Member Monday: Jade Simmons-Ford

Managing Attorney – Torts // Chicago Transit Authority

Description of your practice
I defend the CTA in all personal injury and property damage actions.  I recruit and train talented attorneys to do the same.

Why are you a member of the WBAI?
I am a member of the WBAI to network and discuss issues unique to women in the law.

What do you think is the best way to empower women in law?
The best way to empower women in the law is by representation. Seeing is believing!  Seeing more women in the courtroom or positions of power is an encouragement to other women that they too can make it.

What are you most looking forward to in the following year, personally/professionally?
In the following year, I am looking forward to returning back to the office.  I have 10-year-old twins that have been doing remote learning for almost a year.  Teaching kids is not my ministry!

Tell us something interesting about you.
I love thrifting. In my spare time, I go to garage sales and estate sales.  I am always looking for unique finds or good bargains.