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Anne I. Shaw is a founding officer and shareholder of Shaw Legal Services, Ltd. Her practice concentrates in civil litigation in the areas of commercial, civil rights and personal injury. Her firm also handles a vast array of work including, estate planning, corporate transactional work, consumer bankruptcy, family law, and real estate law. 


Her clients range from individuals, families, start-ups, small businesses, medium businesses, franchises, and Fortune 500 companies. She has represented businesses and persons of various backgrounds and needs, including but not limited to: lawyers, doctors, nurses, accountants, engineers, construction companies, suppliers, restaurateurs, real estate companies, yoga studios, spas, hair salons, parking companies, internet and technology companies, manufacturers, international shipment companies, and others.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    21 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 10%
    13 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    21 years



Hourly ($200-450/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Zafar Musvi

    I endorse this lawyer! Anne is a positive influence everywhere she goes and has shown her commitment to the legal field and client advocacy at every turn for many years; those alone are noteworthy accomplishments in the modern legal landscape.


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Contact info

Shaw Legal Services, Ltd.

540 W. Briar Place
Suite B
Chicago, IL, 60657


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sandra Otaka Leadership AwardAsian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area2010
Civic Leader AwardClerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County2009
Best Lawyer Under 40National Asian Pacific American Bar Association2009
40 Lawyers Under 40 to WatchChicago Law Bulletin2008
Member of the Year AwardAsian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderShaw Legal Services, Ltd.2003 - Present
Senior AssociateLaw Offices of Robert Orman1995 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association - GP Solo Small Firm CommitteePrograms Board Member2011 - Present
Asian American Bar Association Law FoundationPresident2009 - Present
DePaul University Alumni AssociationSecretary2009 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago AreaPresident2007 - 2008
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago AreaVice President2006 - 2007
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook CountyChair of the Asian Advisory Committee2006 - 2009
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago AreaTreasurer2004 - 2006
East Village AssociationVice President2004 - 2005
DePaul University Asian Alumni AssociationPresident1997 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
DePaul UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solo Small Firm Committee Webinar SeriesSmall Business Basics2011
Solo Small Firm Committee Webinar SeriesSmall Business Basics2010
Continuing Legal EducationConsumer Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 Basics2010
20th Anniversary Celebration20 years of the Asian American Bar Assocition2008
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 2005 National ConferenceMarketing your firm2005
Women's DayWomen Recognition2004