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  • UIC John Marshall Law School (now UIC Law)
  • Michigan State University

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  • State of Illinois

Shelby A. Heffernan is an Associate at the CTM Legal Group. In 2013, Shelby obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. After graduation Shelby worked at a Residential Treatment Center in the Chicagoland area, where she facilitated group therapies to inner city youth.  In 2020, Shelby went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the UIC John Marshall Law School (now UIC Law). All throughout law school, Shelby clerked for a reputable boutique law firm, focused on the practice area of Family Law. During her time as a clerk, she learned invaluable litigation skills and acquired a wealth of knowledge in the areas of family law. Additionally, Shelby served on the Center of Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board, as the Associate Barrister of Trial Team Recruitment, and later as the Vice Barrister. 

Shelby was admitted to the Illinois Bar in January of 2021. Prior to coming to CTM Legal Group, Shelby was an associate attorney at an elite family law firm in Oak Park. During this time Shelby also cultivated a deep appreciation for the value of alternative dispute resolution and mediation in divorce proceedings. Shelby’s primary focus is in family law, and probate matters. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and American Association for Justice.