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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Adoption: 90%
    28 years
  2. Family: 10%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Ballard. Very experienced and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up a great work!

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    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • Sara R. Howard

    Shelley is a well respected adoption attorney; she is knowledgeble and a fierce advocate for her clients.

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    Sara Howard Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

221 N. Lasalle St., Suite 1136
Chicago, IL, 60601-1328

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198711/12/2015
NCInactive199710/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBallard Desai & Miller2010 - Present
PartnerBallard Desai Bush-Joseph & Horwich2002 - 2009
PresidentShelley B. Ballard, P.C.1998 - 2002
PartnerBostick Bush-Joseph & Howich1995 - 1998
PresidentShelley B. Bostick, Attorney at Law1988 - 1995
AssociateLatham & Watkins1987 - 1988
Marketing RepresentativeIBM1979 - 1984
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
On Your Feet FoundationBoard President2003 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1990 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationIllinois Adoption Law2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Vanderbilt UniversityEngineering ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1979