Shaina S. Kalanges

Shaina S. Kalanges

Wheaton, Illinois

Since becoming an Illinois attorney in 2015, Shaina Simone Kalanges built her practice around creditor and debtor side bankruptcy and complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. Shaina’s experience spans from representing mom and pop business owners to multi-million-dollar corporations. Before practicing law Shaina worked as a full-time certified yoga instructor and continues to teach yoga in her spare time.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Credit Union Representation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016


  • Northern Illinois College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Cinema Studies
    • Honors: Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards

  • 2012-2015 Northern Illinois University College of Law Achievement Scholarship
  • 2013-2015 Northern Illinois University College of Law Excellence Scholarship
  • 2014 DeWilde Scholarship Award for the Study of Evidence Law
  • 2015 George M. Shur Award for Achievement in Constitutional Law

Publications and Presentations

  • Special Committee on the Impact of Law School Curriculum and Debt: Executive Summary Report, ILL. B.J. (2015) (with Amanda Beveroth)
  • Entrenched in Legal Issues at Home: Why Our Veterans Need More Local Support, KCBA BAR BRIEFS 19-23 (Nov. 11, 2015).
  • Modern Private Data Collection and National Security Agency Surveillance: A Comprehensive Package of Solutions Addressing Domestic Surveillance Concerns, 34 N. ILL. U. L. REV. (2014).