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Shelley Kalita

Shelley Kalita

Kalita Law Group P.C.
  • Family Law, Immigration Law, Divorce
  • Illinois
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Shelley Kalita received her Juris Doctorate with Honors from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois in June 2000. She graduated in the top 10% of her law class, achieving the honors of the Order of the Coif, and served on the DePaul Law Review. In addition, Shelley has a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois in Forensic Science. In her previous career, Shelley served as the Laboratory Director of the Illinois Racing Board, directing horse racing’s drug testing programs, and also served as the General Counsel for the Illinois Racing Board specializing in horse racing and administrative law matters for 10 years. Most recently, Shelley was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to serve as a member of the Illinois Racing Board.

Shelley’s immigration and family law practice has spanned over 17 years. She has brought hundreds of immigration cases before the USCIS, the Department of State, National Visa Center, Foreign consulates, and the Federal District Court and immigration court. In addition, she provides personal and individualized attention to family law matters in the areas of divorce, child support and custody and foreign and domestic adoption in Cook County Illinois and the surrounding collar counties. She is known for her personal and compassionate approach to family immigration and family law problems. Shelley is available to speak to personally – you will get her on the phone (not a legal assistant) to answer your questions and give you advice on your case.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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  • English
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Kalita Law Group P.C.
- Current
General Counsel
Illinois racing Board
DePaul College of Law
Honors: Graduated with Honors, Order of the Coif
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University of Illinois - Chicago
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Peer Review Rated
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Shelley J. Kalita's Website Profile
Kalita Law Group P.C. Website
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Kalita Law Group P.C.
910 W. Van Buren St,
Ste 2S
Chicago, IL 60607
Telephone: (312) 829-2465
Fax: (312) 829-2937