Shanita Q. T. Straw
Shanita is the founder of Golden Law, a general practice law firm in Chicago, Illinois. She practices in the areas of Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning and Administration, Labor and Employment Law, Corporate and Business Formation, Family Law, and Bankruptcy.
Shanita is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. She is also a member of the Federal Trial Bar.
Shanita received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Cook County Bar Association. She received her Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Roosevelt University and she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a Minor in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.
In addition to practicing law, Shanita is an adjunct professor with the City Colleges of Chicago where she teaches Sociology courses in the Social Science Department.
Daniel Diamond joined Golden Law as an Associate Attorney in September 2019. He is a graduate of the DePaul University School of Law and graduated with a BS in Mathematical Economics from the University of Kentucky where he was a scholarship member of the intercollegiate debate team.
Prior to working at Golden Law, Daniel worked as an attorney at a large plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago, in sales and management, and as a contract computer programmer. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Illinois, the General Bar of the Northern District of Illinois, and the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Illinois.
He is also an active volunteer judge in the Chicago Debate League and an active attorney volunteer with CARPLS.