Shelly in Her Own Words

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Shelly L. Leonida

Shelly is the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for overseeing all areas of human resources and recruiting for attorneys and staff. She oversees a department that is responsible for HR policy development and administration, benefits and compensation, employee relations, and performance management. 

Shelly joined LP in the spring of 2008, bringing 15 years of experience in the legal field. After serving a federal clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Shelly was a litigator in Chicago for several years. She then worked as an attorney recruiter, where she gained valuable insight on the Chicago legal community. Most recently, Shelly was the Director of Human Resources at Schopf & Weiss.

Shelly received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was on the Executive Board of the Valparaiso University Law Review and a teaching assistant. She received her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from DePauw University. She is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). 

Valparaiso University School of Law J.D., magna cum laude
DePauw University B.A., cum laude, in Political Science
Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)


What is the most interesting part of your job?
Definitely recruiting and interviewing – it is so great to talk to candidates about all the great things at LP.
What’s one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
That I lived in a tiny town (population 300) in Wyoming from 7th-12th grade. There were 15 people in my graduating class in high school.
How do you spend your free time?
With my husband, Ed, our 8 year-old son, Evan and our dog, Crosby (the latter named after Sidney Crosby of the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins).

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