Kane County Family Law Lawyers
St. Charles, IL Attorneys with 30 Years of Experience
Matthew G. Shaw
Matt Shaw attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated from Illinois College, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983. He continued his education at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1986, and became a licensed attorney in Illinois on November 6, 1986.
Having previously practiced in general and family law practices, and having served as the child support attorney for Kane County Circuit Court Clerks Office from 1987 to 1995. Mr. Shaw opened his own law practice concentrating in family law in 1991. In 2000, he co-founded the law firm of Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C. in St. Charles, Illinois, which concentrated its practice in family law, including dissolution of marriage, financial issues, and custody litigation. In 2016, Matt reopened his own law firm Shaw Sanders, P.C.
Deidre C. Sanders
Graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 2007, Ms. Sanders became licensed in the state of Ohio, and the following year became licensed in the State of Illinois. She worked for Administer Justice, an organization providing low-cost legal aid, during Saturday Legal Clinics to help numerous clients, as well as serving as a Guardian ad Litem for children through CASA
Patrick M. Collins
While growing up in Belvidere, Illinois, Patrick knew that he wanted to go into a career where he could serve the public. In furtherance of that goal, he attended Arizona State University ('19), where he obtained a degree in public service and public policy. While at Arizona State, he worked in the Arizona Legislature for two sessions, and also served as the Director of Civic Engagement for the University's downtown campus. For this commitment to service, he was honored with admission to the Lincoln Scholars Program. He then went to law school at the University of Illinois at Chicago ('22), where he focused his studies on constitutional law and civil litigation.
Mark R. Imielski
Mark Imielski graduated from Northern Illinois Law School in 2013 and was licensed to practice in Illinois the same year. Mr. Imielski brings a decade of family law experience to Shaw Sanders, P.C. Mr. Imielski has earned a reputation as a zealous and thoughtful advocate on behalf of his clients. He excels in all aspects of parentage and divorce cases. Mr. Imielski has a distinct enthusiasm for cases involving complex asset identification and division.
Kaitlin E. Kerstetter
Kaitlin E. Kerstetter received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University with a double major in History and Political Science. In 2014 she graduated Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law and was licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois the same year. Since becoming licensed, she served the People of the State of Illinois as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.