Dominique Seymoure

Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Class Actions/Mass Tort

Insurance Services

Office Locations:

Edwardsville, IL

Phone: 618.656.4646

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Education

  • Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), Southern Illinois University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts-Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, 1998

Year Joined Firm

2019

 

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Dominique Seymoure (Of Counsel)

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An experienced trial attorney, Dominique has handled a variety of cases including those involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, trucking accidents, products liability, class actions, toxic torts, consumer fraud, breach of contract, and insurance coverage disputes for insurance companies and their insureds, manufacturers, transportation companies, and property owners. In her 18 years of practice, she tried more than 20 civil jury trials to verdict and has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in the Fourth and Fifth District Appellate Courts in Illinois. In addition, she has obtained judgments for her clients, including individuals and insurance companies, through dispositive motions.

Significant Cases

  • Fronabarger v. Burns 385 Ill. App. 3d 560 (5th Dist. 2008) - Whether post-accident photographs showing little to no damage to the involved vehicles are admissible in a trial for personal injuries.
  • Lambert v. Coonrod 2012 IL App (4th) 110518 - Whether a defendant’s offer to pay the plaintiff’s medical bills after the plaintiff fell at the defendant’s home is admissible on the issue of liability at a trial for personal injuries.

Public Speaking

  • “Making Sure Your Case is Trial Ready”
    Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel “Succeeding as a Young Associate" Seminar 2015
  • “Oral Argument: Winning in the Courtroom”
    Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel "Legal Writing and Advocacy" Seminar 2018

Professional Recognition

  • Designated an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, 2015 and 2016
  • Featured in Emerging Lawyers Magazine, November 2016
  • Designated a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois