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Shaw, Jennifer A

201 Hillsboro AvenueSte. BEdwardsville, IL 62025

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Updated: 04/06/2015

Overview

Jennifer Shaw founded The Shaw Law Group, P.C. after dedicating four years of legal practice to Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. The firm is focused on all areas of domestic relations litigation with special emphasis on securing the rights of unmarried couples.

Jennifer is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Madison County Bar Association. She has been an active Board Member of several not-for-profit agencies.

Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Domestic Relations
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principle Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Specialties and Certifications

  • Panel Attorney, Illinois Department of Child and Family Services

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Family Law Section Council Member, Subcommittee Chair, Unmarried Couples and Civil Unions)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2007 - 2012 (Assembly Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Chair - Human Rights Section Council)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Chair Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (current Continuing Legal Education Chair))
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Chair, Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Member, Diversity Leadership Council)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Member, Diversity Pipeline Committee)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Member, Special Task Force on Legal Research)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Member, Standing Committee on ARDC)
  • Madison County Bar Association (Family Law Committee Co-Chair)

Honors

  • Super Lawyer, Thompson Reuters, 2012 - 2013
  • Young Careerist of the Year, State of Illinois, Business and Professional Women, 2002 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • The Civil Unions Act and its Impact on the Practice of Law, St. Clair County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • The Roadmap to the Illinois Civil Union Act, ISBA, 2011 - Present
  • Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Ethical Considerations in Representation, ISBA, 2011 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Children First Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Metro East Humane Society, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2007
  • Phoenix Crisis Center, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2005
  • Phoenix Crisis Center, President

Past Positions

  • Reilly & Shaw, Partner, 2001 - 2003
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., Senior Staff Attorney /Domestic Violence Task Force Director, 1998 - 2001
  • Campbell, Black, Carnine, Hedin, Ballard & McDonald, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1996 - 1997

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Past Lists

  • 2017Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jennifer A. Shaw on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Super Lawyer, Thompson Reuters, 2012 - 2013
  • Young Careerist of the Year, State of Illinois, Business and Professional Women, 2002 - Present

Office Information

Address

201 Hillsboro AvenueSte. BEdwardsville, IL 62025

Fax

  • 618-655-9460

Email

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Beloved Pets—The Oft-Overlooked Legal Quagmire, ISBA Family Law Newsletter, September, 2012

Representative Cases

  • In re Parentage of C.W.S., a Minor Child , (2010)

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