About the Foundation

Board & Staff

Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer A. Shaw

Secretary
Jennifer A. Shaw, PC

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 Associations and the Madison County Bar Association. She has been an active Board Member of several not-for-profit agencies.

Licensure:
Illinois, 1996
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1997
U.S. Circuit Court, 8th Circuit, 2005
United States Supreme Court, 2004

Work Experience: 
The Shaw Law Group Jennifer A. Show, P.C., Managing Partner (2003-current)
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)

Honors and Awards:
Super Lawyer, Thompson Reuters, 2012
Young Careerist of the Year, State of Illinois, Business and Professional Women, 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications:
Illinois Department of Child and Family Services Panel Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council Member – Subcommittee Chair – Unmarried Couples and Civil Unions
Illinois State Bar Association – Assembly Member (2007-current)
Illinois State Bar Association, Past Chair – Human Rights Section Council
Illinois State Bar Association, Past Chair – Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Illinois State Bar Association, Past Chair – Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation; Illinois State Bar Association
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

Pro bono/Community Service:
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), President

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:
Beloved Pets—The Oft-Overlooked Legal Quagmire, ISBA Family Law Newsletter, September 2012
The Civil Unions Act and its Impact on the Practice of Law, Speaker, St. Clair County Bar Association, 2011
The Roadmap to the Illinois Civil Union Act, Speaker, ISBA, 2011
Buts and Bolts of Family Law, Speaker, Ethical Considerations in Representation, ISBA, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:
In re Parentage of C.W.S., a Minor Child. Trial Court’s award of custody of an infant to the father was affirmed on appeal, 2010