Ina joined Shook’s San Francisco office in 2006 after graduating from the University of California, Davis School of Law. She works primarily on products liability, class action and consumer-fraud cases. She has extensive experience in case coordination for both state and federal court and has handled all phases of civil discovery, including taking and defending depositions and the development of expert and company witnesses. Ina’s legal analysis and legal writing have led to successful motion practice on discovery matters and dispositive motions.

She has been an integral part of numerous defense teams that have successfully defended food and beverage companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, tobacco companies, automotive manufacturers, fuel retailers and car rental companies. Ina enjoys the challenge of mastering new subjects for each case and exploring and solving complex issues.

Judicial Externships

  • California Court of Appeal, 1st District - Justice Ignacio J. Ruvolo
  • California Court of Appeal, 2nd District - Writ Division

Publications

Tammy B. Webb & Ina D. Chang, Drawing the Line Between Class Action and Quasi-Class Action, ABA Mass Torts Litigation, Fall 2012. 

Laurie Novion & Ina D. Chang, The Evolving Burden for Removal under CAFA, ABA Mass Torts Litigation, Spring 2012. 

Jennifer Brown & Ina Chang, Chapter 3: Has the U.S. Class Action Well Run Dry? - Evaluating the Impact of Recent Supreme Court Opinions on Toxic Tort Litigation, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Class & Group Actions 2012 (Global Legal Group Ltd., London). 

Timothy E. Congrove, Amy M. Crouch & Ina D. Chang, How Plaintiffs' Class Counsel Try to Make Differences Vanish, For the Defense, Oct. 2008, at 27.