Carolin Shining

Senior Attorney


An experienced counselor and litigator, Senior Attorney Carolin Shining brings decades of experience to the table for her clients, helping them navigate a wide range of legal disputes, including:

A passionate advocate for those in need, Carolin holds memberships in various prominent organizations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). A leader in and out of the courtroom, the relationships Carolin has developed throughout a storied career help her remain at the forefront of legal best practices and offer clients the highest degree of care. 

Recently, Carolin represented over a hundred Los Angeles truck drivers in a mass tort case. The truckers, who worked transporting goods from the Port of Los Angeles to auxiliary destinations, suffered brain and lung damage from toxic fumes their vehicles released. Carolin and her team fought against the manufacturers responsible, enabling the truck drivers to receive compensation. Cases like this are nothing new to Carolin, and emphasize her dedication to providing those in need with high-quality counsel.

“Helping people is in my DNA. My clients are my family – I take care of them. They need representation, they need help – there’s nothing I enjoy more than getting a good result for them.”

Carolin’s work has made her a prominent member of the California legal community, as trusted by legal professionals and colleagues as her clients. A prominent author and speaker, Carolin has written for the Advocate, CAOC Forumand Los Angeles Daily JournalShe also regularly presents on current legal issues, addressing attorneys as well as the public. In 2021, she spoke on proving up sexual harassment cases at the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) annual convention, and on the consequences of allowing paraprofessionals to practice without licensed supervision to the Mexican American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and other organizations. 

Over the last four years, Carolin has received statewide and national attention advocating on behalf of plaintiff attorneys against the State Bar of California Paraprofessional Working Group. Carolin has fought against the Group’s efforts to remove systems dedicated to providing low-income individuals with legal counsel, arguing instead that consumers should receive increased protections and access to quality counsel. Multiple bar associations have come forward to support Carolin’s work, helping her ensure that low-income and in-need individuals continue to receive the legal representation they deserve.

Carolin’s professional accomplishments reflect her commitment to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-shifting legal landscape. Carolin leverages her legal acumen and a keen understanding of her clients’ needs to ensure the individuals she represents receive the empathetic, compassionate counsel they deserve. We look forward to supporting her continued growth and achievements here at Wilshire Law Firm.


  • Experienced counselor and litigator with decades of experience.
  • Recognized both in California and nationwide for her advocacy on behalf of low-income and in-need individuals.
  • History of success counseling individual plaintiffs, as well as representing multiple parties in mass tort and class action cases.
  • Renowned speaker and writer in the California and national legal communities.
  • Recipient of awards from notable associations including CAOC and CAALA.

Attorney FAQ

What industry memberships do you belong to?

Carolin holds memberships in various prominent organizations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)

What types of cases do you typically handle?

Carolin handles a wide variety of cases including personal injury, employment, class action, intellectual property and more. 

What law school did you attend?

Carolin obtained her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School



  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • B.S., Michigan State University


Awards & Leadership Recognition

  • 2021 Presidential Award of Merit (CAOC)
  • 2020 Presidential Award of Merit (CAOC)
  • 2020 Presidential Award of Merit (CAALA)
  • Super Lawyer 2021
  • LATLA Honorary Board Member


Speaking Engagements

  • “Proving Up Sexual Harassment Cases,” CAOC Annual Convention – 2021
  • CAALA Annual Convention – 2021
  • “Allowing Paraprofessionals to Practice without Supervision from Licensed Attorneys,” MABA, LACBA, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association – 2021



  • $15,000,000 Settlement – Mass Tort
  • $10,000,000 Settlement – Personal Injury
  • $9,000,000 Settlement – Personal Injury
  • $7,000,000 Settlement – Personal Injury
  • $3,000,000 Verdict – Personal Injury


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