Shavez Rosenthal concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation with substantial experience from his background in managing civil litigation cases.
Prior to joining Nyhan, Shavez was a litigation associate at a civil litigation law firm. He managed cases through all stages of litigation in state and federal courts as well as in management conferences and motion hearings, with matters involving civil litgation and insurance defense, including personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has also served as an assistant public defender for Kankakee and Effingham’s Public Defender’s Offices, trying numerous jury trials, resulting in not guilty verdicts in every case, and handling large felony caseload from bond hearings to postconviction sentencing. He also wrote a motion to suppress a confession in a murder case.
While in law school, Shavez worked as a legal extern with the Office of Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, a legal intern with the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, a clerk with the Bluhm Legal Clinic Center for Criminal Defense Clinic, and a summer legal intern with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. He also served as the Academic Support and Community Outreach for the Black Law Students Association and was a member of Northwestern’s The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.