Mark L. Shaw

Managing Principal

Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Phone: 847-244-4696
Fax: 847-244-4673
Email: E-mail Me

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Mark Shaw founded the firm in 1995. Previously, he was a trial lawyer at Winston & Strawn, L.P. and Seyfarth Shaw, L.P. He received a B.S. Pharm., with honors, from Purdue University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University. He is a licensed pharmacist in Illinois and was licensed in Indiana and Kentucky. In addition, he is a licensed attorney in state and federal courts in Illinois, the District of Columbia, and Wisconsin. Also, he has served as a certified arbitrator and guardian ad litem in Illinois. He has written and lectured on various legal topics and received awards for trial advocacy. He served as Special Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Legislative Counsel, Special Cook County State’s Attorney, Special Round Lake Beach Counsel and a Lake Forest Plan Commissioner. He is a Teen Court Judge, and a member of numerous bar and pharmacy associations. He practices in all major areas including bankruptcy, civil, criminal, family, estate planning, land use, municipal, personal injury, probate, real estate second amendment rights and transactional law.

Areas of Legal Practice

  • Administrative
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Professional Licensures and Compliance
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial and Corporate Transactions
  • Criminal Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • DUI and Traffic
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Expungements and Records Sealing
  • Family Dissolutions and Disputes
  • Fair Housing
  • Governmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Landlord-Tenant Evictions and Disputes
  • Land Use
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Municipal Ordinance Compliance and Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Restraining Orders
  • Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • Wisconsin, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
  • J.D. magna cum laude – 1988
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • B.S. – 1984
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma
  • Major: Pharmacy

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Advocacy

Past and Present Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Jefferson Inns of Court, Member
  • American Pharmaceutical Association, Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta , Treasurer, 1986 – 1987
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Vice President, 1987 – 1988
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Pharmacists Association, Member
  • Indiana Pharmacists Association, Member
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association, Member

Past and Present Government Service

  • Former Special Counsel for the U.S. Resolution Trust Corporation
  • Former Special Counsel for the Illinois Attorney General
  • Former Special Counsel for the Illinois State Employees’ Retirement System
  • Former Special Counsel for the Illinois State Universities Retirement System
  • Former Special Counsel for the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System
  • Former Special Counsel for the Illinois General Assembly Retirement System
  • Former Special Counsel for the Illinois Judicial Retirement System
  • Former Special Counsel for the 59th Illinois House District
  • Former Special Prosecutor for the Village of Round Lake Beach
  • Former Special Counsel for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Former Special Counsel for the Benton Township Assessor
  • Former Special Counsel for Shields Township
  • Former Special Counsel for Vernon Township
  • Former Special Counsel for Waukegan Township
  • Former Lake Forest Plan Commissioner
  • Former Ann Kiley Developmental Center Human Rights Commissioner
  • Lake County Governmental Reform and Accountability Commissioner
  • West Skokie Drainage District Commissioner
  • Lake County Teen Court Advisory Committee

Community Activities

  • Cub Scout Master, Pack 48, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Coach, AYSO Soccer, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • State Central Committeeman, Illinois Republican Party, 2012 – Present
  • Chairman, Lake County Republican Central Committee, 2016 – Present
  • Chairman, West Deerfield Township Republican Organization, 2008 – Present
  • Chairman, West Deerfield Township Independent Organization, 2009
  • Member, Committee on Candidates, Lake Forest Caucus, 1992 – 1995
  • Ward Chairman, Committee on Candidates, Lake Forest Caucus, 1994 – 1995

Languages

  • Spanish

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