Jamie Shimer

Jamie Shimer

Joliet, Illinois

Jamie Shimer has been practicing law since 2008, and in 2010 chose to focus her practice in Will and the surrounding collar counties.  She is an experienced advocate in the areas of civil litigation, trust and estate litigation, decedent’s estates, guardianships, adoptions, appellate procedure and advocacy, and personal injury. Prior to joining Wunderlich and Shimer, Jamie honed her trial and litigation skills in the areas of personal injury defense and appellate advocacy in the First and Third Appellate Districts before focusing her attention on the disadvantaged members of our community through the practice of elder law.
Jamie now dedicates a majority of her practice to trust and estate litigation, guardianships of minors and disabled adults and decedent’s estates.  Jamie also serves the community by accepting appointments as a guardian ad litem/advocate for minors and alleged disabled adults in Will County.


Areas of Practice

  • 15% Elder Law
  • 30% Probate Litigation
  • 30% Guardianships
  • 15% Trusts & Estate Litigation
  • 10% Adoption

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2008


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: SIU Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team
    • Honors: 2007-2008 National Moot Court Team from SIU School of Law
    • Honors: Taylor Mattis Fellow, for service to fellow students and colleagues
  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana - Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: Journalism

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Will County Bar Association, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Joliet, Officer

Past Employment Positions

  • Wengler Law Firm, LLC, Associate Attorney, 2015 - 2018
  • Fabrizio Hanson Peyla & Kawinski PC, Associate Attorney, 2010 - 2015
  • Sullivan Hincks & Conway, Associate Attorney, 2008 - 2010


  • English (Primary)