Shaunti Yanik has worked as a legal investigator for more than 12 years and has conducted complex investigations in both civil and criminal cases.
Her experience conducting civil investigations includes allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or retaliation; whistle-blower complaints; fraud and public corruption charges; and cases involving torts, personal injury, and wrongful death. She has participated annually in specialized training conducting Title IX investigations and has investigated allegations of campus sexual assaults.
In the criminal area, Yanik worked as a Criminal Investigator for the County of Los Angeles for seven years, and her caseload included death penalty charges at both the guilt and penalty trial phases. Yanik conducted witness interviews, photographed crime scenes, and prepared detailed written reports. Her work for the County also included investigations into allegations of domestic violence, robbery, assault, kidnapping, and homicide.
Prior to her work for the County, Yanik served as a PII staff investigator assigned to both civil and criminal cases. She has also worked as a legal researcher for the civil rights law firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C. in Chicago.
Yanik holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago in English Literature. She is licensed as a private investigator in the State of California.