Shaw Sanders, P.C. Receives Best Lawyers Recognition


Best Lawyers RecognitionShaw Sanders, P.C. in St. Charles was recently recognized by Best Lawyers. The Best Lawyers’ lists of peer-reviewed and recommended lawyers serve as a guide to the best individuals and firms in their fields through a proven methodology.

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Attorney Matt Shaw served as the child support attorney for Kane County Circuit Court Clerk’s 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, & Associates, P.C. in St. Charles, Ill., 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.

After attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Matt received his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law and became a licensed Illinois attorney in 1986.

Matt has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in Illinois courts with his extensive trial experience. He has also served as a Mediator and Guardian ad Litem in Family Law cases, in addition to resolving numerous cases outside of court. As a legal author and lecturer, Matt has served on several family law committees including the ISBA Family Law Section Council. He has authored and published articles in the ISBA Family Law Newsletter and authored the first chapter of the Illinois Family Law Handbook.

Attorney Deidre C. Sanders earned her law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. Deidre is also a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Guardian ad Litem.

Attorney Noely Alicea-Muñoz received her law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law. During that time, Noely was a member of the 2016 NLLSA Moot Court Team and interned at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and NIU’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic.

“It is a privilege and honor for our firm to be recognized by Best Lawyers. We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our work in the legal profession, specifically in divorce and family law matters. We have talented attorneys, and our firm takes pride in listening to our clients and aggressively advocating on behalf of their best interests,” Shaw stated.

About Shaw Sanders, P.C.

From their office in St. Charles, Shaw Sanders, P.C. works with clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Kane County, DuPage County, DeKalb County, Kendall County, and the surrounding areas. Whether a dispute is over allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), child support, parenting time (visitation), spousal support/maintenance (alimony), property division, or any other divorce-related matter, their experienced legal team pursues the best possible resolution for their clients. Combining legal skills with compassion and understanding, they understand the importance of the outcome of every case.

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