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Nacenté Seabury

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP - Chicago
70 W Madison St Ste 2900 
Chicago , IL 60602


Nacenté helps corporations solve and mitigate puzzles of toxic tort, product liability and environmental litigation.

Nacenté represents clients in toxic tort, mass tort and product liability matters throughout the nation. She drafts briefs, memoranda, motions, discovery requests and responses, and handles depositions. Believing in the strength of teamwork, she collaborates with litigation teams to build innovative and active defense strategies for clients.

She also has in-depth experience in environmental law, having defended large and mid-sized businesses, waste disposal companies and construction firms in civil litigation. She has provided transactional work and counseled clients on regulatory compliance. The Clean Water Act; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Clean Air Act; Endangered Species Act; Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); and various state environmental laws are familiar issues for Nacenté.

Clients appreciate Nacenté’s unique inside perspective as a former Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her experience researching, drafting and enforcing regulatory compliance matters gave her a view from the other side of the table. She enjoys having this knowledge base as one more way to move clients forward.






Toxic Tort 

Product Liability 

Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution 


Asbestos Litigation 

Product Safety 


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021
  • National Black Lawyers (NBL), Top 40 Under 40, 2021
  • Washington School of Law Black Law Students Association, Young Alumni Award


  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • cum laude , University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Vice-Chancellor's Honor Recipient for Leadership


  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Mound City Bar Association


  • French, Conversant

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