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Shara D. H. Kamal

Residential real estate Attorney at Burr Ridge, IL

5.0   83 reviews

also known as Shara Danielle Harris


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About Shara

Learn Shara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Residential real estate
    90%
    Residential Real Estate Closings

  2. Business
    5%

  3. Real estate
    5%
    Other real estate matter such as landlord tenant disputes and building violations matters.

    20 years

Having successfully closed over 5,000 real estate and business transactions in 17 years of private practice, she has become one of the most highly sought after real estate attorneys in the Chicagoland area.

Managing two office locations, with one in Burr Ridge and one in the Hyde Park community of Chicago, she oversees a high-volume real estate closing practice for clients who are first-time home buyers and sellers, FSBO's, seasoned investors, banks, retailers and wholesalers.


As a 2018 Fellow for Organizing for Action, her community service efforts have been in the areas of home ownership and business ownership. She serves as an Arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program. Her professional affiliations also include the Cook County Bar Association, Chicago Association of Realtors and Dearborn Realtist Board. She also proudly serves as a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

She represents Alliance Title, First American Title and Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund as a title insurance agent for real estate transactions.

She holds a Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia College Chicago.

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Licensed for 19 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 03/11/2009

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Shara

WFML, PC
1333 Burr Ridge Parkway, Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL, 60527
WFML, PC
5113 S. Harper Ave., Suite 2C
Chicago, IL, 60615
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Reviews

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Posted by Tyesha | October 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
My experience with Shara Kamal was excellent. My closing did not happen due to reasons beyond our control but she did her best to attempt to salvage the deal when challenges occurred. More importantly she stepped in and saved the day when the seller attempted to withhold our earnest money. I would have not known what to do without her guidance. I'm looking forward to working with her on my next transaction.
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Posted by Maurice | January 17, 2021
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Great attorney, great service!
I met Shara through a recommendation and I’m glad I did! I was extremely well taken care of from start to finish. She had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process. I always felt like I could ask when unclear or make requests and she was willing to hear me out and do everything in her power to accommodate. I was very pleased with the representation I received from Shara, and will use her for any real estate dealings I might have in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
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Tracey
Shara went above and beyond service. She was always there if we needed to speak to her. She clarified anything we did not understand about our contract.
Posted by Marx | October 29, 2020
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She's the Best
Ms. Shara was very professional and a delight to deal with. She was timely and thoughtful. I really appreciated her.
Posted by Weeya | June 25, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Ms. Kamal provided my husband and I with excellent assistance during the closing of our home. She helped us understand legal terms and made sure we were comfortable with the process. We highly recommend her services.
Posted by Tanisha | June 18, 2020
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Excellent
Shara provides excellent legal services. She’s extremely detailed and thorough.
Posted by Domonic | June 17, 2020
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Great Lawyer
Shara was great to work with. She was very nice and professional. She answered any and all questions that we had. She was very quick with her responsiveness which was a plus. She made the closing process go with so much ease explaining every document and frequently asking us if we had any questions. I was very happy that we chose her.
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Posted by Ramona | June 15, 2020
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Shara epitomizes professionalism!
Shara was the attorney for my personal closing, however I am also in the business and I refer her often, as she is extremely knowledgeable, her fee is fair and she is very timely in her responses.
Posted by Latrice | June 13, 2020
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Latrice
I recently closed on a Condo in the Chicago land area and hired Shara as my attorney. Shara did a great job assisting me through the process and at closing. Shara has extensive knowledge of the industry and process, and answered all my questions and concerns in a timely fashion. Combined with her pleasant demeanor, and professionalism contributed to a smooth closing. I highly recommend Shara Kamal for your real estate transactions/closings.
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Posted by Paris | April 14, 2020
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Excellent
Shara was to work with and very knowledgeable. She was helpful in every way and kept me informed throughout the process. Would definitely recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Betty | April 11, 2020
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A True Professional!
Attorney Shara Kamal represented my family in selling our family home. The home had been in our family for over sixty years and was an emotional sell. Attorney Shara proved to be professional, knowledgeable and caring. She was detail oriented and willing to go beyond the call of duty; if necessary to get the job done. The whole process proceeded without a hitch and my family was very pleased with the outcome!
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Posted by Lois | March 28, 2020
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Realestate deal
She was excellent she explained everything to me in layman‘s terms she’s such a easy person to communicate with. She’s very knowledgeable in her field and doesn’t mind you asking questions
Posted by Payton | March 28, 2020
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Real Estate Attorney
Shara helped me close a short sale property. She was very knowledgeable about the process and helped to guide me through the arduous task of getting a short sale approval from my lender. She stayed on top of the legal documents required to ensure the short sale would come to a successful closing.
Posted by Autry | March 7, 2020
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Pastor
Cool, Calm and Collective, are words that describe ATTY Kamal. I used her as my real estate attorney buying a home. From the time I contacted her to to the end of closing, Atty Kamal was there by my side, giving instructions, explaining each phase of the loan process, talking to the sellers attorney, communicating with my realtor We had an issue at the closing, where my bank was suppose to send my portion of funds to the closer via wire transfer, we get through signing a mountain of paperwork, where Atty Kamal walked me through each document and we get to the part where the closer go and check to see if my funds arrived in there account. The closer comes back into the room where the sellers people and my people are seating, and the closer announces “I don’t have your funds” Atty Kamal looks at me with a smile, just as calm as she was walking into the room when we started and begin to advise me on how to handle a bad situation, including talking to my bank representative on the phone, communicating with the closer and the seller’s people. Bottom line, I walked out of the closing with my keys!!!!!! I had an excellent attorney representing me.
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Posted by Luis | August 26, 2019
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Very professional and on target!
She answered every question we had and was very knowledgeable about all of our concerns. We are so pleased she’s our lawyer!! 10 plus stars!
Posted by Drew | July 9, 2019
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Home sale
Shara advised us on the sale of our home. She was extremely easy and accommodating to work with, helping us through several changes by our buyer. I highly recommend working with her.
Posted by Jasmin | June 21, 2019
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Phenomenal service
Shara went above and beyond during my home buying process. I don't know how she did it but I know that she is phenomenal at what she does. She took her time during closing to explain each document to me and even before we got to the closing table, she was very prompt. I recommend her to anyone but especially first time home buyers.
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Posted by Darryl | March 20, 2019
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Thank You Shara!
Shara efficiently submitted my LLC and subsequent information and provided a wealth of insights for my new company. I highly recommend her services to anyone requiring assistance starting their own business
Posted by Thomas | February 25, 2019
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Best Real Estate Attorney in Chicago
Mrs. Kamal is the most prepared and professional real estate attorney I have worked with in my 20 years of experience.
Posted by Junia | August 7, 2018
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Thorough
Shara was very professional from day one. I was referred to her by a friend. Once Shara took on my case, she immediately found a mistake, I knew then that she would be great for me & my husband being first time home buyers with very little knowledge. I was extremely pleased with her services, and her beautiful personality was a plus*
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • WFML, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Hampton Marshall Brokerage Group
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Student Intern
  • The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic
  • 1999 - 2001

