Judge Shamis most recently was Executive Director of Alpine Legal Services, where he practiced family law, real estate law, collections, protection orders and criminal law. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College. Previously, Judge Shamis was a Partner at Fahrenholtz, Kleinschmidt, Stephens and Shamis, where he practiced in the 5th and 9th District Courts. He was a Senior Attorney and Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Cook County (Ill.) Public Defender. Prior to graduation from law school, Judge Shamis directed the Illinois Ethnic Consultation.
Judge Shamis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law.