Abigail Means



312.690.5556, Extension 529

Abigail Means is an attorney in the Chicago office of Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier P.L.L.C.  Her practice is focused on matters involving the defense of claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act and Defense Base Act.

Abigail graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2017, where she served as a research assistant, focusing on issues regarding emotions and the law, with a specific focus on how remorse affects the outcomes in legal settings.  Abigail was also a law clerk at a civil litigation law firm for two years.  Abigail also graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  During her time at the University of Oklahoma, she interned at the Oklahoma Innocence Project, where she assisted attorneys in their investigation and submission of habeas corpus petitions on behalf of wrongly convicted individuals.

Abigail was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November 2017.  She is licensed to practice law in the Illinois State Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  She is currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association, and volunteers as a mentor for high school students at Legal Prep Charter Academy.

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