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Columbia College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Defense of Building Court/Violations w/ City of Chicago
  • Case dismissed.

Associations

  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Organizing for Action
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Arbitrator
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Real Estate Section Council Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Chicago Association of REALTORS
  • Professional Standards Committeeman
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Chicago Association of REALTORS
  • Government Affairs Committeeman
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Organizing for Action Fellowship
  • Organizing for Action (OFA)
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Humanitarian "Orchid" Award
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Chicago Chapter
  • 2005
  • Hidden Jewel of the Neighborhood
  • Jewel-Osco/Alberston's
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • What is Fashion Law?
  • Fashion Law
  • 2013
  • Chase Home Buyers Seminar
  • Home Ownership Seminar
  • 2013
  • 1st Annual Symposium on Fashion & Design Law
  • Fashion Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (1)
Endorse Shara
Real estate Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. True professional and pleasure to work with."
Real estate Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel against Attorney Kamal on a number of real estate closings and an eviction matter. I find her to be very professional and an excellent advocate for her clients."
Real estate Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a highly respected attorney in the Real Estate Community. It was an absolute pleasure working with her."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kamal is a competent attorney whom I have worked with previously on different matters. She is very well-versed in her field and goes over and beyond for all of her clients. I highly recommend her services."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. She has an exceptional reputation in the legal community and amongst her clients. She is thorough and very hard working."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Harris and I went to law school together and later worked together as fellow attorneys. In our 10 years of practice, I can honestly say that she is an attorney that takes the profession of law seriously by continously expanding her knowledge and perfecting her skills to meet all clients needs. I recommend Attorney Harris."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shara Harris is an innovative and hardworking lawyer who produces favorable results for her clients."
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Burr Ridge Residential real estate Lawyer Shara D. H. Kamal
Shara D. H. Kamal
Residential real estate Attorney
Burr Ridge, IL
Licensed for 19 years
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