Anne I. Shaw

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Chicago, IL

Shaw Legal Services Ltd.
540 West Briar Place, Suite B
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773-453-4861
Fax: 773-549-9503
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (50%), Real Estate: Business (30%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Anne I. Shaw is a founding officer and shareholder of Shaw Legal Services in Chicago, Illinois, where she practices business, commercial, estate and real estate litigation. She represents individuals and business clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. 

Ms. Shaw has over 25 years of legal experience and is committed to providing strong representation. She is a graduate of DePaul University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. She holds a license to practice law before all Illinois state courts. 

Over the course of her career, Ms. Shaw has successfully resolved complex litigation in a wide variety of legal areas on behalf of her clients. Her success has earned her recognition and several awards. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association named her a “Best Lawyer Under 40” and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin listed her as one of “40 Lawyers Under 40 to Watch.”

Outside of running her law practice, Ms. Shaw has always been involved in her legal community. She has served in leadership positions for the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, including as chair of the Judicial Evaluation Committee and as founder and co-chair of the Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic. She has also served as president, vice-president and treasurer of the organization. 

Ms. Shaw was a Commissioner on the Cook County Board of Ethics, has also held leadership roles in Asian Americans Advancing Justice, ACLU of Illinois, the Circuit Court of Cook County Asian Advisory Council and the East Village Association. She continues to serve as a Committee Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and sat on the alumni board for DePaul University. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Real Estate: Business
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Anne I. Shaw

Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.shawlegalservices.com/anne-shaw.html

Honors/Awards

  • "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch 2008"
  • , •Chicago Lawyer’s and Chicago Law Bulletin’s 2008 “40 Lawyers Under 40 to Watch.”
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Civic Leader Award
  • Sandra R. Otaka Leadership Award, Asian American Bar Association, 2010
  • "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch 2008"
  • Vanguard Award, Chicago Bar Association
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Awards, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Chicago Kent College of Law
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, Cook County State’s Attorney
  • Chicago Lawyer’s and Chicago Law Bulletin’s 2008 “40 Lawyers Under 40 to Watch.”
  • AABA’s Outstanding Member Award
  • Sandra R. Otaka Leadership Award, Asian American Bar Association, 2010
  • Clerk Circuit Court of Cook County’s Civic Leader Award

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Midwest Asian Health Association
  • Board Member, Asian American Coalition of Chicago
  • Commissioner, Cook County Board of Ethics
  • Board Member, United Chinese Americans National
  • Past Board Member and Secretary of DePaul University’s Alumni Board
  • Co-Founder, Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • Current Board Member and Secretary of DePaul University’s Alumni Board

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past Board Member, Lieutenant Governor‘s Asian American Advisory Council
  • Past Chair, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Asian Advisory Council
  • Past President, Asian American Bar Association
  • Past President, Asian American Bar Association’s Law Foundation
  • Past Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
  • Past Co-Treasurer, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago
  • Past Vice President, East Village Association
  • Co-Chair, Civic Engagement Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Former Commissioner, Cook County Board of Ethics
  • Development Committee, Common Cause Illinois
  • Co-Chair, Women of Color Coalition
  • Leadership Circle Member, Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago
  • Past Vice President, East Village Association
  • Past President, DePaul University’s Asian Alumni Association
  • Co-Treasurer, Asian American Institute
  • President, Asian American Bar Association’s Law Foundation
  • Vice President/President-Elect, AABA
  • Co-Treasurer, Asian American Institute
  • Past Vice President, East Village Association
  • Past President, DePaul University’s Asian Alumni Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s National Convention in Chicago, Executive Planning Committee, 2005
  • Treasurer, AABA
  • Chair, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Asian Advisory Council
  • Board Member, Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn‘s Asian American Advisory Council
  • Co-Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee, AABA
  • Co-Chair, Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic, AABA, 2010

Educational Background

  • IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • DePaul University, Bachelors of Science Degree
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Office Location for Anne I. Shaw

540 West Briar Place
Suite B
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773-453-4861

Fax: 773-549-9503

Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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