a strong background in trial advocacy and court practice, as well as a deep commitment to helping her community, she brings real-world experience, compassion and discipline to her work for clients facing the challenges of litigation.
Before joining Shook, Vanessa completed a judicial clerkship for the Hon. Zoe Bush, now a Senior Judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Vanessa also is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, and served as a military police officer.
J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2016
CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Writing II)
Association of Corporate Counsel Corporate Scholar, Class of 2015
Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Team, Captain
Fair Housing Clinic, Student Attorney
Intern, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
Intern, The Hon. John M. Mott, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Intern, Carey International, Inc.
B.S., Florida International University, 2011 (Criminal Justice; Minor in Communications)