Shanna Valenti

Shanna Valenti

Associate
Location:
Wheaton, Illinois
Phone:
630-871-1002
Fax:
630-871-0224

Shanna Valenti attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO, where she graduated with a B.A. in History. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL where she graduated Cum Laude. She earned her Juris Doctorate from SIU School of Law in 2014. Shanna is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

During Shanna’s undergraduate career, she was a four year captain of the Women’s Volleyball Team. Shanna broke the school record for most career digs her senior year. Shanna was also named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year her senior year and continues to play in volleyball leagues in the western suburbs.

While in Law School, Shanna was a member of the SIU Law Journal, where she was selected a CaseNote/Comment Editor of the journal her 3L year. Additionally, Shanna was selected as a Taylor Mattis Fellow where she mentored 1L students during weekly meetings. Shanna concentrates her legal practice in family law matters including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, mediation, litigation.

Shanna is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association. She is also a member of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.

In her spare time, Shanna enjoys playing with her three dogs (Max, Maddie, and Murphy), going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2014

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. (Cum Laude), 2014
    • Dean’s List, 2012-2014
    • CALI Award of Excellence in Labor Law, 2014
    • BLSA Trial Team Competition Semi-Finalist, 2014
    • CALI Award of Excellence in Lawyering Skills II, 2012
  • Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
    • B.A., History, 2010
    • Dean’s List, 2006-2010
    • Female Student-Athlete of the Year, 2010
    • Remley Women’s Center of Excellence Award, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Cali Award of Excellence in Labor Law, SIU School of Law, 2014
  • Cali Award of Excellence in Lawyering Skills II, SIU School of Law, 2012
  • Dean’s List, SIU School of Law, 2012-2014
  • Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Westminster College, 2010
  • Dean’s List, Westminster College, 2006-2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • The Law Office of Shanna Valenti, West Chicago, IL, Attorney at Law, November 2014 - June 2015