Profile

Name

Vincent Browne

Firm

Schoen Browne, P.C.

Firm Website

http://www.schoenbrowne.com

City

Chicago

State

IL

Bio

VINCENT B. BROWNE

EDUCATION:

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Juris Doctor degree earned 1997

DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts degree (Philosophy) earned 1994

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Schoen Browne, P.C.- 2009 to present

Dennis T. Schoen, P.C. – Chicago, Illinois, 2007 to 2008

Bernard R. Nevoral and Associates – Chicago, Illinois, 2007

Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd. – Chicago, Illinois,
1997 to 2007

ADMISSIONS/LICENSES:

Member, State Bar of Illinois (1997)

Member, State Bar of Ohio (2003)

Federal Court Admissions

Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois

Northern District of Illinois

Southern District of Illinois

Northern District of Indiana

Southern District of Indiana

Eastern District of Wisconsin

Northern District of Ohio

Southern District of Ohio

Eastern District of Michigan

Western District of Michigan

Various admissions pro hac vice in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Ohio.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Named, Illinois Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, and 2010

Adjunct Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law, 2006-present

ATLA Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence 2003, 2004, 2005

ATLA New Lawyers Division Chair Award 2004

ITLA Amicus Volunteer Award 2001, 2002, 2003

DePaul University College of Law Sweig Award for Excellence in Legal Writing 1997

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Executive Committee 2004-2005

Board of Governors 2004-2005

Public Affairs Committee 2004-present

Key Person Committee 1999-present

Law Student Services Committee 1999-2003

Chair of New Lawyers Division 2003-2004

ATLA PAC Task Force 1999-present (Vice-Chair 2004-2009)

The Pound Civil Justice Institute

Board of Trustees 2005-2009

American Bar Association


Member 1997 to present

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Amicus Committee 1998-present
Legislative Committee 1999-present

Illinois State Bar Association
Member 1997 to present

Chicago Bar Association
Tort Litigation Committee 2000-present
Young Lawyers Tort Litigation Committee 1999-present

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS:

Browne, Vincent B., Coordinator and Moderator, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Justice:

Practical Tools for the New Lawyer, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Boston 2004.

Browne, Vincent B., Coordinator, Railroad Law Section Educational Program, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Toronto 2005.

REPORTED CASES:

Acres v. American Insurance Company, 2000 WL 220500 (N.D.Ill. 2000) (Memorandum Opinion and Order granting summary judgment in favor of Plaintiff relative to stacking of underinsured motorist coverage)

Callis, Papa, Jackstadt & Halloran, P.C. v. Norfolk and Western Ry. Co., 195 Ill.2d 356, 748 N.E.2d 153 (2001) (as amicus curiae on behalf of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association)

Bodkin v. 5401 S.P. Inc., 329 Ill. App. 3d 620, 768 N.E.2d 194, 263 Ill. Dec. 434 (1st Dist. 2002) (affirming trial verdict in favor of railroad worker injured by explosion of firework in his hand)

Chandler v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., 207 Ill.2d 331, 798 N.E.2d 724 (2003) (as amicus curiae on behalf of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association)

Wakulich v. Mraz, 203 Ill.2d 223, 785 N.E.2d 843 (2003) (as amicus curiae on behalf of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association)

Hinkle v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 2:2005-CV-00574 (S.D.Ohio 2006) (Memorandum Opinion and Order granting summary judgment in favor of locomotive engineer under the Locomotive Inspection Act and Code of Federal Regulations)

McKia-Coy v. Horseshoe Hammond, L.L.C., 2008 WL 4326468 (N.D.Ill. 2008)