Judge since: 2006
Shelley has previously presided over domestic violence cases, evictions, and municipal civil jury trials. She started her legal career working in legal aid in Florida and moved to Chicago to work in private practice, with a specialty in contested divorce and child custody cases. Right before being elected to the bench, she was the head assistant attorney for the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL rated her well qualified, the CBA rated her qualified and the ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: Shelley was found qualified by the CBA, CCL, and ISBA in 2012.