A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law, Carolin K. Shining has spent nearly all of her legal career fighting for people in need of help against corporate greed, including in mass torts, chemical exposures, class actions, and personal injury. Her grandparents immigrated from Poland to work in Detroit’s auto industry, as plant workers, social workers, engineers, and scientists. Their hard work ethic and family values have inspired her career, including helping her work her own way through college and law school. She is an accomplished trial attorney, but her passion is getting to know her clients personally, understanding and meeting their needs.

Ms. Shining was just awarded the 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California President’s Award for her work on the State Bar of California’s Paraprofessional Program Working Group. She was just elected the Vice-Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Delegation to the California Conference of Bar Delegates. She serves as Secretary on the Executive Committee of the LA County Bar Association’s Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section.

In addition to being a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law (J.D., 1990), Ms. Shining also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree, Biochemistry from Michigan State University (B.Sc., 1987).  She has been a Registered Patent Attorney since 1990 and is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois, and before numerous federal district courts.  She is highly active in local and state bar association activities include Attorneys Association for Justice (AAJ), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), and the California Conference of Bar Associations (CCBA).  She has written numerous articles for legal publications including the LA Lawyer Magazine, the Advocate, the CAOC Forum, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  She is a regular lecturer on a variety of legal topics at the Los Angeles Law Library.  She has also performed pro bono work for low-income individuals in domestic violence temporary restraining orders and for low-income families seeking conservatorships for elderly persons and disabled adults.   

She is the mother of two grown boys and is happily married to a life-long union painter. Her hobbies include reading, photography, and walking her dog Cassie.

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