Shelly first joined Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. in 1996, where she spent eight years recruiting and placing attorneys with prominent national and regional law firms and corporations. In 2004, Shelly took a leave-of-absence to raise her two small children and then re-joined the firm in 2008. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1986 and J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1989. After practicing law for two and one-half years at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., Shelly spent three years as Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago handling employment matters before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies. Shelly enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.